I will start out with the sewing. I worked on the African fabric blocks and here is what I have sewn together. I still need to trim these blocks.
I spent 22 hours this weekend working on the house and getting a handle on all those piles of trim I showed you on Friday. I even had more trim I forgot in the garage and in the office, but now I have it pretty much gathered and organized. Here is some of the trim all nice and labeled. I went thru eveything and wrote on the back side of each piece what is was for so when it goes to the painting station I don't have to remember where it goes.
Here are the painting stations set up in the living room. After priming the wood, I give it a quick sand with fine steel wool, and then give it two thin coats of paint.
So between trim painting sessions I put the final coat of paint on the downstairs closet, installed the flooring, and nailed in the quarter round which I had salvaged, sanded and repainted. So the closet is done! This closet had never been painted since the builder threw on a coat in the early 60's when the house was built. Now it seem so nice and fresh!
I also used the Loctite to glue the nailing blocks for the trim at the windows. If you want something to be stuck FOREVER this stuff will do it!
When I was working on cutting the tiles to go around the trim
I was using this
after the utility knife slipped and I cut the heck out of my knuckle it dawned on me I should have been using this to cut the tile
My knuckle is much better today and I think it will be fine a few days.
I also sanded, primed and painted the entry to the master bedroom. Can you believe the living room was painted that horrible purple/red color and I still bought this house? This entry was not here when I bought the place. There was a closet and a couple of crappy cabinets in this area. Also there were two entries into the upstairs bathroom. I had help closing off the one entry, ripped out the closet and put up the
wall to make an entry for the master. I will not be installing the baseboard until I get the floors refinished.
The wall before when the entry to the bathroom was
Here is where a cabinet was
My brother is going to come over next week to help me with some tasks that I cannot do alone like hanging drywall and 6' window trim, so the next week will be all about getting done what I can do to prep for him coming over.