Monday, January 01, 2007

Painting until you cramp

We have been painting like maniacs the last four days and are now taking a break. The basement is now sporting a beautifully painted ceiling, stairwell, and studio walls. The bathroom was painted last month. We still have the doors, the floor, and the trim left, but the transformation is amazing! We burned through our Wagner sprayer that we bought eight years ago, so we had to splurge and buy a brand new $300 paint sprayer. (It costs $79 per 24 hour period to rent, and we have several projects in line that require spraying, so we decided to buy one.) If anyone is thinking of purchasing a Wagner sprayer- DON'T. Most of the parts are plastic and after a certain amount of time replacement pieces are NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

After we finished yesterday, the entire family collapsed in a heap and took a nap. I have finished projects to post and Christmas treasures to blog about, but I'm going to take the rest of the day off. I'll catch up on my posting later this week.

I loaded all the basement photos into Flickr, so you can see the progress in order. When one is absolutely worn out from working on a neverending project, it's nice to be able to go back to pictures from the beginning and see just how far the project has come.

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