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I love home improvement. I don't do it. But I love it. I don't do it because I don't think I'm particularly good at it and because I just don't have the stamina to get much done.
This year marks 6 years of living back in Texas. During that 6 years, I haven't done much unless I could do it from my chair. Web sites. Crafts. Some DIY education.
To be fair, I do spend a lot of time being chef, chauffeur and concierge for my octogenarian parents, our 3 dogs, and my 2 geese. So, I haven't been entirely idle.
But, I decided early this year that I would push harder to do more and one of the BIG projects I've taken on is to "fix up" the part of the house I live in and make it more "mine." It's likely to be a never ending project but it "needs doing."
I've done several things.
a few new pieces of furniture
organizing my work/craft space
taking about 6 car loads of assorted stuff to donate to the local Center Of Life Resale Shop
begun sorting through a mountain of paper that I probably never needed (filled a trash can and the shredder bucket twice)
started working on repairs and cosmetic fixes to my bathroom
This last one is a big deal. Especially the shower. Somewhere along the way, the wall board began to crack and water began to seep into the wall board and things began to grow. But try finding someone to fix it!!!
I could only work about an hour a day. Turns out, that was about perfect because this is one of those work and wait projects. This morning, I put on the last clear coat and now we are waiting the minimum of 4 days for everything to cure.
I don't really like to paint and this was essentially a painting project. Roll on a thin coat of resin. Let it sit for 24 hours. Do it again. It was a lot of stretching up and bending down and resting between walls. Once mixed, you only have 90 minutes to work with the resin so I watch the clock during my rest periods. But, the shower is small and it really wasn't too bad.
I do have some "clean up" to do which I won't show in the photos. Gotta sand off some places where the resin doesn't belong. But, otherwise, I think it went OK.
The color is really a nice soft white and not nearly as dark as my camera was reading it. I think I'll use my Cricut to make some poodles to stick on the walls after they are cured.
Not so bad.
The worst part is that I haven't been able to take a shower since I began this little project. I don't mind so much. But I think the dogs are beginning to look at me funny.