Sunday, May 4, 2008

Living Room Progress

I've had some extra time to work on the house lately since I am currently unemployed. So the up-side is that we are making some serious progress, the down-side of the situation doesn't really need to be explained.

I spent most of the last week touching up the drywall in the living room, mudding and sanding, over and over. Now we have primed the entire room and given the walls the first coat of Martha Stewart "Cake Stand Blue".

Here is what it is supposed to look like:

We picked the color out last year, and when I looked at it again I decided I hated it. I don't hate it anymore, but I don't love it. I think it will work, and Michael really really likes it. It's hard to choose a color for such a big room.

Anyway, here are some photos of our progess this week:

Fun times sanding drywall.

Michael getting ready to prime the ceiling.

It's finally starting to look like a room, not just a collection of drywall. The color is only on the walls in the last photo, but it didn't show up very well as it's only one coat and lighting wasn't great. It's all very exciting and rewarding. I can't wait to finish it up and start moving in to it, it will really make a huge change in the whole dynamic of the house as we will have a dining room once we aren't using it for a living room anymore, and the ktichen will be much more spacious without the dining room table in it.

Hopefully we will have some new and exciting photos soon.


Kristen said...

Awesome! They're so fabulously smooth. I love your windows, too. How do you guys handle the sanding? Just suck it up and deal with it?

Hallie&Joe said...

We are looking forward to some serious sanding and taping this month. Your room is really really inspiring! Congrats.