Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time for a house update!
Past time, actually...
We are working on the upper level, which is just two bedrooms and a bath.
And for our purposes, I doubt it will be used much.
I started painting trim for the upstairs back in November.
The way we do it is like this....
Dave measures and cuts the pieces of trim he needs and lays out what will fit on the horses.
He also puts these little trim pieces on nails because they are easier to paint and dry like this. I can get all sides without them sticking to the wood.
As you can see in the background of these pictures, we have a bit of a mess. There are a lot of materials and tools needed to build, and when you are working in two rooms, it gets a bit crowded with those materials and tools. We've put cardboard down to protect the hardwood floors. I'll do a proper TahDah post on the bedrooms when all of the stuff is out of those rooms.
We have lights and ceiling fans!
I'm pretty sure I'm done painting trim. And it's all hung.
We've also been busy with the bathroom.
Looking for flooring took a little bit of time.
Those were a couple of samples Dave brought home, but he wanted me to go to the store with him to make sure there wasn't something I liked better.
We have since finished the bathroom and in my next post I will show you all the details!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
It's been awhile since I've posted on this blog.
in the proverbial sense....
whatever that means....
I don't talk that way....
has been laying hardwood flooring upstairs.
After he painted this stairwell...all by himself.
I won't even say how he did it.
Because I can't explain it, nor can I find any pictures that I took.
Which I know I did.
One thing I have been doing, is carrying flooring upstairs.
A little bit at a time.
It's hard to tell because we have most of it covered,
but he has two bedrooms finished.
I have been doing other things around the house.
I decided to do some bathroom decorating.
I took this spaghetti jar
and painted the inside of it with Coral Belle paint.
(I still have half a gallon of this paint)
So this is the shelf by our bathtub.
I still need something on the wall above, but it will come.
I think I'll go soak in the tub and enjoy my little bit of decorating....
as it's hard work carrying flooring upstairs.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Finally!!! We are priming and painting the walls upstairs.
So, we had the primer tinted 80% of the Creamy color. Now when we paint with the Creamy paint, we will still see where we painted, and it will go on smoothly because we primed the walls first. If you don't prime first, you'll be painting two coats with paint because the first coat gets sucked up into the drywall, and primer is cheaper.
Monday, April 10, 2017
While I was on vacation, Dave started dry walling the upstairs. Which he knew I wanted to hire done. So, I'm guessing he waited for me to leave, and asked Vickie's husband, Robert, to help him carry it upstairs....
He's been up there every day since I've returned. Hanging drywall. I'm staying downstairs because one person dragging drywall dust through the house is enough!