Thursday, June 24, 2010

This really ties the room together

My life is turned upside down for a few days, but we are finally getting drywall in the great room, master bedroom, and back hallway! When it is finished, this house will look pretty much finished inside. They just hung it yesterday and today, mudding and taping will probably start Tuesday.

It looks like a totally different house. Now I can envision what each individual space will look like, and I think I will make a run to Menard's this weekend to browse paint colors and maybe even price out kitchen cabinets.

Perhaps the most striking effect of the drywall is seen in the back hallway leading to the bathroom, utility room, and back door on the north side of the house. This space used to be so dark and undefined, now it is a space in itself that leads somewhere. We hope to add a deck outside this door yet this year so we don't have to bring firewood in the front door all the time.

It has been a long journey. To be honest, I would probably not do it again. Once in a lifetime is enough for a project like this.

12 comments:

webb said...

Doing it yourself is a LONG road, but wow look at the progress you just made! Lookin' good!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

It looks WONDERFUL!

Deb said...

Thanks, Webb and Lynne! It feels great just to look at it. :)

Floridacracker said...

Wow!

It's going to be SO different!

Jayne said...

You have my true admiration! If we'd had to do all this ourselves, we'd still be living with a tarp over a tree limb! You go girl!

Pablo said...

Hey, what's that under the stove?

barefoot gardener said...

I am so proud of you for doing this! It is so fun to watch the progress on the house and know that projects like this CAN be done. You are an inspiration!

Richard said...

Lookin' good. The cats seem to like it.

I see some work in my future..:-)

Deb said...

FC- Just wait till we get the indoor plumbing!

Jayne- Don't mention tarps to me...if I never see another one, I'll be happy!

Pablo- Good eye...just an unusual hearth ornament I got from a friend once. ;)

Barefoot- Thanks!

Richard- Looking forward to it! Did you survive the weather around there today?

edifice rex said...

I know just what you mean. Building a house this way is so hard. I just keep thinking, no mortgage, no mortgage, no mortgage. lol!

Deb said...

Edifice Rex- "No mortgage" is a sweet mantra. It keeps me going!

We have almost decided on "Earthenware Orange" for the great room color, "Lemon Balm" for the kitchen, and we found a great deal on laminate flooring for great room, master bedroom, and back hallway. Unfinished oak kitchen cabinets are very affordable at Menard's. This is coming together nicely.

RuthieJ said...

Looks good Deb!