Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We've Got Some Catching Up To Do

Well, it seems as though being sick with mono is the best way to keep me from living any semblance of a normal life.  Yep, I have been sick for quite some time now it seems and it has kept me out of work and from doing much of anything around the house, except of course, holding the couch down. 

I am finally beginning to feel a little more like myself, and can now continue to share with you the journey of our little nest.  

Where did we leave off?   

Oh, right, sheetrock.

Yea, that's thrilling right? 

Well, not really.

Here's what our house looked like during that process.  It was pretty much a mess.  We had to sheetrock the wall behind the television. Remember, that was our old wood paneled den wall? Then, the column and the beams also needed a good dose of some sheetrock.  

Once we finished up sheet rocking everything, it was time for my favorite part!  Icing our house!

Yes, I know it sounds weird, but there is something that I just loved about mudding our newly sheet rocked walls. I don't know if it's the wannabe Food Network chef/baker that makes me love it so, but I do, I just love it.  

With mud and trowel in hand I was happy to spend all day icing our house. 

Don't be confused by my serious face. I really was enjoying myself. But, I was intensely working on getting that column perfect.  And, let me tell you it wasn't easy, and well, still probably isn't perfect.

[On a side note, check out that awesome couch behind me. That couch belonged to Alan's parents when they were first married and then Alan took it to college with him and then, it came with him to our house. Let's just say, that is THE most comfortable couch you will ever sit on, well, actually it sleeps much better than it sits.  Many a naps have been taken on that bad boy.  As long as Alan has had the couch it has sported a neutral slipcover, so the original upholstery rarely gets to shine in all it's glory.  We have considered getting it reupholstered because you just can't find comfort like that in a new couch these days, and well, that's where Alan proposed to me.  Yep, right there, on the very couch we shared our first kiss.  A lot of really great memories are wrapped up in that ol' thing.  Many Braves games and really great movies were watched from that couch, along with really great times with friends doing whatever we did in college...right.  having fun.  Well, now that we've gone down memory lane.  There are many more memories associated with that couch than I realized before I started on that tangent.  Now back to the regularly scheduled program.]

Well, after mudding comes sanding, and if you thought the house looked bad during the sheetrock process. Just wait for the sanding process. There was a lot of mudding, letting the mud dry, and sanding, again and again, until it was perfect.
This is what it looked like after Alan sanded. Dust. Literally. Everywhere. 

And, there's me, still working on that column.  I was determined. 

After most all of the sheetrock, mudding, sanding, mudding, and more sanding was done, the space is starting to come together quite nicely. 

Next up, new flooring goes down, and maybe I will share some other fun fall projects I am currently working on! 


  1. So glad you're feeling better and back to blogging, I've missed all the updates and cute antedotes. WELCOME BACK !!!!

  2. Glad you are feeling better! I enjoy following your renovations and really would love to see your house. We'll be in Boston the weekend of the Mini-Marathon. Maybe we'll see ya'll and can drive over and see your house.

  3. Y'all are so ambitious!!! Bo and I were that way in the beginning too. Now we just pay others to do it so we can chase the kids!!!

  4. Eileen, we would love for you guys to stop by if we're home. We haven't yet decided what we're doing this weekend. We might walk in Boston, go fishing if the seas are good, or we might spend the day installing floors.