December 30, 2003

It Wasn't So Bad

It's amazing what a little vacation time will motivate you to do. I finally finished painting the six cabinet doors in the kitchen. I was able to sand them on Saturday afternoon and then painted them on Sunday and Monday. I rehung them today. There is one that is hanging a little wonky so it doesn't close perfectly, but hey, it's part of the charm of a house built in 1948. The only thing I'm a bit concerned about is the possibility of breathing in lead paint dust from all the sanding. Oh well. I've only got five more sets of doors to go! I'm painting the bit of trim above the sink tonight.

Posted by actionhero at December 30, 2003 08:10 PM

This would be advice from a bossy stranger. Lead paint dust is actually a big deal, and doesn't work like asbestos at all. It affects pets and little kids most, because of small body weights, and also is not good for women who plan to have kids. I did research for a job on people who poisoned themselves renovating houses, and there are some. So, it might be worth researching.

Posted by: Cheryl at January 9, 2004 05:27 PM

dude i wouldn't worry about it, seriously i'm sure it's like asbestos which everyone freaks about but you have to ingest a super serious amount for it to actually harm you - i'm sure you'll be fine!!

Posted by: carolyn at January 2, 2004 06:12 AM