Thursday, 18 February 2016

Drywall Makes Everything Look Better

Drywall was the turning point in every room of our house. The possibilities were just around the corner. I couldn't wait to start thinking about paint colors and tile options. The bathroom needed the most drywall, and then there were some patches in the kitchen to be fixed.
Mud texture was put on some of the walls because of cracks or huge lumps as the walls had moved over the years.

Here's the finished mud over the screws and patching the holes. This was a really exciting stage for me. It looked like a blank canvas ready to be painted at this point. But before I get too hasty, we needed knock-off texture applied to all the walls. We hired someone to do the texture and paint, mainly to save time. At this point, we were drastically approaching our wedding date. I wanted to be completely done with the house so I could move in before the wedding, and he could join me after we were married.

After peeling off the gross wall paper up on the kitchen ceiling we discovered wood paneling that had seen better days. Clearly the original ceiling. I loved it, but as I mentioned in my previous post there were too many holes letting dust in. We thought about options and we decided on new, thin wood paneling. We initially intended to paint it white, but after seeing how beautiful it looked in raw form, it was too nice to paint. Casey and Cody spent about a day installing the paneling and boy was it impressive. I took too many pictures, so I won't bore you, just a sampling.

A little tension arose between Casey and I about the front door. 
See the old door here. It probably wasn't original, but it was beautiful solid wood. I had hopes of keeping it, maybe painting it. Casey had other hopes. And so enter new white door. It's not horrible, its just not the original. It got a new door frame and much needed dead bolt lock. 
I had gotten 99% say in fixing up this entire house (thanks Casey!) so he was due a little say.

Here's a picture of the paint we bought for the interior and exterior. We came across a deal at Lowe's we couldn't pass up so bought a bunch of pre-mixed white paint to later mix up when we finally decided on a color. We, in this case, definitely meaning me. Paint colors are hard. I thought being an art teacher would help me in this case. Why wouldn't I be able to pick out a good color? 
Man, it was not easy.

More to come soon!

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