10.30.2013

One Room Challenge: The Shed -Week Five

I'm back for week five of Calling it Home's, the One Room Challenge. First things first, I'd like to titillate you with this photo of some of the fun stuff that happened this week...
...because the rest of this post is about cleaning and spraying and that's about as much fun as watching glue dry.

So remember how last week I stated that I was over the hump and that most of the hard labor had been finished? 

Well, I was wrong. Turns out that this week was the toxic avenger week from h.e.double l. Thank god I have a ventilator or I'd be glowing in the dark right now.

It all started with the need to paint the fireproof cement board that insulates the wall behind the wood stove.

To play it safe, I used a paint that could withstand really high heat, which unfortunately only comes in a spray can. This stuff contains the nasty duo xlyene and toluene. Both.Really.Bad.


 Came out looking pretty good though.


Next up was fumigating the crap out of any spiders still living in there after my initial giant clean up.

Ordinarily I would avoid this type of measure at all costs but the way in which we installed the cedar paneling to the concrete wall behind it, has proven to be a very happy breeding ground for Mr. spideyman and his gang.

This step wasn't toxic, just hard work. I figured if I was cleaning the windows, I might as well clean the sills too.


And this, my friends, is what came off the floor in there. 

Despite all my whining, I really am enjoying this project. Things are beginning to look pretty dope back there (either that or I'm still high from toluene, ha ha, joking). Tune in next week for the total transformation. And don't forget to check out the other participants.

If you've missed the previous weeks of the One Room Challenge, here's week one, week two, week three, and week four.

11 comments:

  1. Such an amazing space...I love the door too!! Can't wait for the final reveal!!

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  2. Glad you got through toxic week. Can't wait to see it all!

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  3. Wow! Looks like you have really been working - but at least now everything is all ready for the "pretty" part - right? Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out!

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  4. Bugs are the worst, I mean they are helpful in all but why do they have to be so creepy?! I can't wait to see it all next week!!

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  5. Now that the dirty work is done, let the fun begin! This is going to be an awesome space!

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  6. I am so giddy over this post. I keep telling people to use real safety masks like the one you had on. So many bloggers show themselves in dust masks when spray painting. Great job, and impressive all the way around. Love the tease, but I really want more.

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    1. Respirators are a must plus I am going to try to use fewer chemicals moving forward, only problem is that I've recently discovered the JOY of oil paint...

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  7. Fumigating is the pits, we've never ever fumigated our home since my hubs and I are very afraid of the chemicals and what they leave behind, glad that this area will mostly be getting fresh air from the windows right? Anyway, like I said before tackling a space like this is tough to begin with, but I think your handling it pretty well and seeing all the humor that goes with it! Can't wait to see it all next week!

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    1. I'm kind of regretting the fumigating. I hear you on the chemicals. -Caitlin

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  8. Wow! It looks like you got so much done. I'm excited to see it all on Thursday!!

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  9. I'm just seeing that you're a linking participant! Fumigating; I imagine that's no fun! I see that you're a fan of rustoleum too(just sent you an email re a response you left on the blog). I am looking forward to your reveal this week!

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