Studio floor progress – on the home stretch!
Since I could not utterly clear the studio and do your entire flooring in a single go, I needed to do the painted flooring venture in levels, which made it a little bit tougher than it ought to have been. However its alright! I am making it work. As I confirmed you final week, I completed about 2/3 of the ground in the principle room…
So, earlier than beginning the opposite sections, I coated this a part of the ground with paper…
The paint I used is extremely sturdy, so I did not fear about rolling my tables on that a part of the ground. The truth is, I already needed to roll the tables on the painted flooring twice. However I wished to cowl it up so it would not get all dusty from the sanding I needed to do on the remainder of the room. This part is all neat and clear, and I wished to maintain it that manner.
After masking it, I moved every part to this facet of the room to begin with the again areas.
I sanded the remainder of the principle room utilizing my hand sander and 80 grit sandpaper…
There are a number of causes I did not hire a flooring sander for this venture:
- I knew this venture would final a number of days, together with some days (like Wednesdays and Sundays) that I could not work, so renting a sander throughout the venture would have break the bank.
- Flooring sanders are very highly effective and would have ripped quite a bit out of the ground. I simply wanted the floor to tough up a bit. I did not must take away all of the ink and stains.
- A big flooring sander would have been lower than ineffective in small areas just like the storage closet and loo, and it will even have been tough to maneuver within the small again entryway. So I must do these areas with a hand sander anyway.
After weighing the professionals and cons of renting a flooring sander, I made a decision to simply persist with my hand sander. It is a completely happy medium between a flooring sander and a small 5-inch random orbital sander, like one you may use to sand a desk prime. The belt sander may be very highly effective, so it does the job. The draw back is that I’ve to get down on my knees to sand the ground. It is a particular “professional” for the ground sander. You rise up to make use of a flooring sander. However for me, being on my knees to sand the ground was a small worth to pay for avoiding the effort of a giant sander and avoiding the price of renting for greater than every week.
I nonetheless must sand the again entrance, which is the one space that is ever been painted. However then once more, I need not take away all of the paint. I simply must do away with any bumps the place the design was pasted and painted and the place the painted “rug” meets the whitewashed flooring.
Sanding the toilet flooring would be the hardest half, just because I will must get the toilet and vainness out of the room utterly. That is going to be an actual ache, however it needs to be achieved.
Nevertheless it’s getting there! Hopefully by the tip of at present I will have all of the flooring sanded, vacuumed, cleaned and prepped. If issues go completely I’d even paint it, however that is perhaps compelled.
As a facet observe, I’m very excited to offer this lavatory a little bit makeover. I’ll change the partitions, the tile and the dresser coloration.
I nonetheless haven’t got my plans absolutely set, just because every part I do on this lavatory will depend on what I do within the again entrance. I must resolve that first after which make lavatory plans. However the dresser coloration wants to vary as a result of I’ve a sense will probably be very shut (however not fairly the identical) to the colour I might be utilizing for the cupboards within the studio. They are going to be related, however simply sufficient that it seems like a mistake relatively than a coordinated resolution.
Talking of the again entrance, I feel I’ve made up my thoughts about that. I might be wallpapering that space, however any more I plan to wallpaper the higher partitions and wainscoting the decrease partitions. I feel it will give them sufficient sample and coloration to maintain them from wanting too busy (to me). They are going to be busy sufficient. 😀
I additionally determined to maintain the blue ceiling in the principle room. I like the concept of a flower backyard on the principle wall and a ceiling the colour of the sky. However the partitions will nonetheless be white. So I simply toyed with the concept of bringing that blue one into the again entrance. It’s not but a agency resolution. I simply wished to see the way it could possibly be.
However I am getting forward of myself. I want to complete the ground first! Then I’ll do extra sanding. I stay up for a continuous productive workday at present as a result of I am prepared to maneuver on to the subsequent venture quickly!
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I rework and adorn the 1948 fixer-upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has MS and is unable to do bodily labor, so I do most of it. do the home tasks alone. You will discover out extra about me right here.
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