And I mean that in the literal sense… putty in my hands, under my nails, in my hair, all over the place… When you take down half a wall, but still need to support the ceiling above, you may build a wooden framework, which requires nails, which make holes, which must then be puttied. It is another mindless and seemingly endless task akin to removing carpet staples (don’t get me started!).
Let me remind you of howÂ we began…
Step 1: Complete Wall Separating the Living Room and the Dining Room
Â Step 2: Half of the Dividing Wall Removed
Meanwhile, a lot of time passes and various and sundry projects becomeÂ partiallyÂ completed, emphasis on the partially, and finally, our contractor is ready to install a more esthetic suppport structure and remove the prison bars, as I so lovingly call them. Hurray! And then I say to my contractor, as all home owners do, I’ve been thinking… and he says, oh boy, here we go again!
This is what I’ve been thinking…
Our Porch Roof has an Arch Detail (and an ugly brown downspout)
Our Living Room Built Ins have an Arch Detail
Wouldn’t it be nice if our dividing wall had an arch detail?
Step 3: Done!
Nice, right??? But I digress… the nice part of this is that esthetically, I love the arch… what I do not love is when my contractor completes the arch and turns to me and says, the only things left for you to do are putty the nail holes, caulk the joints, prime, and paint. For anyone who has read Wanda Gag, you will totally understand when I say, hundreds of holes, thousands of holes, millions and billions and trillions of holes… now I may be exaggerating just a wee bit, bit it didn’t feel like it at the time…
Now where did I leave that tube of caulk…