Tuesday, October 18, 2011

WEEK 21 Remodel a House and Don’t Divorce or Die Doing It.

10 Oct thru 16 Oct
It’s 18 Days now until our Furniture and belongings show up..  Oh please let us be done…
As usual I seem to start my day off cleaning.  go figure.  Another wash down for the Master Bathroom.  Getting the haze off the tiles is a pain.
Since it’s a holiday George is home and is tackling the last of the sub flooring.  Yeah !!!




Now that the Bathroom is clean I can go ahead and put the first coat of Gloss on the new Ceiling.


George muds the drywall seams.
Since we used pine wood planks on the ceiling and painted it, all the knot holes show very clearly.  It may be a little more rustic looking than I want. 

After the coat of gloss on the ceiling I give the corner molding pieces that George primed a gloss coat.


and then paint more baseboard and ceiling molding..I look like I have been dragged through a hedge backwards in this pic..

George puts the finishing drywall on the outside of the Master Bathroom Shower ceiling.

He then installs slats and starts putting up the new wood ceiling for the shower.


We have had a little bit of rain over the last week and since our yard is a construction site the dirt turned into a pile of mud.  That mud ended up being dragged back and forth between the house and the cabin.  So I got up today and started my usual Cinderella task..CLEANING…


I built a little pathway to the cabin with some old pallets that were lying in the yard
George came home and put the rest of the concrete board around the shower. 


I then installed the glass tile surround.

We also finish the tiles in the Guest Bathroom shower..George cut and I installed.  He also smoothed out the mud on the walls.

I
Spent the day grouting the guest shower and floor.




I decided I didn’t want the rustic look on our bathroom ceiling so George filled in all the knotty holes when he got home with some wood filler.  I guess that means I will be painting it over again…grrr
Today is Thursday and George has taken the day off.  We need to get as much done as possible since our time having an empty house to work in is dwindling.
We jump in and start another ceiling.  The guest bathroom.

I am on Donkey work duty again..lol
Ceiling complete and looking good.. 

Then onto the Guest Bathroom Shower ceiling

Shower ceiling done..wow we definitely have a fire lit under our buttocks
In the afternoon we focus our attention to the ceiling molding in the hallway

The corner pieces go up first.

Then the actual molding
Now things were going along at a steady pace and we used up all the ceiling molding and started to install the baseboard corners and molding.  We got a few on and then next thing I hear is
“ Oh Shit” 
I whip round to see that George has drove a nail through his middle finger knuckle. 

First thought of mine..”Oh Shit”
Second Thought…”I need a picture of that”
Again I am not quick enough to grab the camera.  George has the nail pulled out from his finger in a flash…
Third thought..”Dam too slow again Jackie, would have made a great pic”
Fourth Thought..” Holy Smoke, there is blood, Do you need to go to the hospital”
Fifth Thought ..” Oh crap I think I am going to vomit”  and it never even happened to me.
Now I know some may think I am heartless but I did notice he had turned chalked white, so I got him to sit down and brought him a cup of water.
Sorry I only got a pic of the nail and the scene of the crime.
The nail
The Gun..medium size

 
The scene of the crime.  There is some blood on the floor
George had a meeting to go to so he was pretty much done for the day.  So glad the accident happened late in the afternoon and not first thing in the morning.  I bet he was wishing he went to work today..
Now since I was not injured I trooped on myself.  Remember our new ceiling that George filled in the knots with wood filler.


I will have to repaint this mess..sigh… unfortunately not tonight since I can’t get the Primer paint open..
So I will wash down the guest bathroom tiles



Called it a night around 8pm when George got home from his meeting with some food for me…
Woke up today and I think George is feeling bad for me.  He told me to go out and do something because I have been working at the house and have never left in a week.  He says at least he get’s to go to work, which gives him a break from the house.  I need to go out for paint so off I go.  I go to Target first, Kirkland's, Bed Bath and Beyond, Ross and finally Home Depot.
It seems to take me forever to pick the bathroom paint but I eventually make a decision.  I knew what colors I wanted, it was the shade that was so hard to pick…
I primed the shower ceiling when I got home and George got most of the drywall up in the Powder Room










Holy Smoke it is the weekend again.  Here is George’s lovely mess he left after washing/smoothing down the drywall mud in the Master Bathroom


So once again Cinders gets out her bucket and sponge and done some clean up so I could get to work.
What am I doing today..
I am painting the walls  …..This is exciting for me.
Paint for Master Bathroom


   
Time to ROLL !!!!



            
All done
Time to put some color on the Guest Room Bathroom



       
Blank Canvas to start

Love the color although it looks orange in the pics.  It is a rich terracotta color




    
George was busy putting mud on the seams of drywall in the powder room
Finishing putting the drywall in the closet
We close up the house and go and take a nap in the cabin.
When we wake up a few hours later we head back over and decide to knock out the new ceiling in my office…
The ceiling at some point had been paint with a yucky gloss that had sand mixed in it.

Solution, cover it with wood…George marks out the joists

Then once again he measured and nailed.
I on the other hand was up and down a ladder like a yo-yo again, cutting and holding

and nailing planks… George    also whacked my head with a few planks that he said he accidently dropped…I am beginning to wonder..

Ceiling done..whoop time to call it a night..


George’s little ole pencil is nearly done !!!
Well I have learned my lesson on going up and down a ladder.  George is on his own today.  He can finish the ceilings himself… he works on the Powder room first

He has to do all his own cutting
He has survived and finished one ceiling only two more to go
I work on painting more molding…

Then it is on to give the Master ceiling a coat of gloss to cover the wood filler.

  
George finishes the laundry Ceiling
Before
After

  
He then finished the closet
Before

  
After
I sealed the grout on part of the Master Bathroom tile in preparation of the installation of the bathtub



     
We finished off the day by wrapping up the family room, powder room, laundry, office and closet.  Painting starts in these rooms tomorrow..






         
had to go to the cabin for plates..George made spaghetti for dinner..
and no night would be complete without a visit from my furry friend..The Raccoon..!!!!
I think he needs a name…What do you think I should call him?
What I have learned this week
My husband is a messy worker..just call me Cinderella.
George’s accident could have been worse.
He could have nailed his hand to the wall, I would have fainted and whacked my head
And the two of us could have been taken to hospital…
My Raccoon needs a Name…
Until next time
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Jackie D Winking smile

4 comments:

George said...

Withou Jackie guiding me through the challenges of measuring and placing things in the right place, we would never be where are today; almost done. Thanks babe. George

George said...

I think it's time to come clean. I've read this blog for 21 weeks and am always pleased when Jackie mentions my efforts and praises our work. The truth of the matter is that no one mentions her efforts or praises her work and she does deserve it. She is the project manager and I mean that in the strongest of terms (manager). The problem is, I don't always listen as I should and it keeps biting me in the butt. Just last night I realized that not listening to her three months ago will require another generation of the master bathrom wall to be constructed/modified befroe the sinks go in. If only I had listened!!! Now I need to move the electrical connections, re-run the plumbing and build a base for the sinks. There goes another whole day; all becasue I didn't listen. When will I learn? Well babe, there are a few more of these that you haven't uncovered yet and I will get to them ASAP and try to cover them up like all good men would do before you discover my mistakes/versions of completness. I love you and thank you for all the times you saved me from myself. I knwo it's a full time job.
Love
George

DIY Addict said...

wow, such a sweet and lovely couple :D Oh my! you have done a lot of things by yourselves. I cannot wait to see the before and afters of your home.

Tina Duncan said...

It is looking great! Can't wait to see it in person!