city boys, cleaning, DIY, renovation, stripping paint

DIY + OCD = OMG

09/13/2016

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Sometimes I think that projects would be so much easier if I wasn’t such a neatnik.

Take the task of stripping the fireplace brick, for instance. Not only have I created an ornate plastic bag and taping routine to keep the surfaces surrounding the fireplace protected, but I also clean and put away the entire operation at the end of every weekend.

I’d probably save a lot of time by leaving the ladder and plastic bags and other stripping supplies sitting in the living room even when I wasn’t working on the project. But, well, that just wouldn’t be me. I like a neat and clutter-free home – whether projects are finished or not.

And, hey, carrying that ladder up and down from the basement is a good workout!

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1 Comment

  • Reply katherineandersonfmw 10/04/2016 at 9:47 am

    Go you! As someone who would just leave all that stuff scattered about, it’s refreshing to know that there are people who clean it up instead! 🙂

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