Our contractor and neighbor came on Friday and Saturday again this week so lots of progress was made!
Friday our contractor started stripping the archway in the livingroom. Even though there is no lead paint in this (we had everything tested so we know where the lead paint is – upstairs mostly), I wanted the fumes to be cleared out before Alex got home so this isn’t something I can do on a weekend when she’s here. The arch can’t be moved outside to get done
The back of the arch is just the top, we have to make sides for this part of the arch since it’s so narrow on this side.
And the front side, some great progress for one day!
Our neighbor worked on the front hallway, getting the ceiling and a few missing pieces of sheetrock filled in. The front hall is now ready to be taped/spackled!
Ceiling by the front door
Other part of the ceiling
Those bottom pieces on each side of opening were filled in Saturday morning after I wired up the last outlet there. Alex is mopping up for us Sunday night :)
On Saturday the sheetrocking continued, our contractor firred out the wall at the top of the stairs, outside the nursery so it is ready for sheetrock at some point (soon). Our neighbor started sheetrocking the diningroom and we got the outside wall of the diningroom ready to go too (baseboard removed and pipes cut out from radiator).
All ready for sheetrock!
Inside wall of diningroom is done! No more cold air coming up through that old chimney causeway. We left it so the sheetrock only has a screw in each corner and can easily be removed to finish plumbing etc later. But it’s closed up to make the room warmer for now!
We can finish one side of the diningroom without interfering with plumbing so they got sheetrock up on the first ceiling section.
On Sunday, Ryan installed the vanity in the bathroom so it’s all ready for Jason to finish up the plumbing this week hopefully!
Another view now that the light switch covers are all installed.
I didn’t get a picture but Saturday during naptime I got the crown molding in the kitchen all caulked and holes filled, ready to get sanded and primed! I also finished up the electrical in the diningroom Saturday so sheetrocking could commence. It was a great progress weekend and we mostly relaxed on Sunday with Alex. I cleaned Sunday and then let Alex continue to ‘mop’ after I got everything cleaned up. We get to use the house for a week and then it gets dirty Friday/Saturday and I clean on Sunday. But progress is being made and I’m NOT complaining!
Next weekend will be interesting, we may have them attempt to sheetrock the ceiling above the stairs! That one project is definitely stressing us out a bit so that would be great to get done.