Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Renovation Realities: My Life Right Now

Project Bump is well underway in our home. Currently the entire second floor looks like a painting nightmare and a Dexter kill scene. In case you are new to this blog, our house is 50 years old. I know that's not ancient compared to some homes, but 50 years has made its mark and the second floor needed a major drywall overhaul.

There were cracks, drywall tape wrinkles and studs poking out in everywhere. Not to mention we just had new recessed lighting added to every room. When I say the previous owners did nothing to update this home, I mean nothing.

The second floor will basically be our retreat when we gut the kitchen in a few weeks. To get the space ready for baby and our new family room headquarters, it was time to bite the bullet and get it done.
Every wall and ceiling is getting all new mud and texture to completely smooth everything out and repaint. It's a mess right now, but when it's all done, it will look like beautiful new construction sheetrock. That makes me very happy.

Here is the gameroom.
Here is Jacquelyn's soon-to-be new room as she'll move to the other end of the house when baby comes.

Jacquelyn's current room and soon-to-be nursery.  Yes J is still sleeping in her room.  They haven't started painting so I was told it was OK.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the 'dexer kill scene' Ha! Best of luck!