ceiling

RELOCATING THE ATTIC ACCESS

RELOCATING THE ATTIC ACCESS

Everyone aboard the time machine! Buried in the land of pre-baby draft posts, I found this little gem of dust and debris and necessary roughness. There was no text, only these before and during photos. No after photos either, so I’ll have to run and […]

DRYWALL, EASIER SAID THAN DONE

DRYWALL, EASIER SAID THAN DONE

Drywall, sheetrock, tom-A-to, tom-AH-to. I’m from the Midwest so I’m going with drywall, and it was a nightmare. On TV, it always looks so simple, casually mentioned post commercial break. And our drywaller, he promised to do the entire kitchen and basement in 4 days. […]

It best come down – Part Two

It best come down – Part Two

Once we got the ceiling down, it was time to evaluate. If these walls could talk, they would have many tales of hack jobs, making do and downright get ‘er done. I felt sad for my rafters and walls. They are old and there was […]

The Great Ceiling Cleanse

The Great Ceiling Cleanse

The second major endeavor before moving in was to tackle the ceiling. I had never seen popcorn quite like this, so thick, so very dirty. It gave me the creeps and I could not imagine sleeping underneath it, anticipating what-have-you sprinkling down over my pillow […]