Good morning everyone. It's time for another update in the Mike and Lisa world…and Niki too:)
Before I start I wanted to share some comments we got from our last post. We love hearing all of your comments, ideas and suggestions:)
bridgerider-"Love how efficient you both are at so many different tasks! That tile you're trying to get off reminds me of the tile in my grade school bathrooms. Good luck with that - can't wait to see what your creativity brings out!"
Thank you. Funny…I saw the color of paint underneath the wall color. It is that pastel blue that reminded me of the walls in my elementary school. Remember those pale yellow, pink, blue and green walls from school?
Ultrarunner-"Out of everything I admire from following your projects... one thing stands out the most.
You and Mike are a team and think nothing of rolling up your sleeves and getting it done.
Had a teacher once that said nothing happens until something moves... baby steps or big steps... just keep stepping!"
Smart teacher. Nothing gets done if you don't move;)
HDL-"<<<<I'M TOTALLY JEALOUS>>>
Yeah, I said it! You're making the rest of us look bad :eek:!!! Cut that out!!! Every time I look at the pics I wonder how you two know so much about so many different aspects of building/remodeling a home? I've never seen so much talent before. Normally the folks that I've known or met in construction specialize in one or two trades. But not you two show-offs. Hehehe....LOL. Okay, carry on. I just had to get that off my chest."
Ha…aww…you're nice. We are very lucky that Mike knows so much. I have learned a lot but still tag along for the ride most of the time;) We do work well together and Mike likes it that I just jump in with him and don't wait for direction.
I think Mike wants to see how much we can get done without any help this time;)
And now for today's update…...
When we get tired of the inside work we pop outside for a change of pace, lol. We got rid of the plants that were here and I started taking up the mulch. After I shoveled up about 5 buckets I realized that I should probably keep the rest in case it rains. Without any gutters on the house any rain that hits the dirt will just splash back on the house. Eventually Mike and I plan on adding pavers here for the new entrance area.
Raking the mulch back over the dirt:
Time to take these plants out. We offered the plants to our neighbors but so far no one has come to get them:
I got most of them out. Thankfully these are easy to get out:)
Cleaned up for now. This section will eventually be our new parking area for the new driveway:
OK time to get back inside. Mike and I have made numerous trips to Lowes and Home Depot for supplies. Hopefully this is the last of the drywall.
It's time to work on the bay window area. Someone had mentioned taking the whole thing out which I think would be just about impossible with the way this house is built. So we are doing what we think is the next best thing. Make it look better:)
Mike lays out a piece of drywall to get the angle measurements:
Getting the angles measured. I'm so glad Mike is good at this. I would be turning things over and over or I would have to get a piece of paper to make a template. I am not mechanical at all, lol.
So while Mike works on that I start some drywall patching. This kitchen wall is ugly….I know it will be covered with cabinets but I can't stand knowing how bad it is. I sanded it down first and then I mixed up some of the powdered compound mix and get busy covering the ugly and bumpy:
After I worked on the kitchen wall I walked around and filled in whatever needed filling:
Mike has the cuts finished. Now it's time to get the drywall on the old bathroom tile. He adds the adhesive:
The fist piece is up. Time to pre drill some holes and get a few screws in:
Gluing the top:
And fitting in the last piece….ah much better:)
I have moved onto the ugly work…sanding:
And the clean up…I cannot wait until the messy jobs are over with:
Mike adding another strip of drywall in the hallway:
And adding drywall compound to the new bay window area:
Corner bead going on:
I know…this was not overly exciting but that's how some parts of remodeling goes, lol. There are a lot of tedious jobs to make the whole job complete.
That's all for now. Mike and I need to go shopping today for some finished products:)
Have a great weekend and I will post again on Monday.