Dismantling the Faux-erplace
It was the wackiest thing in the house, bar-none, and now it’s just a Kilz-swipe away from complete extinction. In a sense, I feel bad about destroying such a one-of-a-kind design element. In another sense, not so much. Before vs. after:
Yeah, all I did was knock the “mantle” part off of it. But still. Took at *least* 20 minutes. Prior to destruction, I showed this feature to a guest.
Her: They just painted the wall like a fireplace.
Her: But it’s just a cold air return.
Her: So what were they…?
In a few days, Kilz ftw.
Other than that, yesterday was another day of sanding and shop-vac’ing. You can’t tell me this doesn’t look like fun:
Here’s a run-down of sanding:
Drum Sander: 2.5 days.
Edge Sander: 1.5 days.
Orbital + Finish Sander: 2 half-days.
Clean-up with Orbital Sander: 2 hours this morning.
Doesn’t actually look that arduous when it’s typed out like that. OTOH, I blew my nose yesterday afternoon and whatever it was that came out was medium-brown.