Monday, August 18, 2008

New Project

I believe that I mentioned that there is a building next door that our landlord is letting me use for 3D Girls. There is an old funeral home next door and this building is behind the funeral home. It's a long rectangular building that was used to do embalming. That was about 20 years ago. Previously, a church used the property and they used it for a fellowship hall. There is a kitchen in there as well as a bathroom and office.

Here's the corner of the building.

The landlord said he would pay to get it painted for us and he is not going to charge us rent to use it either. I gave him the estimate we received and it was really more than he wanted to pay.

So we came to a happy medium. He is going to pay the boys to scrape the old wallpaper off the walls and we will get a church work day together to paint it. He will pay for all the materials.

Someone wallpapered over cinder block and what a mess! The wallpaper peeled off easily but the backing and glue stuck to the wall. On top of this, there is some mildew in the building.

Here is the room.

We sponged vinegar & hot water on the wall and let it set for about 5 minutes. Then using scrapers, the boys began to scrape off the mess.

The boys are so excited to be earning some money and they actually finished an entire wall in just a few hours.

So this project will be occupying their afternoons for the next few weeks. We need to have it done by the beginning of October.