Yeah… I’m 3rd trimester. I don’t plank. Not the exercising version anyway!
The building-a-new-wall-and-planking-it-type? That I can do! 🙂
So when we bought the house the railing by the stairs was obviously original… You know, back before they had regulations as to how close together the spindles had to be and stuff. So as it was, Emma was having a hay day shimmying through the spindles and I was envisioning an 8 month-old new mister innocently scooting across the living room floor and falling. Besides that the railing was rather wobbly anyway. We decided to just go ahead and rip it out and start fresh.
First Handsome Man built the 2×4 wall. Rather quickly too! I was impressed with how fast it all went together! (We did opt for a taller wall this time as Emma is a climber and the worried momma in me felt better about a taller wall. lol!)
Then we started planking the wall with car siding from Menards.
I think I’m really going to love it when it’s done! Yay!
And in addition to the partially finished wall, we’ve started installing the wood flooring in the living room! There’s just something AWESOME about putting stuff IN instead of only ripping things OUT! 🙂
Because installing wood flooring in your superhero pajamas tucked into your tall socks while wearing crocs is totally the best way to do it! 😉
Sorry ladies… This sexy man is taken!
Such a beautiful sight! Those first couple rows take the longest… Getting all set and ready to roll. After that, it’s a breeze!
The first evening we got it all started and set and laid 3 feet of flooring.
Then we went over tonight for a few hours and knocked out another 6 feet. So we’ve done a total of 9 feet of flooring!! Whoop whoop!
We can do another 3 feet before we need to stop and wait to get the beam in the load bearing wall. Handsome Man and our construction guy are working on it and *hopefully* they can get down to the city to have it approved and the beam ordered this week yet!
I’ll keep you posted on all our PROGRESS!!!!