I mentioned last week that the painting delay gave us time to do some extra projects.
Extra projects like rip out another part of the wall and build a room. 🙂
I guess I’m a girl who loves demo because we keep doing it.
Before I share what we started on Saturday, a quick drywall update.
The orange peel has been sprayed on all the walls that had wallpaper removed as well as the kitchen. There were too many differences in the drywall/ wall to try and paint over.
It looks really good.
However, I had them do knockdown on my kitchen ceiling and I love it. I’m regretting slightly that I didn’t do it to the entire house/ ceiling. It’s too late (and too expensive) to do it now- but wow does it look amazing on the kitchen ceiling.
It’s still wet in this picture, but hopefully you get the idea.
The walls are now totally ready for painting, which will happen later this week.
Seriously, spraying texture is ridiculously messy. I cannot imagine doing it with flooring or furniture in the house.
After reading comments and a few articles I’ve decided to paint most of my vents. There are a few that are in bad shape that I’m going to replace, but after pricing them out it is much cheaper to paint them.
The vents on the ceiling will be white, and the vents on the walls will be the wall color.
Friday night my husband met the 2nd owner of the home. He’s actually the dad of one of my high school friends. (They lived in the house before I knew them) He told my husband our house was his favorite out of all the homes they had owned.
We let him know he could come over anytime and see what the place looked like now. Of course now it looks like a construction zone, but he’s welcome nonetheless.
On Saturday we started working on what will become my office. We are dividing the green room into two parts. One will be an entry/ hallway from the garage and the other side will be my office.
We are building a wall to close off the area from the living room. There will be a sliding barn door on the new wall that leads to my office. I’m thinking something similar to this door.
Since our living room has the painted paneling, brick, and built-ins I think the barn door will help finish off the cozy feel of the room.
The room attached to the living room was a breezeway that was converted into an office at some point. This means two of the office walls were actually exterior walls.
It took a bit of work to remove the paneling from the wall and get it ready to build a new wall.
We also found an outlet in the living room that had been caulked and built over. We’ll be taking care of that before we build the new wall.
I’ll be sharing more on this project later this week as we get more done.
We also had to clean out the garage to make room for the kitchen cabinets that are being delivered this week. We always thought our delay would be the cabinets, but they arrived early and it’s the rest of the house that is taking longer.
We had a lot of things in the garage that were in decent condition but we weren’t keeping so I put a curb alert on Craig’s List. In less than an hour everything was gone.
If I would have known it was that easy I would have done it two weeks ago. The garage is now cleaned out and ready for cabinets.
The washer and dryer are being delivered tomorrow. I’m pretty excited, even though it is just a washer and dryer. The laundry room is one of the few places in the house that is not getting anything done to it, at least for now.
I realized I haven’t shown an photos of the space, which is actually quite large. I’m not sure how I’m going to use the extra space, but for now I’ll be glad that I can wash our dirty rags without having to bring them back to my parent’s house.
I took two photos, one from each end of the room to get you an idea of the size.
I’m excited to have a big laundry room that is not a passthrough from the garage or in a basement! Sometimes it’s the little things.
Finally, I met someone here who loves furniture and house projects as much as I do. She’s already told me some of the best places to shop for used furniture and I can’t wait to check out the stores. Because you know… I’m always looking for another project to tackle.
This is part of our ongoing renovation project for our new home in Florida. Our goal is to be done by Thanksgiving or else. Follow the daily accounts of our real life during this DIY renovation process here.