Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Home Renovation: Progress Update #2

Hi friends, and happy almost Thanksgiving!! I know Justin & I are looking forward to a few days off of work and the remodel, so Thanksgiving couldn't come soon enough.

We're seven weeks into our master suite remodel and we're doing good!  We're behind schedule by about four weeks at this point, but that was a conscious decision that we made. We felt like we were pushing ourselves too hard. For the first three weeks, we were putting in 4-5 hours of remodel work after 8 hours of real work each day and we were completely drained. So, we needed to slow down and let ourselves rest a little bit each night. Our new plan is 3 hours of remodel work each day after 8 hours of real work. :)

Since our last progress update, we've made it a really long ways. We no longer have a 'Dexter Room', but now have real walls up and insulation to keep our house warm in the 18 degree temperature we've been having. And as a refresher, here's our overall plan, the master bedroom mood board and the master bathroom mood board.

So here's what we've done:

We decided to work on only the bedroom for a while so we can get moved back in and out of the guest room. Then once we finish that up, we'll move onto the closet and master bathroom!! So everything below is Master Bedroom only. 

We've installed the wall insulation throughout all rooms & covered in poly (aka. plastic sheeting).

Putting in Insulation

We put up the Sheetrock, and I finally got to help more than just watching!

Putting up Sheet Rock

We mudded, and mudded, and mudded for days. Seriously, this process takes forever.... And although I'm not pictured, I definitely helped. Way too much work for one man.

Mudding the Walls

After mudding for days, we sanded it all down nice and smooth. 

Sanding the Mud

And this is what we looked like after. We only got a little bit on ourselves.

What a mess

We "installed" blown-in insulation in the attic, which was actually kind of fun!

Blowing In Insulation

I sprayed primer on the walls with our handy-dandy new paint sprayer.

Spraying Primer

And Justin started building the trim for our windows.

DIY Window Trim
Trimming Windows

And lastly, I've started playing with some paint samples. What do you think? Gray, gray or gray?

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And that's it!! That's four weeks of "after hours" work. Next up is finishing the Master Bedroom trim & painting. Then moving onto the closet and Master Bath. Can't wait!!

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  1. Nicely done! You two definitely deserve a break and a newly remodeled room once it's complete.

  2. WOW! real nice progress! You have to be tired! Can't wait to see more...and I'm loving the gray paint colors! Can't go wrong with gray.


  3. It's going to feel so good when it's all done. It took us two years to complete our master bedroom (still have some work to do) but we are finally moved in. Our bedroom is a dark ash color...also grey. We absolutely love it!

  4. Look at you go with the drill and sanding a real DIY girl :) Its coming together nicely Im sure once its all done youll look back at all the work and smile!

  5. You've made SO much progress! You definitely deserve a break, well done :) And I adore grey walls too. Makes a lovely alternative to manilla or white x

  6. Wow!!! Look at all that hard work!!!! Looks great!!! Can't wait to see what you do with your bare canvas!!! :D

  7. Wow! You guys are hard core DIYers like me and my husband. LOVE it! You have accomplished a ton in 4 weeks of after work labor. Cannot wait to see how it turns out!!!

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