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.
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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.
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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.
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The boys are so excited to be earning some money and they actually finished an entire wall in just a few hours.
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So this project will be occupying their afternoons for the next few weeks. We need to have it done by the beginning of October.