Three days, 2 trips to Home Depot, one trip to IKEA, 40 hours of watching HGTV on the couch to stay out of the way, and lots of wrangling Fitz to keep him upstairs, and voila, we have walls. A lot more work went into it than I’m letting on. Friday, holes were drilled in the wall to run electric to the new room, the carpet was ripped up, and the menfolk went to Home Depot to buy 2x4s and sheetrock. Saturday morning we ventured out in the rain to buy the French doors, and all the 2x4s went up. The angled wall on the left took the most time. The doors went up with a lot of struggle, though I wouldn’t know because I spent the weekend napping, watching lots of House Hunters, and popping in uninvited to snap pictures of the progress (and, let’s be honest, photographic proof of Boyfriend using power tools). The sheetrock went up Sunday morning, and then there was lots of vacuuming.
Next weekend I think we’re installing flooring in the bedroom portion; Boyfriend has obliged my constant obsession of and begging for white floors and agreed to go with this laminate (we can’t use real wood since it’s below ground and being installed on top of concrete). Sometime this week we’ll paint the doors white. We still have to install molding, spackle and sand all the holes in the walls and sheetrock, pick flooring for the den area, paint both rooms, etc etc etc. It’s not going to be an overnight process, but frankly I’m stunned they got as much accomplished in one weekend as they did.
How was your weekend? I’m home today with a stomach bug (lame).