Nuts. I’m sure we did things unconventional, but like always–we do what works for us. “Us” being I man and one relatively weak-sauce woman. So first we propped the sheetrock up on some scrap wood until it was the same height as the adjacent wall. This was especially helpful to me–holder of the drywall. It saved me the stress and muscle to have to hold the board up at the right height, and I focused on keeping it nice and close to the studs while Chris hammered it in place. And then we cut it.
Is that backwards? Maybe. But it made for a perfect fit around the step-pattern shape we got going on. And the rest, we just slid back and secured in its place.
Tuesday night wasn’t that fun. Drywalling in general? I’m not a big fan. Last night was more fun. I like spackling! I have filled in small nail holes before, but never taped new walls–so I went to YouTube and searched for a tutorial. This one was so helpful:
I was planning on doing a tutorial myself, but I am not sure I am qualified yet. Maybe the next wall we knock down and rebuild. ;) While I was busy taping and spackling some joint compound on the walls…
Chris also finished installing more drywall and started building the small wall that will house more foundation and be the platform for another bookcase on the other side of the door. And then we have to drywall and spackle that up. Needless to say, I won’t be painting today like I thought I would. Even though I feel behind, we’re way ahead of our end-of-March deadline. Like….WAY ahead. But you wouldn’t be able to tell that from the sight this morning–
Slim wall not quite framed out with no drywall yet:
Just enough of the tile came up to where we could work on the sides of the future bookcases:
These walls need another coat of joint compound…or two:
And there is dust. Everywhere!
We are happy to have (most of) the walls up. By the end of next week, we plan on having all the dirty work done. As in, recessed lighting in (which we are doing ourselves–it’ll be an adventure), bookcases up, window cut out, the carpet installed and the decorating started. It may be a mess now, but we’re holding on to the vision and the promise of a major veg session when we’re done. Hope you’ll tag along for the ride.