I'm always surprised when someone thinks I have it all together. I know how it happens. I only post the stuff that turns out right. I realized it, because I was struggling today and yesterday to think of something to post. All of my recent projects have gone all wrong. I usually don't think anyone is interested in reading about how messy my bedroom is right now, or that sometimes my kids don't eat breakfast until 9:45 in the morning.
I have aspirations to be better and I really try to be. Here are some photos of things that turned out wrong this week. Hopefully it will help in some way. We are all human and have things that go less than stellar, but I'm working to be the kind of person that is willing to pound out the ugly nails and try again.
I got a new 2" finish nail gun. And found out it's not just a point and shoot tool, sigh. It looks so easy on youtube. Now my mdf is a mess and full of holes, but it's nothing a little caulk, sandpaper, and paint can't fix--I hope. On the bright side, I learned an easy way to pound out finish nails: Grip the trip with plyers on the underside and pound on the plyers with a hammer. When enough of the head has popped through, grab it with the plyers and pull. I think I pulled 14 nails or so before calling DH for help to work the gun right.
This is a corner of my daughter's bedroom. I tried laying a white paper floor right on the particle board subfloor like I had done with brown paper and wood stain successfully in the bathrooms. Unfortunately the oils from the particle board seeped into the white paper and made an ugly mess. So, I primed over everything with Kilz and then layed a second layer. Double yuck! The stains still came through and now the "texture" from the wrinkled paper is more enhanced looking like a really bad plaster job. I have peeled off all the paper layers and now need to start again with a new idea. Hopefully it will work and I can tell you about it in a few days.
I have pictures of my bedroom, but I'm not strong enough to post them yet. You really don't want to see it anyway...believe me.