Since I have so many pictures, I will be posting on Mondays and Thursdays for now. Today I will share our dining area floor and getting rid of the brick wall pictures:).
Mike and I want to make all floors, ceilings and walls uniform in the house. Right now it's all mismatched like things were added on but not done the right way. So Mike and I are going to fix what we can.
Here is an easy job…taking up the dining room floor. Yes it is shiny and something we might have picked in the past but it is a cleaning nightmare…as you can see(that was just mopped):
Mike starts by taking out the trim:
I'm unlocking the floor:
This was some pretty cool floor. It actually came in different lengths with all the click lock ends. This allowed a random installation without having to make a ton of cuts. We have never seen a laminate floor like that before.
Floor is up and Mike takes out more trim:
All cleaned up…not to add drywall to the brick wall or leave it alone. To do that we have to take out all the trim around all windows and doors. We may put this off for now and just repaint…we'll see:
Now we have carpets in the bedrooms, tile in the bathrooms, terrazzo in only the kitchen and living room, raw concrete in the dining room and in the sunken hallway we have old tile. Mike and I need to make decisions on how to make the main flooring consistent in this house.
Now to get started on covering the ugly red brick. First we have to get the wood out of the ceiling where the old brick wall met the ceiling. Mike uses a hammer and small crowbar to get it out. Asa usual it is not an easy task. First he had to cut through the ceiling with a sawsall to get it loose…then the crowbar:
Just more drywall repair…ugh!
Time to build the frame to hold hold the drywall:
Getting the first frame up on the brick wall:
Mike nailing the studs in:
Side wall frame is done now for the fireplace side:
Oh..we decided to keep the fireplace:
First piece of drywall going up. This time we bought the light weight stuff:)
Almsot all the brick is gone. At some point we will trim out the fireplace to make it pretty:
Time for the kitchen side of the brick. This side is easier since the brick is smooth so we don't have to build a wall. Mike uses adhesive glue and applies it directly to the brick:
Once we ge the bottom sheet in place he makes some pilot holes and then screws in concrete screws to help hold the wall up:
Adding the top wall:
Mike's box for the AC filter. Since we ran out of 2x4' we had to steal a painted one form one of our shelves, lol:
Last piece of big drywall going up:
Cutting the box out of the drywall…it was easier doing it on the wall:
New wall from the kitchen side:
And the living room side. How do you like our big box, lol?
Next up…more drywall to add, then taping, spackling, sanding and repeat. Yuck. We are thinking of doing either tile or stone around the fireplace insert. That will come as we get closer to making decorating choices.
That's all for now. I will post again on Thursday. Time to go make more decisions and work,