Reaching Wallpaper

July 26, 2008 at 11:57 pm 5 comments

Today was another busy day of working on the house. Most of the day involved packing, painting prep and actual painting, but I did tackle another type of task. In my upstairs hallway, I had some wallpaper that was falling down.

That wallpaper that needs fixing is like…high up!

But it was over my stairwell. Since I don’t have a stairwell friendly ladder and my arms have a limit to their scope, I wasn’t sure how to reach that wallpaper to apply more adhesive. So I pondered….

How do I reach that wallpaper behind me?

And I devised a plan. I took the extended handles for my paint roller, some packing tape and an old sponge brush to fashion myself a custom wallpaper glue distribution device.

My concoction and Jimmie (Tried and true still)

It worked out great. I put the glue on my little sponge and used that to spread adhesive on the wall and the back of the wallpaper. I ended up putting the roller back on the other end and that worked wonderfully to smooth the paper back on the wall. And with that, I was able to cross another item off my list.


Now as far as innovation goes, I think “taping a brush to a paint roller” is far beneath thru-hiker territory. But you know what IS innovative?

Me still finding stuff to post about when all I’m doing is painting, cleaning and packing. :)

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. geekhiker  |  July 27, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Hee hee hee – love the self portraits! So when will you be journeying out to LA to pursue your acting dreams? ;)

  • 2. tgaw  |  July 28, 2008 at 10:25 am

    @geekhiker– Good eye at spotting those as self portraits. My mother asked me who took the pictures. :)

  • 3. Aaron  |  July 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Jimmie can’t join that high? ;)

  • 4. Vicky  |  July 28, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Oh Aaron, you reminded me. My mother said I should train Jimmie to take pictures. I think I’m managing just fine on my own for now.

    I did try to set Jimmie up with an outdoor video camera once to take a hiking video from a dog’s perspective (Dog Hiking Video – Take I). I ran out of batteries though and all his footage didn’t get saved.

  • 5. Heyo  |  November 13, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Wow, you Americans are so very genius.


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