A recent blog comment from Jacci (who has a great blog about making her house a home) made me realize it had been quite a while since I mentioned our family room remodel… probably because we’d taken a bit of a break. After the drywall was up it seemed livable so we enjoyed that for a while.
But, recent plans to host Thanksgiving at our house as encouraged us to get going again. Alex mudded for a few days and then let me take over because he says I’m the professional (I mudded and sanded a house for a week with habitat for humanity. Probably 8 years ago. I’m totally a professional. Right.) Each day this week I’ve worked on mudding and sanding. I’ve quickly realized working on a remodel is tough, the new drywall doesn’t all lay flush with the 50-year-old drywall and it takes quite a while to get it looking smooth. Lots of thin layers really is the key.
Go back here if you’d like to remind yourself what it looked like at my last update, almost 2 months ago.
Here it is tonight:
I think another day or two* and we’ll be ready for primer. I can’t wait for the day that the shop vac and step stool aren’t family room furniture anymore.
*Okay, another day or two probably mean 2 weeks, because house project timelines always take at least 5 times as long as we think.