Aimee, Jason and little Jason welcomed little Madelyn to the family last friday! Alex and I drove down for 5 days in CT to hang out with little Jason and make the time that Aimee and Jason were in the hospital a little easier on him (Alex is a fun distraction). Little Jason did great, he missed his parents but had lots of fun with his cousin, grandma and auntie Cole Baby Maddy is doing great, she was a bit early so she stayed at the hospital when Aimee came home but we have high hopes that she can maybe come home by next week??
In the meantime, Ryan stayed home (he had to work) and worked on the house over the weekend, our contractor and neighbor came for the whole weekend so when I got home Tuesday night I had a LOT to see! Let’s start with the diningroom:
First up, the drywall is temporarily hung in the second half of the ceiling now, we will remove it to finish plumbing but for now it will look a bit nicer to have it up.
Ceiling sheetrocked in diningroom
The chair rail and baseboard cap was installed ALL the way around the diningroom and livingroom. The one small section in the diningroom that has to remain unfinished (for plumbing) has none but it’s behind our hutch.
Chair rail and baseboards!
Also notice the walls are primed in here – our neighbor sanded and primed the diningroom (or the section we are finishing anyway) on friday!
The wainscoting – oh wow – so the livingroom is completely done, the diningroom they ran out of the trim for this so there are 2 small boxes left but here’s a view of the diningroom side of knee-walls.
The left one isn’t done, and there will be one on the left of the built-ins.
And on to the livingroom:
First up the cupola – baseboard cap and chair rail done!
And check out these knee walls, the posts are mostly done (they will have trim at the top and bottom but that’s waiting until I finish the oak parts). The quarter round and filler blocks are installed so they match our porch columns! The wainscoting is done:
Just needs some paint!
Another view, wainscoting is done on that back wall too!
And a view of the front section of the livingroom – also finished
These pictures were from Tuesday night, i really should take new ones now that I’ve cleaned and moved stuff but we’ll be painting this weekend so more pictures will be posted after that.
Note the livingroom was also sanded (what was left to sand) and primed!
The front hallway was sanded and primed too!
Entryway ready for trim!
The first story of the stairs is primed too
The rest of the front hallway primed
So exciting! Now we have a lot of holes to fill, some caulk, lots of sanding and priming of trim! Then painting of walls to do! This weekend we’ll get to work on that prep work and painting. I’m hoping our neighbor can come and finish spackling upstairs, including the linen closet, get that sanded and primed soon too. He can also do some prep on the trim with us.
Just 2 weekends to work until the party! Plus i need to make time to go down and see little Maddy when she comes home from the hospital! So much to do!