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Making Headway on the House To-Do List

August 10th, 2013 at 10:13 am

I am busy crossing things off the house to-do list.

I just spackled in the bedroom. Still have to sand the spackle and touch up paint.

This weekend I'll also patch in the dining room.

I'm going to just leave the ladder out for a while (we have tall ceilings and lots of misc. jobs like this!)

I have found a place that has very reasonable cabinets (for our living room to replace a plywood mess that I made for my first apt. after college over 20 years ago!). I need to call them on Monday to work out the details. They ship unassembled and I'll build them here.

I'm also taking a 40% off coupon to JoAnn's today to get some foam to hopefully make our sofa pillows stand up instead of sag down to like 4" tall! I've been reading up on fixes online. The cushions are filled with down and feathers - they don't really have any structure.

And I'm washing the first dropcloth for the new sofa slipcovers. I bought the dropcloths at Home Depot - way less expensive than buying fabric.

(And tonight we have two parties to go to! Some people dread these things, but we're all super social and looking forward to it! Plus, there will be food, so dinner is taken care of!!)

2 Responses to “Making Headway on the House To-Do List”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    Could you give a little tutorial on spackling? Smile

  2. Buendia Says:

    I'm not sure I'm spackling correctly! I use a plastic spackling knife (used to use metal but the spackle sticks less to the plastic one). I gloop some on and then spread it like I'm icing a cake... into whatever hole there is then scrape off flat. I do sand when it's dry - makes a lot of difference!

    PS - the foam at Jo-Ann's was already 50% off so I couldn't use the 40% coupon - I used that on thread for the slipcovers.

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