MONDAY, APRIL 04, 2005

Professional rivalry

In stripping the paint back to the plaster, Dawn found the signature for the original painter, dated 1888! Unfortunately, it was crossed out and someone else signed it 1902. Unfortunately, that was crossed out, too, and someone else signed it 1947. So if we wanted to leave this exposed, it would be a large 12″ x 30″ unpainted rectangle on the wall. Hmmm… The demo is complete, and the paint crew is now stripping the (lead-based) paint off all the interior woodwork. Dawn has taken all of the hardware off the doors and cabinets and dumped it all in a large bag. (Just kidding–I have no idea what she did with it, but I’m sure it’s all neatly labelled and organized.)