The Closing House Health club Replace (A New-To-Me End, A Helpful Software, and a Ineffective Gap)

Y’all. I do know what you’re considering. “This room nonetheless isn’t completed?!” I’m proper there with you. I’m pissed off. However as of as we speak, the one two issues left to do are to (1) contact up the paint on the ceiling, and (2) iron and cling the curtains. Nicely, that’s not precisely true, as a result of I created another venture for myself, and it’s an actual supply of frustration for me. However extra on that in a minute. First, let me share two helpful bits of data with you.

The primary bit of data is that I attempted Danish oil for the primary time this weekend, and I’m an enormous fan! I by no means would have thought to make use of it besides {that a} small bottle of Danish oil got here with my WaterRower, which is made out of walnut. My WaterRower been sitting on this room ever since I received it and put it collectively (perhaps a yr now?), so it was in right here in the course of the grasp toilet rework as I used to be utilizing this room as my workshop, and creating all types of dusty messes in right here.

So after that abuse, the wooden on the WaterRower was trying very dusty and dry. So after giving it an excellent cleansing to take away all the mud, I received out the tiny bottle of Danish oil that got here with it and begin making use of it to the wooden. That tiny bottle didn’t go very far, so I headed to House Depot and picked up a container of Watco Danish Oil in Darkish Walnut.

I simply utilized it with a paper towel, and it leaves such a beautiful end! Danish oil dries to a tough end in about six hours. It’s very straightforward to make use of — wipe on with a fabric, wipe off the surplus, let it dry. That’s it.

I actually didn’t have any doubt that it might make the (actual) walnut look lovely, however I puzzled the way it may work on cheaper wooden that’s stained in a walnut shade. So I made a decision to attempt it on the bars of the Swedish ladder. I’m unsure what sort of wooden these are fabricated from. I don’t assume it’s pine, however it’s some type of very gentle white wooden that I stained with a Particular Walnut stain. The Danish oil labored fantastically on these as nicely. You possibly can see the distinction between the oiled and the unoiled bars beneath. The Danish oil gave the bars a deeper, richer shade.

I additionally gave them a really gentle sanding with some 400-grit sandpaper, and the combo of the superb sanding and the Danish oil gave these bars a very lovely satin sheen.

So although Danish oil is new to me, I’m already a giant fan. It’ll be attention-grabbing to see the way it wears on these bars, and the way typically it should have to be reapplied.

Subsequent up, I need to present y’all simply how helpful the Uproot Clean tool is. This can be a device that I purchased particularly to wash pet hair (cat hair) off of my velvet furnishings. It really works amazingly nicely for that goal, and could be very quick and easy to make use of. I did an Instagram reel about it some time again. Should you can’t see it beneath, you can see that here.

I’ve by no means tried it on any furnishings apart from velvet, however evidently it really works on garments, carpet, and absolutely anything else.

So after portray Matt’s Theracycle train bike, I used to be placing every part again collectively and needed to discover a method to clear up the Velcro straps on the pedals. This stuff have been filthy as a result of when the bike isn’t in use, the straps are at all times on the ground like this…

He’s had the bike for a number of years now, and we’ve at all times had pets, so the Velcro had picked up a lot canine and cat hair over time.

Gross, I do know. However have you ever ever tried cleansing cat and canine fur out of Velcro? It isn’t straightforward. Actually, every part I’ve tried prior to now (canine brush, cat brush, flea comb, and so forth.) has not labored. However then I remembered the Uproot Clear device.

It labored like a attraction, and every strap took lower than a minute to take away all of that fur that it had collected over time. I couldn’t imagine how straightforward and thorough it was!!

In case you have pets, I extremely advocate the Uproot Clean tool. It’s fairly superb.

Okay, now let’s discuss this entry to the room and the way I created extra work for myself. Earlier than this weekend, I had already determined {that a} ornamental ceiling gentle wasn’t going to work right here. I didn’t like the thought of trying into the room from the music room and seeing two ceiling lights (the hallway gentle and this house fitness center entry gentle) so shut collectively. So I had already determined to make use of the 1/2-inch lights that appear to be recessed lights that I utilized in the principle a part of the room. I shared extra particulars about these lights on this put up.

So I received my ladder and minimize a gap within the drywall. Now let me remind you that these lights can go just about anyplace. It doesn’t matter if there’s a ceiling joist there. You possibly can nonetheless put these lights there. The sunshine is just one/2-inch thick, so it’s thinner than ceiling drywall, which is 5/8-inch thick. So so long as there’s sufficient area for the little junction field to go above the drywall, and there’s sufficient room for these two orange prongs to go on high of the drywall, the sunshine could be put in. Meaning it might go just about anyplace.

Nicely, what I didn’t anticipate is that proper the place the sunshine wanted to go, there wasn’t only one ceiling joist there. One ceiling joist wouldn’t have been an issue in any respect. However there wasn’t only one. Or two. Or three. No, proper in that actual spot the place I needed to put in the sunshine, there have been about 5 ceiling joists all nailed collectively to create a six-inch-wide space of strong wooden. I’m unsure should you can see it within the image beneath, however that’s nothing however wooden all the way in which throughout the precise spot the place I wanted to place a light-weight.

I can assure you that there’s no different place in my complete home the place you’ll discover that apart from the precise spot the place I needed to place a light-weight. Discuss irritating!!!

So I simply screwed the drywall again on to the wooden, and patched it with drywall mud. It nonetheless wants numerous sanding, and possibly another coat of drywall mud earlier than I can paint it. In order of this morning, it seems like this…

I couldn’t imagine it. I imply, these lights can go just about anyplace. That’s one cause I like them a lot. However what are the chances that I selected the one spot the place 5 2″ x 6″ joists have been all sandwiched collectively to create a large six-inch-thick beam? So there received’t be a light-weight within the entry to the room. I’m superb with that. It might have been good so as to add some gentle to that darkish space, nevertheless it’s not like anybody goes to be spending time in that space. It’s a passthrough. That’s it. So not having extra gentle there actually isn’t a giant deal. However having to restore a giant gap within the drywall on the ceiling in a room that’s just about completed is such a frustration.

So make that three issues that I’ve to do: (1) contact up the paint on the ceiling, (2) iron and cling the curtains, and (3) end repairing the ineffective gap that I made within the drywall on the ceiling. And I’ve a very free day forward of me, so the room will likely be utterly completed as we speak. I promise I received’t be placing any extra ineffective holes within the drywall, or developing with any extra final minute tasks that I need to do in right here.