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March 02, 2014

Stairway to Progress

This is a little compare and contrast post. Although it doesn't seem like much, I have been busy mudding and taping and mudding and sanding and mudding and sanding, and painting. To remind folks, this is what the view looked like when I tore out part of the wall between the livingroom and stairway. Keep the aweful green paint in mind.

Stairs from LR

The taped parts were bubbled and some non-taped seams had lost the mudding.

Bubbled Tape
Bubbled Tape

Also there was an area that had very obviously been patched - a horrible job too. I would guess the patch is from changing form an electric stove to a gas stove - but just a guess on my part since the stove is on the other side of that section.

Bubbled Tape

I spent many nights taping and mudding. I'm not really good with mud (although getting better), so it took more time and coats than would normally be used. Here is the main seam running up along the patch after I finally got done (that was just a small portion of it though).

  Taped and mudded

Monday night I did some painting. Didn't get teh cutting in done, but it looks much better from the top of the stairs.

View down stairs-1 coat

Oh, and remember that horrid green that could be seen from the livingromm? It is a much nicer soft whith (same white chocolate as the kitchen).

Stairs from LR-1 coat

Haven't had time to do any cutting in, or getting a second coat of paint on, but that is okay. In taking off the stair raling I had to destroy some sheetrock further down the stairs. Yesterday WS helped me get some sheetrock to my house, so I can do the repair to the stair wall then mud and tape that up before finishing the painting.

Posted by Bogie on March 2, 2014 at 09:19 AM in House Work | Permalink


Bogie--Terrific progress and good for you!

Mudding and taping and sanding were never my thing. I did it - grudgingly and with too little patience. At Sunrise, I had your dad do the final mudding and sanding in a few places that needed repairs (over the doorframe between living room and dining room, for instance). He doesn't much like doing DIY projects; but, he has more patience and gets it done correctly when forced into doing it. Paint? I can do that!

Posted by: Cop Car at Mar 2, 2014 9:39:27 AM

I'm not as good as I would like at such things, but I find it strangely calming, although at times frustrating, and I have more patience with that than most other things (painting gets messy because I find it difficult to slow down).

Posted by: bogie at Mar 9, 2014 7:43:04 AM