Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Staircase Challenge: Week 3

Here we are at week 3, and we have had a slow week chez McG. The cold has hit us all and we spent the weekend nursing hot honey and lemon in front of the fire.

I did get some work done towards the end of last week and I finally stopped the staircase from creaking, which I am absolutely chuffed about. I'm not too far behind the other ladies in the challenge, and I'm psyched to get going again... once we've all stopped sneezing that is.



Here is what is still on that to-do list:
  1. Sand back the plaster for the entire stairwell - I'm still silently screaming about the 2 weeks lack of progress here *draws John 'the evils'*
  2. Prime and paint the stairwell walls
  3. Fit plastic packers and glue to stop squeaks 
  4. Glue all the gaps to stop squeaks 
  5. Sand back the filler 
  6. Prime the last 3 stairs
  7. Fit beading between stringer and the plasterboard
  8. Fit beading on corner under-sidey bit Nailed it! (sorry)
  9. Paint the entire staircase (twice)
  10. Floor varnish over the painted stairs - pretty much decided to skip this part now.
  11. Stick on tread gripy strips - I'm still looking into alternatives to these. If anyone can link me up to a paint-on-clear-but-textured-floor-paint-product available in the UK drop me a comment plsthnx.
The others are really getting somewhere. I think the challenge is really helping motivate us all, which is exactly what it was meant to do.

Don't forget to pop over to the other DIY dueler's blogs and check them out. (we're not strictly dueling but I'm not sure what the correct word is for a 6 way duel)



See ya'll next week
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