If you need to see what my living room looked like before, you can see that post here.
This is the corner that was all bubbled up. I started scraping the paint and this is what I ended up with.
I patched it today. It looks rough, but I hope it will be okay after I sand and remud.
Well, what do you think of this setup? 🙂 I want to box in the mantel, but I had a hard time “seeing it in my head”.
I went to the garage and gathered some scraps.
A little closer.
You can see I plan to add luan on the top and front. I also plan to add it on the ends and the bottom. Although I could not figure out how to get the bottom piece taped. Please tell me what you think of this. Be honest! Do you have a better idea? Do you have a good idea how to attach everything?
I bought new blinds, I believe it is going to send me over budget a little. The blinds were not as expensive as I thought. They are of course vinyl blinds. I really liked having aluminum blinds. The largest window is 64 inches. I went to Home Depot and they cut it for me. It’s been 30 years since I’ve bought blinds, so I didn’t know they did that.
These are the windows on the other side of the room.
I’m very tired, and I hurt in lots of places! Hanging those blinds was quite a chore! Those big ones are really heavy. My niece (Missy) just happened to drop by at a very good time. She helped me with the very large blind. (thanks Missy)
Thursday, I plan to change out the outlets and switches, put the baseboard and quarter round down, clean the vents, and try to get things a little more organized. I’m tired of stepping over and walking around things. 🙂
I probably won’t start on the fireplace until next week. We are supposed to have a couple of days of sun (50’s) on Monday and Tuesday.
Hope ya’ll are having a good week!
thanks for stopping by!
edited to add:
Be careful when you shop at Home Depot. A gallon of mud in the “weekend warrior” section was over $14.00. I walked over to check the cull bin, and found the contractor’s 1 gallon of mud for less than $6.00!