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).
We put up the Sheetrock, and I finally got to help more than just watching!
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.
After mudding for days, we sanded it all down nice and smooth.
And this is what we looked like after. We only got a little bit on ourselves.
We "installed" blown-in insulation in the attic, which was actually kind of fun!
I sprayed primer on the walls with our handy-dandy new paint sprayer.
And Justin started building the trim for our windows.
And lastly, I've started playing with some paint samples. What do you think? Gray, gray or gray?
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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