He tackled Project Stair Removal while I was giving our headboard a refresh. We allotted ourselves a half hour to complete our respective tasks. While it took me closer to an hour to spray paint the headboard and nightstands, Hubby realized he could just flip up and remove the entire set of stairs in minutes, instead of taking it apart piece by piece as he had planned.
He spent the rest of his half hour examining the salamander he found:
Once the salamander was thoroughly examined, we tackled a few more projects - propelled by the victorious feeling that accompanies a problem-free project. Our gutters had been leaking all summer, so I asked my friends at Rustoleum if I could try some Leak Seal:
I tried to demonstrate the leaking in a manner that didn't involve me standing outside in the pouring rain (I think Hubby longs for the pre-blog DIY days when we didn't have to document everything):
Happily, the Leak Seal - a flexible rubber sealant - seemed to work perfectly and it took barely any time at all to seal up the cracks. Eagle-eyed Hubby had been keeping tabs on the gutters during rainy days and already knew exactly which spots needed sealing. Next spring we want to add gutter guards because they get filled with leaves and cleaning the gutters is a weekly job, but at least they're no longer holey.
We were on fire, right? I even started doubling up on jobs.
While we were splitting and stacking firewood at my father-in-law's, I absconded into his awesome spray painting booth and knocked out a few fun projects (photos soon!). I also tackled one boring one: our doorbell cover was beige and stood out against our white walls. A blast of Rust-Oleum's Universal Paint + Primer solved that problem! I obviously love that this paint is formulated for plastic.
I really wish I had painted to doorbell cover in the townhouse. It always bothered me but I just never got around to it, not because I didn't have the time, but because it seemed like a totally boring project and so I avoided it. It truly was a boring project, and I doubt you even spotted the difference in my most recent hallway post compared to the original reveal, but every day I notice the difference. I'm so happy I took the five minutes to paint it.
A huge thanks to Rust-Oleum for providing the Leak Seal and Universal Paint + Primer (and thereby also providing that extra dose of motivation to get stuff done!)