Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bungalow Project: Stencil Border

This week I'm working on removing the border in the The Bunny Bungalow's dining room, getting it ready for the new stencil that arrived last week.

As you know, there is always a "while you're at it," task that pops up. "While you're at it, you might as well sand and paint the scuffed chair rail, Honey."

The border came off easily; a bit too easily. There was a surprise: very chalky plaster that was not quite the surface I wanted to paint and then stencil. Exploration found that there is texture under the plaster. The stencil pattern will look fine over the texture according to the stencil instructions. So, after a telephone consultation with Tall Husband, the decision was to remove the plaster and expose the wall texture.

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Here's where the job stands now: most of the plaster is removed (notes to a previous wallpaper crew were found under the plaster: arrows and the word, border on each wall.) So today, I shall finish removing the plaster and cleaning up the colossal mess I made in this process. Then if the mood strikes me, I shall paint the wall above the chair rail. Next week the stenciling can begin. Notice, I said can. Stay tuned.

P.S. I'm having problems with my blog's custom domain/forwarding service that is causing tears and

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