Remember when I said Mike and I both grew up with dad’s in the construction trade? Well, Mike’s dad is a General Contractor and he surprised us with all the drywall loaded into our house one day. That was a great day because I did not want to help Mike load 250 sheets of drywall upstairs. Then, a week ago he sent someone to help Mike and I put up drywall. Between Mike, his friends, the guy and me the drywall was hung in about a week. Then the most amazing thing happened (I know, my “then’s” are getting pretty repetitive, blame the English language. Any other word sounds pretentious), on Saturday a drywall company showed up at our door (at *ahem* 6 am…) to tape and finish our drywall.
So, we got to stand back while an actual crew of people finished our work – enjoy all of our non-professional hanging guys. It’s a little rough 🙂
In case your curious, hanging drywall goes ceilings then walls. In residential it’s best to hang the sheets on the walls horizontally rather than vertically. The white side goes out. On the ceiling they run perpendicular to the trusses. I guess they run perpendicular to the framing in the walls too when you hang them horizontally… If you want to know more google is a wonderful tool!
Here are some pics of the process!
Master Bedroom Entrance from inside the room looking out to the hall:
During the drywall taping/mud/sanding:
We are also smoothing out all the existing walls, goodbye orange peel!
The playroom/craftroom after skim coat:
See the soffit with the light? That hides necessary plumbing and electrical. There is now one over the shower in this bath too. This was the old master and will now be the guest suite:
This pic shows where one of the posts that supports the kitchen beam (remember the missing “beam” we had to put back in?) and truss header (it spans on top the entire wall of cabinetry so that we wouldn’t have to tear up our kitchen to support the second floor. Think of it like a really big door header.) You’ll never even know this wall was ever tore open, our dishwasher and lazy susan cabinet will go right back in place.
This is where the other post is, the corner of the guest bath:
Upstairs Hall and entrance to Red’s room:
Looking down the stairs, up the stairs and then up to the whole house fan:
Under the stairs:
Entrance to E’s room:
From E’s room into the Jack and Jill bath:
From Red’s room into the Jack and Jill bath:
From the hall looking in to the Master Bedroom:
Inside the Master Bedroom:
From the Master Bath into the Master Bedroom:
Inside the Master Bath:
Here’s what we do when we take breaks:
We pump out flooded water from our parent’s yard #stormwatch2014