We are were coming right along with this remodeling project.
Paneling off, and dry wall put up around the alcove:
The brick behind where the piano was is covered, and mostly ready for paint:
The carpet has been torn out, the walls were ready for the painter/drywall guys.
But unfortunately, there have been just a few ripples in the road:
These “headers” aren’t even nailed in. If you grab the middle piece at the corner, it will come right off in your hand.
We finally got things under control, the dry wall installed and the ceiling painted.
When I came downstairs this morning, this is what I found!
Tonight, our painter told us that in the 24 years that he has been painting, he has NEVER had a ceiling act like this one. Nothing will stick to the dry wall that is on the ceiling! They painted on Friday. After they left, patches started falling off. Monday, he came in, scraped off around the areas that had fallen off, put on new “popcorn” stipple, and it looked wonderful. After he left last night, it started falling off again. This morning he came in, scraped off all the old stipple and attempted to put on a layer of primer paint (which, he earnestly asserts, had never been done). The primer paint fell off, too. So they are busy skim coating it with “mud” and will attempt to put a textured ceiling up tomorrow.
And poor John, our carpenter. He showed up this morning, full of smiles and with his teenage son, and they were going to install the windows, the door, and begin the trim work. I was gone ALL day with my Sweet Mama and Middle Daughter, but when I came home, there was one window in that looked “right” enough to say that it was at least “coming along” —
And the other one:
I guess the opening wasn’t “square” and when they put it in, it was “torqued” just enough to break the large window pane. I didn’t witness this, but I understand he wasn’t very happy when he decided to call it a day and go home.
The garage is rather full of trim pieces that we’ve been staining and varnishing, but they don’t want to dry.
The carpet is back-ordered, and they aren’t sure when it can be installed.
Most of the curtains are also “back ordered!”.
Our sons and their wives are coming in about 10 days. Our carpenters think we will be done.
I’m not so sure, but I’m hopeful!