Wednesday, May 14, 2008

living in skwualer...

since kami is gone to kentucky to play drill sargeant, she asked about seeing the progress of the remodel. here goes:
this is the day we started ripping out the carpet & trim & popcorn ceiling:
my brother jared graciously stopping by on his way home from work, tired & dirty, to help us move all of the very heavy furniture: (it's rare i get a photo of him, so a blurry one from cody will do for now).
taped off the walls(thanks arah!!), notice the ugly brown doors? they are now gone. also popcorn is scraped & pergo floors are gone:
all done scraping living room, fan also gone:
joe & merv getting ready to texture ceiling. we had some serious drywall taping flaws from the original construction of the house to cover so we went with the schlopping type tool. it schlops the mud on.... it's MESSY!!!!:
me painting the crown molding:
psycho killer!!! WEEE! WEEE! WEEE!
paint partially done, and new doors ready to be hinged and hung:
this fireplace is now ripped apart and is being framed in:
tomorrow we will be framing in the fireplace, putting up the crown molding on the ceiling and hanging the new hall doors and light fixtures. then we have to wait for the floors to arrive(hopefully friday) to put them in and finishing framing doors and base board trim. i can not wait!! it's only been about 1 1/2 weeks so far but we've been living out of the kitchen and bed rooms which are a total cramped disaster from all of the extra stuff living in them. i can't imagine what it will be like when we do the kitchen. but i think we'll be doing the back deck first.....

9 comments:

Kami said...

Wow, you weren't kidding when you said the house was ripped apart. can't wait to see how it looks when it's all said and done :)

Arah said...

when are you putting in the new railing?

Rocia said...

wow, you guys are speedy! i love the new pics. keep posting your progress, i love it. it looks GREAT!

julie said...

arah, the railing is very, very last. after the floors. :)

julie said...

arah, the railing is very, very last. after the floors. :)

Cori said...

What a yucky project, but it's going to look so awesome when you are done! How do you guys go so fast? It takes us FOREVER to get things done on the house... keep postin!

Wonderland Pearls & Purses said...

Well Julie, I totally feel for ya!!
Wish you lived closer so I could help!

Lana said...

Is it my imagination or is Jared really, really tall in that picture.

DeAnne said...

How cool! I love watching the progress of renovation projects...except in my house because it takes years to complete a project. I can't wait to see more pictures!