Heat Gun and I
Just look at all we've accomplished - Heat Gun and I - on the mantel:
I thought the mantel was nice before, but now that the thick layers of paint are peeling away, the little details are so much more defined. I was worried about getting the paint off this beaded edge, but the paint was so thick it came off in big chunks.
One issue is that Heat Gun, overzealous darling, is weakening whatever glue is holding the ornamental woodwork on the mantel face. Just around the edges, but it's making me work very cautiously.
P.S. Happy 22nd birthday, little sister.