Any spare moment that I have had, I have been working in the boys' bathroom.This project has been immensely satisfying so far, despite some setbacks.
For one, I have learned that pretty much no wall is completely flat and straight, even in a new, well-constructed house.
Secondly, these 1 3/8th pine strips warp in two directions, which further compounds the not-flat-wall dilemma. Some of those strips looked like boomerangs along their edge.
Thirdly, spackle and painter's caulk are a carpenter's best friend. Man is it hard to cut a mitered corner to the exact right length.
And finally, if something can be in the way, it will be.
I am just a few strips shy of finishing this part of the project. The prep work for painting is going to be a complete bear. I'd love to be able to start priming by Friday, but that's probably not going to happen...There are like five million nail holes that need to be filled and sanded.