melissel Posted July 13, 2008 Share Posted July 13, 2008 The kitchen thread really got me thinking. This old house is so grungy and dingy and warped, it depresses me. Everything in it (with the exception of the relatively new bathroom) is just a little...well, off. So I want to start thinking about starting some basic improvements, but I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and that's holding me back. The biggest issue is this: The nails in every wall and ceiling in this house are popping through. According to my dad, this is normal in an older (early 1960s) home, because a lot of builders were using nails instead of screws. He said the only way to really fix it would be to go around and drill a screw next to every nail pop, dig out the nails, spackle the holes, and then repaint...:svengo: Would you just paint for now and leave the big job for later? Would you take on the big job with the attitude that a job worth doing is worth doing right, even though that attitude might be the death of the project? DH says the former, I say the latter, but I also know this house would have been painted long ago if it weren't for my obsession with the nail pops! WDYT? Do a good-enough job now and a phenomenal job later when we have the time/energy? Or keep waiting and staring at the chipped/stained/scraped paint and wishing we could just move? TIA! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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