Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Chaos & mayhem -Day 2

Today we have to do more preparation for decorating in the office.

I'm running out of steam already and we're nowhere near finished. Not to mention feeling stressed about the amount of work still outstanding for the Thame Fair. I should be soft-cleaning greenware today, not pratting about with the office.

After a marathon paper shredding session yesterday, the shredder overheated and the thermostat kicked it off. Hopefully it recovered somewhat overnight as there is more to do today.

Not to mention moving the old desk and two filing cabinets out so that we can tackle the next task, getting some grotty old wallpaper border off the wall. It's a very small room so that should be a quick task. It's mid-way up the wall so it's easy to get to, but it's self-adhesive so is stuck to the wall like a limpet and soaking it will be no help at all.

A quick Google yesterday found the suggestion of using a hairdryer on a hot setting, which should soften the adhesive and make it stringy, hence rendering the paper border easy to remove. I have no idea if this will work, but I'm going to give it a go. Apparently a wipe down with white spirit will remove the remaining gunk on the wall.

It's going to be another long day.


Irene said...

Sounds like you're doing great things with this little room. Try furniture polish on the sticky residue - it works getting sticky labels off.

Sandra Morris said...

Irene, it's a nightmare.

The whole house is disrupted, but the only way to go now is forward.

We've attacked the sticky stuff with white spirt and that seems to have worked successfully.

I just wish it was all done and dusted.

julie campbell said...

really feel for you sandra, last year I mistakenly thought it a good idea to buld a studio in the garden and renovate my whole house all at the same time.....................never ever ever again ! It is so stressful having your work space overhauled but i can promise you when its all over you will be so glad you took the plunge. Just make sure you do it exactly how you want it because i can guarantee you wont ever want to do it again !
julie xx

Irene said...

It's just a pity it's got to get worse before it gets better! Hope today was a productive one.