Every. Freaking. Week.
It's getting me down, and I have nightmares of my house painting project turning into a kind of fiasco. I worry this wet, wet weather will never become a dry, clear summer.
However, the scraping has started.
I'm relieved to report that the paint that the previous owners used was the A-100 label of Sherwin Williams. I found the old cans in the garage. Even though the house is long overdue for repainting, it's a good, good, GOOD thing that the last layer of paint was a good-quality one. Also, there are only two layers of paint on the siding. It means the paint that's not peeling is still adhering well, and that we don't need to go down to bare wood every square inch. I can't tell you how much better I feel about the job. I hope this isn't over-confidence on my part.
Still, I can't work on it when it's raining. Even scraping paint is a bad idea when the siding is wet.
So, my mantra this summer will be sunshine: painting; raining: bathroom. Lather rinse repeat. I figure no matter what the weather does I'll manage to get one of them done by this end of the summer. Right? Who's with me? (Seriously, I do need a cheer squad right about now).
Here's where I am on my bathroom list:
10 Mini Projects for the Bathroom
1. Upgrade the cabinet hardware.
4. Replace the light fixture
5. Replace the mirror
7. Replace the shower curtain rod.
8. Add art and decorative items.
9. Replace counter top.
10. Replace sink and faucet
I also grouted the nasty tub, which was this month's "Do I Have To?" project. My next steps in order are to:
1. paint the ceiling
2. replace the shower curtain rod (this step is second so I don't drip ceiling paint on a new fixture
3. paint walls.
New paint color for the bathroom?
An Eddie Bauer Home Valspar color called Weathered Glass:
|Image Source: My Perfect Color|
But with the weather forecast looking like it does, it's likely I'll be painting indoors instead of scraping outdoors. At least I've got a plan, and I'm sticking to it.