Friday, June 21, 2024

Studio Flooring Progress — On The House Stretch!


Since I wasn’t capable of utterly filter out the studio and do the complete flooring at one time, I’ve needed to do the painted flooring venture in phases, which has made it a bit tougher than it ought to have been. However that’s okay! I’m making it work. As I confirmed you final week, I obtained about 2/3 of the ground in the primary room completed

So earlier than I may begin on the opposite sections, I lined this a part of the ground with paper…

The paint that I used is extremely sturdy, so I wasn’t worries about rolling my tables onto this a part of the ground. In truth, I’ve already needed to roll the tables onto the painted flooring twice. However I needed to cowl it in order that it wouldn’t get all dusty from the sanding I needed to do in the remainder of the room. This part is all neat and clear, and I needed to maintain it that method.

As soon as I had it lined, I moved every little thing over to this facet of the room to begin on the again areas.

I obtained the remainder of the primary room sanded utilizing my handheld belt sander and 80-grit sandpaper…

There are a number of causes I didn’t hire a flooring sander for this venture:

  1. I knew this venture would span a number of days, together with some days (like Wednesdays and Sundays) once I wouldn’t be capable of work in any respect, so renting a sander in the course of the venture would have break the bank.
  2. Flooring sanders are very highly effective and would have taken off an excessive amount of from the ground. I simply wanted the floor roughed up a bit. I didn’t want the entire paint and stain eliminated.
  3. An enormous flooring sander would have been lower than ineffective within the small areas just like the storage closet and the lavatory, and it will have been tough to maneuver within the small again entry as effectively. So I’d 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 only persist with my handheld belt sander. It’s a contented medium between a flooring sander and a bit 5-inch random orbit sander, like one that you just would possibly use to sand a desk high. The belt sander may be very highly effective, so it will get the job achieved. The down facet is that I’ve to be down on my knees to sand the ground. {That a} particular “professional” to the ground sander. You get up to make use of a flooring sander. However to me, being on my knees to sand the ground was a small value to pay for avoiding the trouble of an enormous flooring sander and avoiding the price of rental for over every week.

I nonetheless must sand the again entry, which is the one space that has already been painted. However once more, I don’t must take away the entire paint. I simply must eliminate any ridges the place the design was taped off and painted, and the place the painted “rug” meets the whitewashed flooring.

Sanding the lavatory flooring would be the hardest half just because I’ll want to maneuver the bathroom and the vainness out of the room utterly. That’s going to be an actual ache, nevertheless it needs to be achieved.

Nevertheless it’s getting there! I’m hoping that by the tip of the day immediately, I’ll have the complete flooring sanded, vacuumed, cleaned, and primed. If issues go completely, possibly I may even paint it, however that is perhaps pushing it.

As a facet observe, I’m very enthusiastic about giving this lavatory a bit makeover. I’m going to vary the partitions, the tile, and the vainness colour.

I don’t have my plans utterly nailed down simply but just because no matter I do on this lavatory is dependent upon what I do within the again entry. I must determine on that first, after which make plans for the lavatory. However the vainness colour wants to vary as a result of I’ve a sense it’ll be too near (however not fairly the identical as) the colour that I’ll be utilizing on the studio cupboards. They’ll be related however off simply sufficient in order that it’ll seem like a mistake relatively than a coordinated resolution.

Talking of the again entry, I do suppose I’ve decided on that. I’m going to make use of the wallpaper in that space, however as of proper now, I plan to wallpaper the higher partitions and do wainscoting on the decrease partitions. I believe that’ll give them sufficient sample and colour, whereas protecting them from wanting too busy (for me). They’ll be simply busy sufficient. 😀

I’ve additionally determined to maintain the blue ceiling in the primary room. I really like the thought of a flower backyard on the primary wall and a ceiling the colour of the sky. However the partitions will nonetheless be white. So I simply performed round with the thought of bringing that blue into the again entry. That’s not a agency resolution but. I simply needed to see what it’d seem like.

However I’m getting forward of myself. I want to complete the ground first! So I’m off to do extra sanding. I’m hoping for a productive and uninterrupted work day immediately, as a result of I’m prepared to maneuver on to the following venture quickly!


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