Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Girl-sized tools

I know women are strong, tough, and can do anything.  We sure can!  But personally, I can't swing Kevin's huge framing hammer!  At least not with any kind of accuracy.  I like my little tack hammer much better.  When I bought it (a while ago), Kevin took one look and asked, "Is that a toy?"  Today, since I can't find my palm sander, I bought a Black & Decker Mouse:

There were other detail sanders at Lowes (I decided to branch out from my usual Home Depot...Lowes is slightly closer), but they all felt heavy to my scrawny wrists.  The Mouse was the smallest.  I think I'm going to like my little mouse!  If I ever find my palm sander, I'm sure I'll still get plenty of use out of it too.

I've finished with the construction phase of our new mudroom lockers!  Using some not-so-tiny tools, I added trim to the front, and around the walls, board-and-batten style.  Since the last update, Kevin added the shoe shelves at the bottom, but I did everything else.  Once it's all painted white, It will look spectacular.

I'm just waiting for the wood filler to dry in the bigger cracks (because we are far from wood-cutting experts), then I can put my Mouse to good use.  After that, I will be caulking everything.  Priming and painting tomorrow, I hope!  I'm undecided on the colour for the upper part of the walls and the ceiling.  I want something dramatic, like peacock blue.  But the living room colour (grey-tan) would look great too...better for resale value.  I'm leaning toward the tan at the moment as I remember the annoyance of painting the dark blue bathroom.  I don't really want to add that to the annoyance of painting the ceiling.

Next on the list, before we return the saws to Kevin's dad is my little cupboard by the front door.  If I get brave enough, I may try doing that by myself.  Pray that I keep all my fingers!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, I am sooo jealous that you can do stuff like this! Seriously, the last time I tried to doa project, by myself, I ended up tearing out drywall and putting our molding on upside down and backwards. I think I may have to hover on your blog to pick up some tips..

    P.S That mouse actually looks like something I could handle. Which means I probably shouldn't.

    Keep up the good work, and thank you so much for adding me to your blog list!


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