3 A Little Wilkerson Dialogue + Fireplace Prep Work

>> Thursday, March 4, 2010

I wonder what would happen if… Six little words that never fail to launch us into a full blown home project. Famous Wilkerson last words.

Example #1: Our first house in Fayetteville

I wonder what would happen if…we ripped off the kitchen countertop? 10 minutes later Eric was on the way to Home Depot for supplies and I was tearing into a dingy laminate countertop and backsplash.

Example #2: Previewing a Realtor friend’s upcoming listing

I wonder what would happen if…we pulled back this green carpet to see what’s underneath? After catching a glimpse of the hidden hardwoods, we rushed off to write an offer on our current construction site.

Example #3: I wonder what would happen if…we painted the fireplaces? Done! We’ll partially done—I mean partially finished or through. You are only “done” if you’re cooking.

Last night, Eric & I began to tackle the fireplaces in the living room & den.

I took on the orange monster in the living room…

Cleaned, taped and primed, we are already glad to say so long to the old orange brick.





Meanwhile, Eric was in the den prepping for paint. Filling a few cracks in the brick and a day’s worth of patience while the mortar dries were all we needed…

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We’ll be back soon with the after shots!



Elsie,  March 4, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

Is that the frog tape I see? How did it work? I've been curious to know.

Live the Home Life March 4, 2010 at 9:22 AM  

Elsie, it is! Frog tape has worked very well for us so far. We've used it a bit while painting trim as well. A little more expensive than blue painters tape, but it gets the job done.


Jenn,  March 4, 2010 at 10:07 AM  

I know you will be happy to have the brick gone :)

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