• Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    Planking the Ceiling, Balcony Railings and a Magical Tile Fairy

    Every year our family takes a trip to Yosemite. It’s been a tradition of Mike’s family for decades – generations even. It’s one the girls and I absolutely look forward to. Last year our house plans were still in plan check and we had no idea when construction was going to start – or if we would ever get out of plan check. Funny how much can happen in only a year? Before we left for Yosemite we set a few goals: plank and paint (#sofreakingsickofpainting) the ceiling in the kitchen/livingroom, build/install/paint balcony railing, take down the remaining scaffolding. Planking the ceiling…Mike used my cute little 18 gauge finish nailer…

  • Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    90% Done On the Outside

    Mike and I didn’t wait very long to start painting the outside of the house. We sprayed and back-rolled the eaves/facias/walls. The walls we painted Ben Moore Chelsea Gray in low luster and the eaves Snowfall White. A couple of neighbors stopped by and said they thought we had lost our minds when they saw the pink go up. Others commented saying, “Oh! It looks like you finally picked a color!” As though all the different colors were color swatches…A few – the ones who probably actually read this blog were happy to see we are just getting closer to being done and said they liked the gray. While Mike…