Saturday, July 5, 2014


Drywall is one of those things that you just don't want to do yourself.  Could we?  Yes, but it would have taken all summer for us to do it ourselves.  Not to mention, the angry words Eric and I would have expressed toward each other wasn't worth it.

So, we hired a professional!

Here are some before pictures...

Bad attempt by a DIYer!

Bathroom was professionally mudded.

The one bedroom that was actually completed.  Don't you love that mural?

Lovely textured ceiling!  NOT!  At least it was only down the hallway.

We call this Gran's room.  Love the furniture they left us!  This will be refinished at a later date!

Notice how non of the drywall was actually finished.  So, every time we added heat to the place, the bugs would come out of the attic.  GROSS!

Closet by front door.

And the after...

Living room ceiling!

Hallway, with NO popcorn ceiling!

Bedroom with mural has been removed, along with all the fake beams!  It really brightens up the place!

Gran's room.


Full wall in basement was finished off.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The mighty wall comes down

Once upon a time, there was a wall between a kitchen and a living room.  The wall really served no purpose.  It was not structural and was not a load bearing wall.  So, the wall decided it needed to be removed!

We saved the paneling.  The plan is to use it on some of the walls that needed repair that were not being drywalled.

Here, the paneling was removed.  Barb is working on removing some of the electrical that ran through the wall.  We had to relocate a light switch.

Sorry for the dark picture, but you can see the studs were removed and we were working on removing the top and the bottom of the wall.  What's that called?  I can't remember.

Done!  View from the kitchen.

Done!  View from the living room!