This time, it's been a mixed bag. My husband helped me paint the inside of the chapel; it's been 7-1/2 years since it was built, and it really did need a fresh coat (or two) of paint.
But is was a hassle, of course.
Take everything out, and put it somewhere else...
I left the altar and prayer desk inside, and covered them with plastic.
A quick uncovering in order to pray vespers...
Two coats of paint were required, so it took a little longer than I thought it would,
but it looks very nice and fresh and clean.
Then everything had to be put back in place.
I decided to do this project now, even though I have been busy with other preparations for Holy Week, because a) all of the icons had to be taken off the walls anyway, for Passiontide; and b) the weather was perfect, meaning I could leave the window open to allow paint fumes to escape.
The other projects? Making antependia for the Cathedral altars.
I installed the white one for the Chrism Mass, which is held a week early in our diocese due to travel difficulties for priests:
The red one goes on today, in preparation for the Palm Sunday Masses.
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