When I took down the real tree,
and then packed away all the trimming's
I had what I thought was a wonderful idea,
I will clear out the front entrance
of decorations and
everyday decor, and finally
after 44 years get to painting
the walls and stairway walls of
the beautiful old house !!!!
I emptied that old bookcase on the top landing
and hauled it out to the front porch, (to give away)
I cleared the stairway of antique display's,
to start cleaning the wood work before I paint!
I used Zip Strip and the orange stripper,
I only wanted to clean the
top edges of the wood work
where white paint from previous
owners had left paint smears,
Also first I had to smooth out uneven
plaster with my paint scraper,
What a mess, white dust,
messy paint and old varnish melting
off the beautiful wood work,
Finishing one section at a time, moving the
pieces of furniture back, then cover them, and
moving on to the next section,
I have been at this since January,
Between my business, family and friend events
I have had to start and stop many times,
However I am determined to complete this,
The walls you see here are a semis gloss white,
so fresh and pretty,
the north wall will be a Burgundy Red, !
I am almost ready to start the Red !
I will keep you posted as I progress,
If anyone has any advice or similar
experiences, leave me a comment,
I can use all the advice I can get !
Wish me Luck and stay tuned to see my progress!