So April & May happened and now it’s June.
The problem with taking long breaks between posts is there seems like an insurmountable amount of info to share. Things may have been quiet on the blog but they certainly haven’t been quiet at home. Here’s a random photo dump for ya.
That happened. These are actually ‘in-progress’ shots from the shop. The final coat is a white skim coat. It is now lying in pieces on an air mattress in the guest room. True story.
Then this happened –
Yup. Rented a legit, professional sandblaster to take care of the iron work.
Sandblasting was, honestly, kind of a pain in the ass. It’s a very long story that deserves a separate dedicated post. Basically, I couldn’t find anyone to blast the railings in place (job is too small & annoying), so I did it myself.
Spoiler alert! It turned out pretty awesome.
Now, onto stripping. The wood portico needed all the paint stripped, so first I tried a chemical stripper. Mediocre results.
Heat gun definitely worked better.
The metal lentils above the windows got some attention from the grinder with a wire wheel attachment. The grinder worked better than the wire wheel on the drill driver.
Finally, the hole in the step got some new mortar.
This, my friends, is actually the only thing 100% completed on the list. Lets all say a little cheer for that.
So much left to do but that’s where things stand right now. I go back to court for a final time at the end of the month, so here’s to pushing hard to get things completed.
What’s new with you guys??