I don’t think anyone will get the reference in the title unless you’re super obsessed with Brit’s new song like me!
Whoa oh oh oh oh OH oh…..Keep on dancing ’til the world endssssssss…..
Ok, sorry….it’s a bit hard to sing along and type at the same time! But I’ll try my best :)
After badly neglecting this blog, I’m back with an update. A BIG update. Ross & I have been working like crazy every night and every weekend, trying to get the house move-in ready by May 1st (our
tentative hopeful goal).
Here’s a little update on what we’ve been up to…
Ross got the wall up for our new walk-in closet in the Master Bedroom a few weeks ago:
Since then the electrician has gotten all the wiring done in the house, allowing us to finally start drywalling. The door isn’t quite installed yet, it’s only propped open holding itself up! But you can see where the new light switches are, and that recessed white box in the wall will be for our future wall-mounted flat screen tv for prime tv-watching-while-
That was our hideous ceiling in the master bedroom, straight out of your standard office?! It was ugly. So we tore it down. Why not add to our project list, right?! Especially when we had no clue how we would fix this, just that the current ceiling HAD to go! And then we did a lot of this:
Ross had to go ahead and screw 4″ screws into the ceiling. The ceiling was currently being held up with nails that were slowly pulling out. Great. Nothing like having your ceiling fall down on you when you’re sleeping! So we fixed it. And I can safely tell you that our ceiling is never coming down now! We also had to manually scrape off all of the glue that was holding up those ceiling tiles. That was a painstaking process. And we were also left with holes in the ceiling where the old fluorescent light fixture was that we removed. What can I say…fluorescent lighting isn’t exactly the most calming?! It had to go:
Now the ceiling was ready for mudding after Ross patched the hole where the flourescent light fixture was. Bring on the texture:
Betsy & I began mudding it by hand with drywall compound to see how it would look. We put up a thin layer of mud and then go back over it lightly with the putty knife to give it a bit of texture. It’s coming along great and I’ll give you an updated pic once I’m all finished! I’ve made quite some progress since this photo. Also, notice the light bulb?? It’s so great having light in the house. Thank you
new best friend electrician :)
Moving on, remember this problem?
Mold Alert! Ugh. What a nice surprise when we removed the wallpaper in the master bedroom. So we cut out the drywall, and the first layer of styrofoam that they used for insulation.
Now we have a clean slate :) Is anyone else confused why the previous homeowner’s needed 3, YES 3(!), outlets within 4 feet of each other?! Humph. Granted, I know sometimes it seems you could always use more outlets, but there are a total of 15 outlets in this bedroom alone. I think we were able to part with just a few. So we asked our new best friend to fix that too :)
Ross got the new layer of styrofoam in, and a new piece of drywall. I did the mudding for the drywall seams. This was only my first coat of drywall mud on the seams, so it’s not ‘feathered’ too far, in case you were curious. But back to the drywall mudding, I love it. Maybe a little too much. I like to consider myself a pro at this point since I did many more seams after this one :)
Last but not least, remember the original closet we removed?
We decided to tear it out so that our entrance into our room wasn’t directly through a closet (since we closed off the 2nd doorway, more on that later). This was one of our very first projects. Here it is down to the bones:
And here’s what we currently have:
What a nicer entrance into our room, huh? Once I get some decor up on that wall, and possibly put a dresser or vanity along that wall, that space will feel like it’s always belonged.
So it’s all coming along now! This is the part of the process that I looked forward to, where you finally start to put things back together and see your improvements and hard work pay off :) I can’t wait until it’s completely finished! Aside from the master bedroom, we’ve been painting the living room/dining room/entryway like maniacs, and I plan to update you with pictures on that soon!