Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Remodel in progress

For your viewing pleasure (and at Roxie's request) I'm documenting the remodel of the office. What a mess! My darling Nicole and her boyfriend worked long hours to get the room ready to be painted. He spent most of Tuesday sanding down the walls since we decided not to retexture. They are now wonderfully smooth.

Step 1 was to remove the wallpaper. The steamer did a great job - much better than the paste dissolving fluid I've used before.
Step 2 involved cleaning up the initial mess and preparing to put drywall mud on all of the walls.

Meriadoc had to check out the crinkling plastic while the workers were on a break.
Step 3 involved covering the walls with the mud to provide an even foundation for the paint.
Step 4 After the walls dried overnight, Pat spent many hours sanding. By the time he was done he was coated in white powder from head to toe.

I didn't get any pictures of Nicole sanding baseboards but there are more still to do! We also had multiple trips to Lowe's, Home Depot and assorted hardware stores for paint and supplies.
We stayed up way to late talking, went out to eat several times and laughed a lot. Hopefully my remodeling crew will return next Sunday to begin painting. I'm so excited!

(If my pictures jump out of alignment it isn't my doing. Blogger is being difficult again!)


KnitTech said...

Did I miss the before picture? Can't wait to see the after ones!

Roxie said...

That Pat boy is worth his weight in Pizzas! The photos are a treat. Thanks! I especially like Merriadoc assessing the crinkly plastic.

Amy Lane said...

Wow-- go Nicole and bf! Looks like a whole lot of work! (I'd say they're both 10 buckets of awesome a piece:-)

Donna Lee said...

What a great gift they are giving you. That is a bucket of work!