June 2, 2010

Tongue And Groovy

I finally found the time to prime the bead board I've been refinishing in the upstairs bathroom. So far, I:

1. Removed giant vinyl panels
2. Spent way too much time removing vinyl panel adhesive
3. Sanded bead board to prep surface for primer and to remove any last bits of adhesive
4. Vacuumed bead board
5. Used a tack cloth to prepare surface to receive primer
6. Applied primer

I'm using Kilz acrylic base primer because it's always worked well for me on other projects.  I'm so tired of this bead board, and I STILL have to rough up the other 1/2 of the bathroom (which wasn't under vinyl panels) and prime it too.  Sigh.  And THEN, I have to caulk any holes and actually paint the damn stuff.  Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.


  1. you know, you could just leave the room the way it is - throw in a bed, a white duvet and an old cage pendant light and you're fully modern rustic. I like to call that look shabby bleak.

    Reading your blog makes me EXHAUSTED. I feel for you and all the work you're doing but it's already looking awesome.

  2. One day you are going to take a long hot scented bubble bath in there with a glass of delicious wine, a really good book and a small plate of chocolates. Then, you will know this was all totally worth it.

  3. Your hard work is inspirational! I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

  4. A lot to do...but one thing at a time!

  5. Did you have any idea what you were getting yourself into when you started out? Someday, these will be memories you cherish. Maybe.

  6. Stopping in from SITS. One day you will look back on this and say..Oh, how beautiful. all your hard work was worth it.

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a DIYer and the first few posts I have read have piqued my interest. (Great job on the porch , BTW!) Am a new follower. :)

  8. AnonymousJune 04, 2010

    Can't wait to see it all finished!!! Exciting, exciting, exciting :)


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