Sunday, May 15, 2011

Week 26: Drywall

I worked on the drywall this week, putting on corner layers and then floating out the mud build-up from the corners. While I did this, I put a thin layer over most of the walls to make a sort of rough plaster finish. I didn't want a spray type of texture, I really wanted it to have a smooth look like plaster. I still need to do a final sanding before I prime and paint it, but it looks great.
I also primed the front of the front door because rain was expected this past Wednesday.

Week 25: Vacation!

Stephen got his vacation this week! We put in the last piece of drywall on the bathroom wall, built the stairs, finished the siding and exterior trim with a boom lift, and put in the well. We also built little concrete slabs for the well and the front door. Stephen put in a front door, as well. It is a nine-light all wood door, with some old, real wrought iron Arts and Crafts Colonial Revival hardware, with the help of his stepdad. At the same time, Stephen's mom and I did a layer of mud on the drywall tape and screws.