Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Grand Banquet Hall - drywall

So, the Grand Banquet Hall is finished....for now....We went from this mess....
to wiring....insulating....see the little white line below the windows.....that's where the OSB meets...we caulked that to help with air leakage.  I actually did that part.  It's kind of like icing a cake, only bigger!  We did it on the ceiling too, as you can see.  Remember when I was insulating the attic a post or two back?  That's above this room.  This room has several windows and a door that leads to the outside.  The house is on a hill, and it's windy quite often on this hill.  So, sealing the room off from the elements is a primary concern.  I sound all official like, don't I? 

We put the drywall up, just to get a feel for the room.  We did not finish it as we plan on hiring it done.
 Now I thought I'd show you what Dave found on the side of the road in the trash, while he was driving home from a foot Dr. appt!
It's VERY heavy.  Probably original to the house it came out of.  We're pretty sure it's brass.  And it is beautiful!  We wanted a chandelier in the foyer!  Remember Dave is an electrician so he can rewire it.  It's just hanging there temporarily because we wanted to see how it would look.  I can't believe it's the perfect size for this area.

And we actually have some of those dangly crystal things around here that I bought at a garage sale a few years ago. 
It will be perfect!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Porch finished!

Another porch project we finished was the ceiling of the lower porch on the "two story" end of the house.
We put these bead-board style ceiling pieces up....they just slide into each other.
Dave had them all cut to size and ready to slide in.
Problem was, we ran out of pieces and had to order more!
I think the porches look great and I cannot wait to move upstairs and sit on them!
Maybe you'll join me for sweet tea or lemonade!

Cindy Bee