Over what was a very productive weekend, I, like Robin, the Boy Wonder, played the role of sidekick. Alas, the hero of this past holiday weekend wasn’t me — it was my handy-dandy husband.
Michael, having a tad more experience in filling holes than I do (wow, that sounded way more crude than I intended — seriously, no double entendre meant), was a total wizard attending to the gazillion holes in Liam’s bedroom walls.
Sorry Darling, a hero never sleeps!
Michael really did a bang up job of filling each and every hole in the room (geez, the sexual innuendos in this post may soon rival Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, or maybe even the Austin Powers movies).
By contrast, my function as a sidekick this past weekend was clear: walk around the room, provide much-needed encouragement (but don’t actually do much), and repeatedly proclaim…
Holy Holes, Batman!
To prove that I was more than just a pretty face, I took it upon myself to scare off bad guys with my trusty gun. Well, okay, it was a caulking gun. And, I actually didn’t scare away bad guys with it, I simply repaired major gaps and cracks in the trim.
All in all, in my role as sidekick, I’d say I got off relatively easy. However, I’m sure to don my cape and be the heroine in this week’s painting adventure. I’ll post (and likely glorify) my heroic deeds later this week.
By the way, I think a gazillion holes may be an understatement. How did one little boy warrant sooooo many tiny holes over the last six years???
Lily’s room (fortunately!) is a different story. Though, what the holes in her room lack in volume, they make up for in size and depth.
I really hope the filler we used in Liam’s room will work as well on Lily’s walls.
Lily’s walls are lath and plaster, which is very common in older homes. As those of you who have lath and plaster in your homes know, trying to hang pictures is a nightmare — it can be a messy, tricky process that requires a lot of patience. All I gotta say is: lath and plaster is a major pain in the neck!!! I sure hope filling her wall holes isn’t too hard — fingers crossed!
Well, I’m off. Much
crime fighting prep and painting to be done.
In case you’re interested, here is the updated version of the work we have done in Liam’s room.
Liam’s Bedroom Checklist
take pictures off wallsCHECK organize toys, clothes, etc.CHECK tidy up bedroomCHECK move some furniture & other items out of bedroomCHECK cover up furniture left in bedroomCHECK patch up & sand holes in wallsCHECK wash walls, trim, & ceiling surfaces(correction: we actually sanded and brushed off surface particles with a small broom — this was a tip from Michael’s brother, a professional painter) CHECK prime walls where neededCHECK
- paint trim & door
- paint walls & ceiling
- install new ceiling light fixture
- figure out what dresser & desk to use (buy new or re-use what we have — possible refinishing work needed)
- purchase and/or make shelving & storage units for collections
- purchase and/or find vintage maps & images to use
- purchase and/or find jars and containers for collection display purposes
- pull out carpet
- install new flooring
- put it all together
Image found here.