This wasn’t exactly what I had planned to do with my Sunday.
[sigh] Standing on the dining room table (covered with newspapers, of course), patching cracks in the ceiling.
And you can blame Mrs Pico for me not getting out to get you pictures of the Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival, weekend 3, because she’s making me work!
Because we have so much stuff, we’re doing one end of the dining room today. I’m adding this post while I’m waiting for the last of the spackling in one corner to dry enough to sand. Then I’ll put a coat of primer on the ceiling and wall. We weren’t sure what color to paint the walls — the ceiling will be white — so we have two small samples from Lowe’s, and we’ll put them on the wall, side by side, and pick from there.
The house is at least 99 years old — I’ve heard three different construction dates: 1892, 1902 and 1912 — and it’s settled just a bit, so naturally there are cracks in the plaster.