We have worked our hands until they bled and our feet until they reached the point of amputation feeling like a better alternative to the pain. I'm talking some serious pain, guys. I am usually pretty tough cookie but this job got to me... bad! I think it was the serious pressure of having such a crazy time line and the feeling that there was absolutely no way in the world we would make it.
12 days ago we started with this
A 10 x 22 room that we tore out the room to the studs.
We scraped the ceilings to remove the popcorn circa 1976.
We rewired all the existing plugs and switches and added 4 new plugs for my computer, Sewing machine, iron and of course the hot glue gun!
We framed a new wall to divide the space
then installed 2 prehung doors.
We hung new drywall
and did a whole lotta muddin'
We added wiring in the ceiling to have an overhead light (A video of that would have definitely made $100,000 on America's Funniest Home Videos since we had about 10 inches to work with in the attic!)
We hung a ceiling fan.
We painted the walls. Let me give Valspar Signature Series a big high five!
We knocked out 400 nails from the existing crown and baseboards, filled holes, painted and re-cut to fit the new dimensions of the room.
After all that was done, we laid new eco-friendly laminate wood flooring. It is gorg! Another high five for laminate! So easy to install, so durable and looks great.
When did we finish all this? Last night! Today was the party so we had about 20 hours to relocate all the tools, trash, drywall dust, pressure wash the deck, blow the yard, bake a birthday cake, decorate for a party and be presentable for guests at 2:00. What time did I get out of the shower and ready? About 1:49. But we did it. I didn't even have time to take a picture before the room was transformed for the party.
I'll have to do that tomorrow when I clean up the mess.
Now I'm going to bed...