The very last thing I wanted to do today was any more sanding. So the very last sanding job in the front parlour was, to put it nicely, half-assed. And of course the first coat of primer over raw drywall is always hardest to put on, and it uses more primer than you would ever expect, so that was an enjoyable several hours of work, as well.

But look at this:

This morning, before starting, we had a splotchy beige.

Front parlour, before priming

And now it's splotchy, but it's all splotchy inside of shades of white. I still need to get the inside corners and around the bay windows, but as I post this the room is ready for a second coat of primer (which I had to run out and buy more of, because the room sucked up nearly two gallons of primer on that first coat and we were all out).

After the first coat of primer

I also took the curtains down and put them in the wash, because they were really dirty. They're super-cheap IKEA curtains on little pressure curtain bars, but they do the job. And the machine washable part is a plus.

Now off to do coat number 2.

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posted by ayse on 03/23/09