Posts Tagged ‘drywall’

Kitchen: Putting Things Back Together

After figuring out out layout problems and subsequent solutions, we got to work….


Although Handsome Man is quite proficient at both electrical AND plumbing, (I know ladies, be jealous.  I totally hit the man-lottery with Handsome Man!) we did decide to hire the professionals for the mere reason of speeding things up.  We bought the house in August and we were planning on moving in after getting married in November.  And with those chilly Nebraska winters on the way, we opted for speed.  I think that’s the key to DIY.  Do what you can, but don’t hesitate to call in a professional when needed!

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YAY! Progress!  New plumbing and electrical.

I love demo and I love construction.  What I don’t love are things like electrical and plumbing.

With the demo and construction, you can visually see progress.  And it’s exciting!

With boring stuff that goes in the walls, it takes so much time and doesn’t look like anything is getting done, even though it is.  *sigh*

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Nothin’ quite like midnight installation of insulation by the light of a halogen light! 😉

(Picture me humming “By the light, of the silvery halogen, with golden spoon, to my honey I’ll croon love’s tune…”) 😉

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And drywall…

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And more drywall…

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And painting…

We did keep the uppers on the left side…  They were in good condition and when painted, blended perfectly with the new cabinets!

Bathroom: Drywall

Next came the drywall.  Handsome Man was a total rockstar getting this all installed.  I realllllllllly don’t like drywall ’cause you have to be exact and through and stuff.  I don’t do well with exact.


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We used the water resistant drywall, hence the purple color.  No, we did not end up with a purple bathroom.  🙂



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You know the usual drywall stuff.


Measure again.

Score with a knife.

Bend it to break.

You should hear about the time I drywalled with a butter knife.

It was special.

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We (and by we I mean mostly Handsome Man) put up all the drywall but we hired a drywall guy to finish with the mudding.  Because we’re all into saving $$$ by DIY’ing, but let’s be honest… Sometimes it’s best to hire a professional who will get something done better and quicker. Not to mention the thought of inhaling more drywall dust was not appealing.  😉