I'm not actively blogging here anymore. But if you got here because you were searching for something about bikes, you might want to check out my latest project, Vermont Goldsprints. In summer of 2014, I bought a used goldsprints racing setup and have made it a mission to get more bikes in more people's faces by putting on fun races in unexpected places. Come join me!
Home Improvement: Wallpaper
Over the last couple of weeks, Kate and I (mostly Kate) have worked to remove the two layers (1980's layer as well as the original 1960 layer). Neither of these appear to have been applied with any sort of sizing, and the wall was pretty torn up once it was all off. Since the above picture was taken, I have gone to work and used more than two gallons of spackle getting the wall back to some state of smoothness. It's almost done, minus a little rewiring, patching, and painting. The good news is that the only wallpaper in the whole house that needs to be removed has been removed now (there's a bit over the counters and sink, but the short term plan for that is Kilz and paint, with a longer-term plan of tile).