Tuesday, October 8, 2013

drywall sheetrock wallboard gypsum

Now...say the title of this post like this:

"Gunter Glieben Glauchen Globen."

It's the SheetRock of Ages.

And it's up.  And taped.  And mudded.  And sanded.

Great.  That means I now have about 20 gallons of primer and paint to apply.

It's been a completely boring week though, and the pictures are pretty much just...well...boring drywall.

And that's a total excuse for my being a complete blogging slacker the past week.

 Here's a ceiling shot in the kitchen.  Like all my holes?
Me too.  Lots of can lights.

Phil's Closet (snigger):

Looking into our bathroom (doesn't everyone keep their toilet inside their bathtub?):

Piano Room (see the piano on the floor?):

The boys hard at work:

Work, work, work:

Now they're just showing off:

The garage (we hired his part out):

Some taping in Bedroom #2 (we hired out the finish work as well):

Taping in the kitchen/dining:

Taping in the piano room.  Something ate my piano.

Looking into the foyer at the front door:

My boudoir:


Yes.  I realize there's a big, fat window in my closet.  The front of the house would have looked dumb as hell had we not put that window there.

 All the finish work is, well, finished.  I'll get some pics up pretty soon.
Maybe even with some paint.

I wanted a smooth finish on the ceiling and they used this cool stuff called Tuff Hide.  It finishes the ceiling in a bright white, flat finish.  No need to paint, but it's ready for paint if we choose to paint.

You must choose, but choose wisely.

I choose not to.


  1. Wow. Do you guys work around the clock? This house is looking amazing! And, seriously? A piano room? How fancy is that. :) I still remember when you were just waiting... and waiting to dig the first hole (darn rainy Spring!)... and now, wow, just WOW! :)

  2. How sad is it that I knew the song as soon as I read your facebook post? Now I will have this song stuck in my head all night...thank you. ;) It looks great Andi, but everyone is fully clothed...what happened. Maybe the roof should be inspected or something! lol I am having so much fun watching you build your house, and very glad that I don't have to do the work!

  3. You guys are rocking it, that's seriously hard work, I'm surprised you have the energy to type a post. Lol at Philly wardrobe, you'll be putting in quite the show each morning choosing your attire, the neighbours can walk by with score cards on your outfit LOL. Actually I'm jealous my wardrobe is so dark I need the light on to find anything in there.

  4. Sheet rock is a total boring pain! I think the whole mudding taping thing is a lot harder than it looks and after trying it once, I decided that it's something you pay people to do! I like that you have a window in your closet...why not?

  5. Now THAT song I'm familiar with! Teenagers during the Def Leppard time, you know. But I've apparently always had trouble with my hearing and never could understand all the words, so your little videos are so nice for me cuz the words are there! Even as boring as you think your pics are, with music like that....hey, I'm jammin'! Besides there were some fairly good butt shots, so I'd give this post a solid A! Dona

    1. We must be the same age...I totally came of age in the 80s! :)

  6. your neighbors are going to get a show every day woooohoooo andi!

    our mudding took FOREVER. in fact, it held us up a month. a whole month. ugh, i am still cranky about it. Anyway...I am so glad you didn't have that problem and it happened quick and you are ready to paint sister! will you share your paint color choices?

  7. That looks like a pretty fantastic bathtub AND windowed closet. *high five*

  8. ohhhh sheet rock is exciting, what are you talking about. I love a window in the closet.

  9. That is a great looking house--spacious. I like the idea of a closet with a window. BUT, the sunlight will make the clothing fade. Keep it dark in there no matter what it looks like from the outside.

    1. Yep, will definitely have that window covered!!

  10. Hmmmm....I always thought it was ooben, eeben, lawben, loben. Dangit.

  11. I see lots of sore feet in your future from having to run from one side of a room to another. Good Lard woman! You've got room for a dancehall in there! Take a little advice and DO NOT fill it full of furniture. After banging into tables and doorknobs all my life, I LOVE having a spacious FLOOR. It makes cleaning so much easier.

    Oh, wait a minute...this is YOUR house. Fill it up!!!! Just leave a path so you can SLIDE into the kitchen from the front door.

  12. Oooh, Def Leppard.
    I have a window in my closet for that same reason...and then the builder put a rod across it. I don't even know it's there until I open it up in the winter to air it out. You have a better plan.

  13. Well, I am loving the music you put on here for my reading pleasure. :D I am so impressed by the progress. I would like to know two things; is everything still going well with the buyers of your old place, and will we be able to see you in your painter garb with respirator on and paint gun in hand? :) Inquiring minds want to know.

  14. And all the girlies say he's pretty fly for a white guy. Sounds more like Offspring to me.

  15. drywalling is a beast...the taping and mudding...which you are probably glad to hire that part out :)

  16. It does look like a house! Believe after re-doing all the walls downstairs in the cottage, I know how exciting it is when the taping gets done. And the piano room? How very Beth March of you! Love it!

  17. Wow Andi, I love what you've done with the place. Throw a few glitter pumpkins around and you could have called this your fall home tour!

  18. I have closet envy...and I don't mean Phils closet....I have to ask if you are a bit of an exhibitionist with that ginormous window????? I am definitely looking into this special primer you cheered about. It sounds like something I could definitely use after I've been handed some mud and tape.

  19. You only have yourself to blame for this....GIVE IT TO ME BABY!! Uh huh Uh huh!!! GIVE IT TO ME BABY!!! Uh huh Uh huh. :) GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!

  20. and all the girlies say he's pretty fly FOR A WHITE GUY.

  21. I am amazed at the progress of your house!! Do you have a move in date yet? BTW my husband and I use to own a music store, Mirabelli's Music City in Reno NV, it's where we fell in love!! Hope your having a great weekend!


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