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Entry Way Progress–Getting Ready For A Productive Weekend!

7 September 2012 7 Comments

We finally showed the wall above the stairs who’s boss!  The wallpaper glue on the two walls that meet behind the stairs has been particularly difficult to remove.  I don’t know if a different person installed it (Mike Holmes style), or if the sun shining on the other walls broke the glue down over time but either way, we’ve basically had to strip the wall off to get rid of the glue behind the stairs.  So that means a little bit of patch work will be necessary before we can do any painting above the stairs.  Thankfully, I really enjoy patching and sanding.  Take a peek at what we’re currently working with.Entry Way Progress 5Not exactly a total transformation, but every little bit of progress has me smiling these days.  It just feels good to see things moving forward.  I can’t wait to get rid of that light fixture.  And in case you didn’t notice, the casing around the front door is now white!  Along with a few other trim pieces.Entry Way Progress 6Don’t act like you aren’t jealous of our sweet ghetto blaster.  I rocked Alanis in her Jagged Little Pill days on that this past weekend – on disc!  Talk about a true tribute to the 90’s!  Oh the nostalgia.  Moving on.  We are primed to get some work done this weekend.  Here is what I hope to accomplish. 

  • Remove the rest of the glue on the front wall.
  • Thoroughly wash the walls behind the stair case.
  • Scrape the last stubborn paper bits off of the floor.
  • Paint the walls behind the stairs as well as the two walls going in to the basement.
  • Install coat hooks in closet.
  • Prime the floor.

Ok, this list is looking a little long.  And did I mention I have a head cold?  Cross your fingers for me.  I hope to have something pretty to show you on Monday.  What do you have planned for your weekend?  Any painting, priming or scraping?  Or maybe you’re much smarter than we are and you’re taking it easy and enjoying the (hopefully) last of the warm weather before fall rolls in.diana


  • Kate said:

    Don’t you love it when you feel like you’ve made little to no progress for way too long then all of a sudden things are happening like crazy? You’re going to feel so good on Monday!

  • Girl (author) said:

    Hey Kate! Oh my gosh yes! It feels great to be seeing progress! I hope this weekend delivers…Or I guess I should say, I hope I deliver this weekend. Haha.

  • Gabbi said:

    You guys are really making some awesome progress! I can’t wait for you guys to finally be able to cross those walls off your to-do list!

    Feel better!! :)

  • Girl (author) said:

    Thanks Gabbi! I can’t wait to cross those walls of of my to-do list too! It will be a happy, happy day!

  • Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said:

    You’re making excellent progress! It’s looking WAY better!

  • Boy + Girl Design » Blog Archive » Entry Way Progress-Shut The Dining Room Door! said:

    [...] Monday!  My weekend was pretty productive.  Of course there are a few items on my to-do list that didn’t get much attention.  The coat rack in the entry way never got touched and we put [...]

  • Kelly @ Corner of Main said:

    I am so glad we didn’t have any wallpaper in our house; sounds like a lot of work!

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