I had a very productive weekend and I had to decide which day to post about first – the house won! That just means that for you quilters out there that want to see the fabulous quilts my students had in Saturday’s workshop will have to stay tuned!
The last post I shared regarding the house was insulation related (you all weren’t too excited about that one!) When we were there last weekend they were putting up the sheet rock, we took photos but they are on hubby’s camera and he has not downloaded them yet – so you won’t be subjected to before and after photos on those.
I would like to mention how fun it was to watch the sheet rock guys work, there were 4 of them and 2 of them were a TEAM – they were hanging the upper half of the walls and the ceilings and they have the process nailed down to a science. We have ceilings that are 10′ and 11′ so the normal extenders weren’t quite enough – so what do they do? They attached those to mud buckets and added almost 2′ to their height! They worked about 5 hours while we were there and had probably 70% of the house done. they finished on Monday, then the guys that tape and float showed up for a day or so, they add the rounded corners too!
Saturday the texture team was there. We chose a texture called “Monterrey Drag”. When we showed up Sunday morning the texture was all done! They are really FAST! They use a lot of water when doing the texture so the inside of the house was pretty humid, but that did not stop me from wandering around. We also took measurements so we can start working on our closet and pantry build-outs. I have a pretty good idea what I want and to have the builder do this as all custom was going to get a little too pricey for my beer budget! Thankfully hubby is very handy and will actually enjoy doing this for our new home. We currently use some Akurum systems from Ikea in our pantry and I LOVE them! So after working around the site for a few hours we headed to Ikea to get cut-sheets for various systems they sell for closets and kitchens.
And now a tour of the house with SHEETROCK and TEXTURE!
Things are moving very quickly at Cordeeaiybray and it is so exciting (and SCARY!)
May all your projects bring you happiness and satisfaction!