Don't worry this is not how this wall started. Let me walk you through it....
First we had to take the doors out and support the door frame.
Next, we bought floor boards, I show them below, and attached them to the wall. Our wall is a block wall, so we attached them with the bond I also show below. Along with most of our house it came from Home Depot.
The boards were in no way hung perfectly straight, the boards that go on the seams hide ALOT!
The boards I bought to hide the seams are below. I bought thinner boards at first, but the thicker ones looked better and hid all the imperfections we left with the boards. We (my amazing friend) attached those boards with a nail gun.
Finally, came the caulking and painting. I can not tell you how much caulk this house required. We should have bought stock in the company before we started this project. I read somewhere the secret to a good paint job is a good caulk job. I would have to agree.
Keep checking back I am trying to go back through pictures and explain how we did things, the cost of things, and the lessons we learned.
This year I have enjoyed reading everyone’s recaps of the year and goals for 2018, while thinking what do I need to change for 2018? I kept seeing a lot of goals that were great but not a lot really speaking to me. Until someone shared this.....
First Holiday event we went to was Space Coast Basket Brigade. It was amazing! The organization from the front end was a little crazy, but once we picked up our baskets, put them in the vans, and went to the homes and delivered Thanksgiving dinner it was so much fun. It was a great event to do with our Glass Doctor family. There were around 1,700 baskets delivered up and down the Space Coast this day.
I know lately it looks like we work at Glass Doctor, school, judge cheerleading or work on the house ALL the time. I wanted to show you, we do take time to play a bit, and give you an opportunity to see how cute Chaco is.
This room is a true project. At this point we are just making it an entry but our long term goal is to cut out the three big windows and make that the front door.
I am behind on posts. The whole remodeling a house, getting a puppy, and life have my plate a little full. Sorry. Every year we carve pumpkins, eat pumpkin chili and see who has the best pumpkin. This year we decided to have it at the shop since the house is not really ready for company and it was supposed to rain the night we were carving.
When I look at the starting pictures of this house the first thing I do is smell the horrible cat/dog pee smell that encrusted the house!
I was going to wait till we finished to start updating, but it is taking longer than expected (which has anyone ever done a remodel that doesn't) So I will start sharing updates. Hopefully when I finish with the updates we will have a room to actually show. Our favorite show in Australia was The Block. All the constestents get a dump of a building that has tons of potential and then each week they compete to complete an area. The first show in the week is showing their work and the second show of the week is the reveal So.....here is the first show for the living room :) Enjoy!