Its been over a month since I wrote about our house progress as there was only so much that could be said about hanging drywall! Eldon and I did manage to get it all hung and then we stood back, took a very deep breath and hired someone to come in and do the finish work on the drywall. We felt it required more expertise than we had! (And frankly, we were exhausted.)
We got a few quotes and then went with our gut instinct and hired the men that were brothers, had worked together their whole lives, and gave us a warm fuzzy feeling!
The warm fuzzy feeling was important because Eldon was going to be gone for almost a month and I would be the one overseeing the work. I needed to feel comfortable with the men that would be here. Let me just say they were good ole Tennessee boys and very fun to have around for the ten days they worked. I was "Mrs Dori" immediately and they tolerated my presence very well!
I don't have any pictures of their work in progress. It was a huge, huge mess that I tried not to think about too much because I knew I would be the one cleaning it up!
It took me two full days to clean up the mess! And a trip to the dump with a huge load of empty drywall compound boxes. And then guess what?
You guessed it... I started painting! The master bedroom painting is complete except for this wall because I am still debating on that blue.
Then Eldon got home from his month long consulting job and went straight to the lumber yard for this beautiful pine planking.
And we started on the dining room ceiling! It is gorgeous. It will go in the dining room and in my upstairs craft room ceiling. I will paint it the same color white as the walls.
The planks are one inch thick tongue and groove and actually very fun to install.
My husband is really letting me branch out. I got to do the cutting! Not that there is anything to it, but it made me feel important anyway!
Dining room walls are painted, planks are installed on the ceiling and its looking like a real room! Tomorrow we start on the planks in the craft room.
And this is a peak at some of the projects I worked on to keep myself busy while Eldon was gone. Now the sewing machine is put away, the Annie Sloan paint is back in its box, the porch furniture projects are on hold and its back to working on the house!