Dining room side rough sanded

3 Oct

I have been very lazy and procrastinatory about working on these doors. I especially hate sanding inside the house. It’s so filthy — the sanding dust gets EVERYWHERE and I have to wear a mask which makes me break out in zits. But no crew of leprechauns is going to skip into the house and do the work for me, so I finally got down to brass tacks and finished the stripping and rough sanding of the doors. The molding parts are hard. I’m going to get out the trusty dremel next and have a go. After the trim is less icky, I need to wipe the doors down with mineral spirits and steel wool, and then do a final sand with fine grit sandpaper before staining.

I am hoping to do what I can on odd afternoons of free time in the next two weeks, then get it really done (the other side of the doors, too — staining, the whole shabang) the weekend after Columbus Day.

But first — I need a major, ring around the tub leaving, scrub every nook and cranny bath.

Some photos:

2 Responses to “Dining room side rough sanded”

  1. Alexis L., The Studioist October 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    Every time I read something like this, I think of you and your stripping odyssey: http://makingitlovely.com/2010/09/01/why-im-painting-the-wood-trim-in-my-home/

    • Erica Walch October 7, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

      Yeah, there’s a lot of wood that has been painted in my house (eons ago) and is staying that way, but I do have a thing for the doors. And the beadboard. I think my stripping frenzy is also related to the general despair of having EVERYTHING in the house painted white — in my zeal to de-whitify I may be OTT with the stripping. But the wood doors I’ve stripped in the dining room and parlor look great and I look to them for inspiration with these bad boys!

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