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The Son's Room #2: Day 3. To the finish.

Blog entry by MarkTheFiddler posted 08-04-2012 12:57 PM 7495 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got up at 5:30. As soon as it was light enough, I had an extremely gratifying round of priming. I realized that every stick of door trim for the entire house is primed.

It’s 7:50. Jr is asleep. I’m getting that cold glass of water ready as Gary recommended. You learn the most useful things here.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.



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posted 08-04-2012 02:33 PM

9:30 – Oil painted a bunch of trim. Miter and router are ready to go. The boy is still asleep in sisters room. The cold water didn’t work. Wait till he gets a load of the compressor. Yeehaa!

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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posted 08-04-2012 08:22 PM

Base board completed. Ran out of painted shoe molding. Gotta paint some more. Room is looking good. Door trim looks real good.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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posted 08-05-2012 01:05 AM

I really admire how you are committed and sticking to to it until the end. Keep up the good work.

-- The difference between a pro and an amateur, an amateur points out his mistakes

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posted 08-05-2012 02:24 AM

Thanks Gary. I’m tired though. Still I keep going. By the time I’m done, I hope to have created my wife’s dream house.

It’s people like you who give me the most help. I want to be a professional looking job. I can’t do that by myself.

I was scheduled for another mishap. I dropped a third of a gallon of oil paint. Half of it gushed out and splattered out about 10 feet. A couple of bushes are far more interesting than they used to be. The paving stones needed a touch up anyway.

Maybe I finish tomorrow. I hope so. I want to get to the living room.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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posted 08-06-2012 12:40 AM

Thought I was at the finis line. There is on half of a bifold door waiting for a coat of oil paint. Well, it won’t get done by itself. Completion will be official tomorrow. I missed my goal. If I ever come up with the dumb idea of doing this stuff professionally, don’t worry. I’ll never be able to price myself competively. I would charge $4000 + materials for a basic bedroom and $12000 for a small hallway. Then, if they want to get fancy, I really start charging. Lol.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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posted 08-06-2012 01:56 AM

At least your pricing is the the realm of making money. Better than the guys out there that want to cut everyone’s throat and then walk out halfway through a job crying they can’t make any money then beg the client for more money. The stories can go on & on & on…..
Don’t beat yourself up on not meeting your deadline. You have done well.

-- The difference between a pro and an amateur, an amateur points out his mistakes

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