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Monday, October 14, 2013

Sandblasting The Ceiling

This week is not going to be fun. For me, anyway. I feel all discombobulated right now because we are in full on disarray.  We are having the ceiling of the kitchen, great room and master bedroom, and the floor of the garage sandblasted over the course of 2 days. We were told it makes a mess. We wish we had gotten this done before we moved in but our original contractor didn't even suggest it (or I suspect he didn't know this could be done).
Anyway, the end result is that hopefully we will have a beautiful natural, redwood ceiling, minus the whitewash and water stains.

So this is what the great room looks like right now:


I jokingly said on fb that our home now  looks like a meth lab. But it was pointed out to me that it looks more like a scene from Dexter, minus the blood.

I am NOT looking forward to the cleanup.

On a good note, we bought a sectional set for our side barbecue area from Overstock.com. I love that company. Fast delivery and these are nice quality and comfortable!

Which is good, because that's where I may be sleeping for the next two days!

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  1. It is like a broken windshield, you will find sand for months to come. Sorry, but it will be beautiful!

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    1. Oh MY GOD John, you are not kidding! It better be worth it!

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  2. I'm sure the clean-up will be a nightmare, but it will be so, so worth it. I can't wait to see!!! Your barbecue area is wonderful. Love the sectional. Finding a great firepit is next on our list. I think my SIL is going to become a Modfire dealer soon, which ought to make the purchase easier. :)

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    1. Ohhhh, those modfires are beautiful!!! Believe it or not the firepit came from Walmart, runs on a propane tank, and is absolutely fabulous!

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  3. WOW, this is going to be .... a fabulous mess! Let me stress FABULOUS! The mess is temporary but the fabulous part will be forever. Our ceilings are almost exactly like yours. They had this weird stain/wash of some sort that looked awful. I never thought of sandblasting. We ended up just staining over them but I would have LOVED to have had natural wood. Can't wait for the final pictures. The sectional is great. Perfect for the space!

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    1. Oh God, Stacey, I'm seriously ready to kill my husband. I'm holed up in my office, the only area that is free of sand/sawdust, and ordered him to deliver wine! This had better be worth it!

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    2. HILARIOUS! Most men I know have this VERY irritating habit of being calm in situations like this and can't understand what the big deal is. If I was in this situation, Richie would be calm because he knows I'm the one who's going to clean up the mess! More wine, please.

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