Much to my relief, there were only some very minor touch ups once all of the tape was removed from this wall! The Pulling of the Tape is always a nerve wracking process for me. Then, trying to put all that sticky tape in a bag is hilarious. It sticks to the bag itself, sticks to my hands, sticks to everything it comes in contact with. Now where was all this tack when I wanted it to stick to the wall??? It’s a good thing no one is video taping me while I am doing this. No one IS video taping me, right?! I did find an empty box to put the tape in, in the end. Much easier than trying to get it in a plastic bag.
So, now you think I’d be done, right? Not quite. My client decides she wants me to add a layer of gold over the orange striae stripes. I try this with three of the far right end stripes. It looks horrible. I wipe it off quickly. But not quite quickly enough. I have to touch up two of the stripes. I decide to get a coat of sealer on all of the stripes before I do any more damage. I go for my roller set up and discover I do not have a mohair roller sleeve, but instead have a foam roller sleeve… not what I want to use to apply this sealer. I’m in my car, one more trip to the paint store. With the sealer left to dry, I go home to debate how I will bring in a little gold on the orange stripes without re-taping and without destroying what I’ve done so far.
Oh, I guess I will share this with you too. It was not bad enough that I ruined 3 of my stripes. I also clogged their toilet in the powder room! I was in there, just to pee, and when I flushed… the water came right up to the brim of the toilet bowl! Frantically, I ran around the house looking in the obvious places for a plunger, with none to be found (the homeowners were both out). Luckily, the water slowly subsided. When one of the homeowners returned, I had to explain what had transpired… the failed attempt of adding the gold on the stripes and the clogged toilet! Ugh… it’s amazing people let me in their homes at all. I’m scheduled to do 3 more rooms in this house, so we’ll see if I still get invited back once this one wall is finished!
I was so frazzled today with the Pulling of the Tape, the ruining of 3 of my stripes, and the toilet scenario, I did not take one picture for this post. 🙁