Saturday, November 12, 2016
After pulling up the floor, taking the ceiling down to plaster, pulling down the paneling and removing wallpaper, we started to put the room back together.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Like I said previously, we had planned on leaving the paneling on the walls. But we needed to clean up the corners around the room to properly install the future crown molding and paint the ceiling. As my dad and I were doing this clean up, we realized there were several layers of wallpaper behind the paneling.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
During our honeymoon in 2010, part of the drop ceiling fell. We've known since then that the drop ceiling either needed to be replaced or removed. So, that was on our list. What we didn't realize was that the paneling on the walls stopped at the drop ceiling and did not extend to the actual ceiling. So, we needed a plan. Our plan was to paint the paneling, install crown molding, and paint the ceiling.
Monday, November 7, 2016
The living room. It's where we LIVE, right? It's where we spend time when we're not in the kitchen or sleeping or working. It's where the TV is, where the dog waits for us to get home, where family gathers, where spies plant bugs in remote controls. Ok, maybe not that last one. I've been watching too much Burn Notice. First, we attacked the floor.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
After much patching, we painted. I also pulled out the ugly brown carpet and installed vinyl flooring. If I was ever asked "Chelsea, what kind of flooring do you recommend for a DIY install?" My answer would be: vinyl.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Thursday, November 3, 2016
The fourth bedroom, or what we call our office, just needed the ceiling fixed. So, we bought matching tiles, same brand and everything, and figured we'd replace the few tiles that needed it. Boy, we were wrong.