Everyday Moments, Our House

The Ugly Wall “Solution”

August 27, 2012

So remember the ugly wall in our house, and how we weren’t sure what to do with it?

Well, we think we’ve come up with a solution…turn it into a dry erase wall.

I’m still a bit “eh” for the solution, but Tim is pretty excited about it, so that’s what we’re moving forward with. I still would prefer doing a chalkboard wall, especially since it’s textured, but Tim is very against the chance of having chalk residue all over the new carpet. I can’t blame him.

We haven’t painted it yet, but we have picked up the paint from Lowes. It’s not cheap either. I think Tim said it was roughly $100 for about 34 oz of paint, which probably won’t be enough to cover that wall. Uh, that’s twice what I recently spent on two gallons of paint I bought to paint the common areas of the house. Yeesh. We’re going to try and sand down the rough spots, or figure out a different way to smooth things out a bit. Then we’ll have to prime the wall using Kiltz, which I have some leftover from the fireplace but probably not enough. It will probably be  a couple of weeks before we get to painting the ugly wall because you really need to open up the house and ventilate (Kiltz is a stinky product!), and we’re heading up to Nebraska for the holiday weekend.

As for other things, here’s a few things that happened over the weekend…
– Spray painted a few things
– Broke glass, then replaced glass
– Hung some stuff up
– Test drove a couple cars, brought one home—not for me sadly 🙁
– Cleaning
– Wedding planning

There’s never enough weekend time to get stuff done, but the package I’ve been waiting for it set to arrive Wednesday!

—m.

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