I prefer home projects without specific timelines… this is NOT one of those casual fun ventures. I’ve vaguely mentioned a little about what’s going on around here with the 80’s house, but want to tell you guys something important — first, let me restate my previous warning:
If you’re going to hire a painter, hire a professional. A standard contractor may not be a very good painter (as evidenced below):
Today’s PSA — have your gas fireplace serviced at least once per year.
When we had a gas fireplace installed a few years ago, I didn’t know it required a yearly cleaning service. I knew not to burn candles but figured diffusers would be ok. They are not ok. Clogged gas logs make soot and soot collects on ceilings and walls. This home project consists of painting several rooms and now also includes fixing boo boos of paint in the ones that were “finished.”
I figured the timing was perfect to continue the hardwood flooring into a couple rooms (office and living room), but this brilliant idea was complicated by the fact that the “painter” was also to be the flooring installer. By Tuesday, I have to be finished cleaning out the office closets, have the carpet out and painting complete as Seymour Decorating is sending their crew for the install. I’m working as fast as I can, but could sure use more grease for these ole’ elbows (and back too).
On a happy note — Goodwill is going to LOVE me. 🙂