Here's what happened. I decided to wallpaper the two hallways and the stairwell (before you judge - I'll explain that in another post). Well, as all who have ever hung wallpaper know - hanging wallpaper is not as simple as putting paste on the paper and hanging it. Not. At. All.
All I wanted to do was paper this hallway:
As you can see, there's not a lot of "wall" in this hallway. It's mostly doors and trim. So I figured prepping, priming/sizing the walls, mmmm what? Maybe an hour? No. Nope. Uh uh. Two - with all those doors and trim there was a LOT of cutting-in.
Then there was the upstairs hallway.
Again - prepping, priming/sizing the walls, my guess? Another hour. Reality? Two hours. This is not encouraging.
And the stairwell...
It's hard to get this on camera, but the stairwell walls are huge! My pre-project guess - two hours for prepping, priming and sizing. Reality? I have no idea - haven't even gotten to it yet. So what I thought would be a weekend project, has stretched to a whole weekend and several after-work hours. I have about half of the downstairs hallway papered, the upstairs hallway prepped and primed and the stairwell, well...
Moral of the story...I cannot estimate, with any sense of near accuracy, the time needed for a project. That, or I grossly overestimate my abilities. Either way - projects take a loooong time! Happy weekend everyone!