“Fixed”

April 10, 2008

Journal, Lauren

“A little putty, a little paint makes the carpenter what she ain’t.”

I’m not such a detail person when it comes to building stuff, I’m more about the general overall effect. Sorta a ‘squint real hard and wiggle your head a little and it’ll look alright’ kinda gal. A while ago I wanted to make some sleeping nooks in the spare bedroom, and I wanted them to be paneled with wainscoting – however you choose to pronounce it. I was in too much of a rush to paint the backside of the raw wood pieces so they wouldn’t warp, and knew I’d pay for it later.

Well, the panels crack at the seams on a regular basis. Tonight I re-caulked them, since Lloyd’s parents are visiting next weekend. I’m not too worried about making it last forever, since someday I’ll tear the whole thing out and put a jacuzzi in there. For now, it’ll do.

Before:

Humpy Dumpty

After:

Caulked up the wall

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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12 Responses to ““Fixed””

  1. Brad Said on:

    More nails. Definitely more nails. I’m a big fan of securing things to a rediculous degree. One of the ceilings in my house is more screws than drywall. There’s so much metal in the ceiling it would probably qualify as a nuclear shelter.

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  2. Beth Said on:

    I wish you could have made those quotation marks around the title with little pictures of your hands. That would have been perfect.

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  3. Peggy Said on:

    AN EXCELLENT JOB!! I’m impressed.

    If a bed is against this wall, I would have just put some decoratives pillows in front of the cracks!

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  4. Deanne Said on:

    I just want you to get the jacuzzi…

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  5. Kathi D Said on:

    OOh it looks nice! Your saying reminded me of one my MIL always said when we did dishes together: “A good dryer makes the washer look good.”

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  6. Lauren's dad Said on:

    If I bought a cordless caulking gun, would you caulk the outside of our house with it?

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