Completed projects:

roof, kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom (sans shower tile), fireplace, hardwood flooring, windows, office, front entry, stairway

Ongoing projects:

shower surround, dapping/painting woodwork, ensuite vanity/lights/mirror, painting outdoor trim, finishing front entry tile work, interior door painting and hardware, decorating

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A new appreciation for mudders

Vic hung this lovely new drywall up in my kitchen for me to mud. No problem, I've tackled lots of areas in the house and they appeared to turn out just fine. What's one wall, in a nice straight line no less?!?

Not having used tape before, I felt it must be the right way... I think anyway. So I go about my business getting it done.

The next day, it does not look so hot. Puckery like. So I load it with more mud. And the next day, ok, just a little more. Tape puckers more after it dries. I rip the tape out and load it on. Whadda mess. This might work though.

The next day, I think it's ok. So I proceed to coat it with sealer.

And then the next day, I paint.

Well, the next day, although the lovely paint in my kitchen had me saying, "Oh my... it's high end in this house!", the mudding part was not.

Let's just say, I'm outa time. But yesterday, I bought a massive tub of mud and an 8" thing to apply it. I have one last chance to make this right!

I'm a perfectionist at heart, but as I'm getting less anal about all things affiliated with this house every day, I have to give this one last shot.

I don't think I like mudding. At all. But I know that's because I haven't mastered it. Becoming proficient at all things reno takes alot of time and patience. Guess I need a mudding book to join forces with my plumbing and wiring books.

I hope my wall turns out. But if it doesn't, I may be tiling to cover it up sooner than later, always a way out! Plus I have plenty of opportunity to practice downstairs yet. Oy.

Professional mudders or whatever your formal title is called, I salute you!

Striping a simple firetruck is just way way easier... try it sometime! :)

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