A Little Pinkless

We took the weekend off from working on the deck because it was raining, and we didn't really feel like working in the rain after a couple hard weekends of work. Yesterday we did a bunch of smaller projects, including preparing for the new baby chicks who are arriving this week by cleaning out the chick brooder and buying starter mash.

Today I went on an outing with a friend, and Noel decided to spend some time stripping paint off the front door.

This is what I came home to: the light is so awesome because he had taken out the plywood that covered the window-hole for ventilation. I cannot wait to get a real window in place there.

Noel stripping the doors

The lighter wood is the actual wood, the darker stuff is a gungy layer under the paint, which is probably just very old oil-based paint given what we've seen in other parts of the house.

Eight hours of stripping work

After eight hours of work, this is what he had finished. Almost all that wood was bright pink this morning. He's going to put some Peel-Away stripper on the curly parts to get the schmoo out.

Between stripping the wood and washing the walls, the hall is really starting to turn into a nice place.

posted by ayse on 03/18/12