Wallpaper Short

20141206_181614I’m starting to strip the wallpaper in the “twin” room to the living room – the library. And since everything I do in this room is similar to the last, I won’t bore you with the details. I will, however, give  a nod to the disposable gloves that make stripping the wall paper so much cleaner.

This weekend, after heading to the city for window shopping with Andy and Gracie, I stripped wallpaper when I could, and got most of the room done. The reality of Christmas came down hard this morning, with a huge list of things left to accomplish and so very few days! I hope everyone is having a joyous season!

Hey, Safety Girl- what’s shaking?! At SafetyGirlSNGNPH28_-00_Go-Pro-Girl-Pink-Safety-Harness_18, we keep you safe to make a fashion statement at work or play. Fall arrest protection is essential to any high-elevation job. Our Norguard Go Pro-Girl Safety Harness – 1 D Ring will ensure the safety of the worker in the event of a slip or fall.

The Go Pro-Girl Fall Arrest Harness is designed for the professional woman by Norguard and fits comfortably on the body and provides peace-of-mind to allow uninterrupted and worry-free performance of duty or execution of pleasure.
Norguard is a leading designer and manufacturer of fall protection equipment with over 20 years of experience in fall protection and has earned the ISO2000 certification ensuring ongoing commitment to best practices, processes, and customer satisfaction.
• Kwik-Lock Buckles For Easy Donning
• D-Ring Certified For Fall Arrest
• CSA, OSHA and ANSI Compliant
• 1-3/4″ Polyester, Reflective Webbing
• 5 Independent Points of Adjustment
• Available in XS, S, M, L, XL


20141129_20392320140719_132720Over the weekend I scrubbed the house and put up the tree (to the left, to the left, doesn’t it look great!?). I promised myself I would not start a new project yet, but I had a spare hour on Sunday between church and my mom’s apartment Christmas party. So I donned the disposable coveralls, disposable face mask, and started stripping wallpaper from what will be my library. I know, it’s an obsession!

This room is the twin to the living room, and I will simply be stripping wallpaper, painting the walls and trim in the same colors as the living room, and polishing the floors. You can see the before photos here. I may need to purchase some furniture for this one. Aside from that, this room should not cost me anything additional. I’ll go through the steps with you here, though.

I will be using the coveralls, the knee pads (when I go over each parquet square, the sticky pads really save my middle-age knees!), our Purdy rollers and Merit Pro paint brushes (still going strong!), and disposable gloves for painting.20140719_132736

It’s the season for the NFL!  Discount Safety Gear has all the NFL team hard hats. So, if the Steelers aren’t your team, we have your team’s hard hat in stock.  It usually ships in 1-2 business days.

MSA818407_-00_Pittsburgh-Steelers-V-Gard-Hard-HatThe Pittsburgh Steelers hard hat is made by MSA and provides tough, lightweight protection with a patented shock absorbing suspension. The MSA V-gard Steelers hard hat comes equipped with the comfortable, strap-adjustable Staz-On suspension. All of our NFL hard hats are officially licensed and meet the requirements of OSHA for a Type I (top impact) helmet as outlined in ANSI Z89.1-2003, Class E. ANSI Type I hard hats meet stringent vertical impact and penetration requirements. MSA recommends replacing hard hats and caps every 60 months and suspensions every 12 months. Safety directors will appreciate the compliance to safety which workers will acknowledge, just so they can support their favorite team. Express your NFL without even speaking and more importantly stay safe.

General hard hat info along with product specific information is all found at our Hard Hat General Information page. Questions involving head protection or for more information on ANSI and OSHA regulations as it pertains to Head Protection please visit our Head Protection FAQ’s page.

The “name” is a 2″ wide vinyl sticker that can be unique to each hard hat you purchase. The font used is Arial and the print is either white or black, depending on the color of the hard hat.


20140719_13281320141122_081212I took one week to give the wood in the living room some attention – it’s parquet that was salvaged from an area school gym back in the 60’s. I went over each square, scraping and polishing, first with wood cleaner and restorer, then lemon oil, then did the same again to the wainscoting. I used the disposable knee pads from Discount Safety Gear, as well as orange oil and a plastic scraper.

I will have Andy come over and help move furniture this week and then call this one good. It was under budget and done quickly, which I really needed! I am still at about $80 for this room and have enough paint to do the library similarly. Unfortunately, you will have to wait until after the first of the year for that, as I need to take a break. But here are the before and after photos of my living room. I may update after I finish with the decorating details.

20141122_081304On Thanksgiving Andy and I slept in four days in a row (we typically get up individually between 4:30 and 5AM) and enjoyed leisurely coffee and television – two things we typically don’t ever get. I took Black Friday off and enjoyed part of a hockey tournament. Then I went through all of my Christmas ornaments in preparation of next week.

20141122_145432I wanted to include a before (left) and after (right) photo of the fireplace area (you can see the new paint vs. the old wallpaper). My mom shared with me this weekend that the beam for the mantle came from the Bradford house. There is so much rich history in this house!

20140719_132755In December I will decorate and clean what I can, as well as I can. I hope you join me! (who likes to clean and decorate alone!?)

NOISE – any source from heavy machinery to nighttime snores can be beyond painful! Discount Safety Gear and Construction Gear have you covered! Ah, the sound of silence or almost depending on which product you choose from our more than 74 related products.  Buy ear plugs and/or ear muffs for less from Discount Safety Gear. We stock ear plugs & muffs from top brands like MSA, EAR, Moldex, Howard Leight, North & more! Fast shipping & top ranked customer service.

Ear plugs can often be the answer to the sounds that do not spell relief in the work environment and other places! Did you ever lie in bed at night listening to a great snore? Maybe you have tried to sleep with the best of snores.  It doesn’t work out so well!  We have got the very thing you need – “…aah! Blessed relief!”  It’s the sound of silence that does spell relief!

Online Store has a wide range of ear plugs. They all provide hearing protection in noisy environments. These earplugs are all rated to provide protection in a noisy work environment with a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) that indicates the power of that particular ear plug to block out noise.  Each ear plug is made from non-toxic, non-irritating material.

The Howard Leight Max Corded earplug has the highest NRR rating in the US at 33:

earHoward Leight MultiMax Earplugs – 200 Pair/pkg.  This product is uniquely designed and features a two-sizes-in-one ear plug, which allows you the choice of tip for specific comfort and personalization. It combines high ratings with convenient size flexibility, fitting all your ear protection needs. Two-sizes-in-one makes inventory control easy. MultiMax has Howard Leight’s trademark smooth, soil-resistant skin and attenuation effectiveness. These ear plugs are high-visibility coral and yellow colors.

neon earFor a less demanding noise level suppressor ear plug, the Moldex Traffic Cone earplugs come in small, foam traffic cone shapes. They block noise but also allow some sound to penetrate the plug’s barrier to facilitate communication between workers.  We also like the EAR Classic foam yellow earplug like the MultiMax, our two-sizes-in-one earplug that gives the wearer a choice between pointed and rounded plug ends.

Wallpaper memories

Thanksgiving is almost here, and I am glad this is a quick room! I have used orange oil on all of the wood so it is rich and smells wonderful. As I had stripped the wallpaper, I watched the years roll in reverse.

Friday night I visited my mom and helped her with a couple things, then hit the grocery store. This weekend Andy was – you guessed it – away for more hockey. I have noticed the weekends he’s gone, I pack a lot of social stuff in that I normally can’t, because of his erratic schedule. And for him being away, I am busier than ever!

Saturday morning I got up early and patched the nailholes, and cleaned and deglossed all areas I was repainting, using a scrubby and Construction Gear’s disposable gloves. I love the deglosser because it’s like liquid sandpaper – you get the results fresh paint will stick to, without all the elbow grease. I painted everything, using our Purdy paint rollers and paint brushes. I also wore the disposable smocks, to which I have become addicted! I had brought home 3 choices of steely green and creamy white, and the pair Grace chose was the same one I liked, and I am glad. Doesn’t this look great?After

In the evening, my friend Gale came over and we practiced the Christmas music we will take to local nursing homes next month. ‘Tis the season! When all was said and done, I worked 15 hours.

Sunday after church, I put the house on hold and went over to Andy’s, since he was home. We enjoyed some time in the kitchen – I baked some of our English Tea Store scones for our Monday meeting, plus I wanted to have a meal ready to help smooth the transition from traveling to work week. I made him and the girls a tortellini casserole. I love the smells of cooking during the winter.

This week in the evenings I will paint the trim by taping it off, and then put the insulating glass back in the windows.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,835 other followers