It’s been so long since I’ve shown you any living room pictures, I’m sure you’ve all continued to picture that the room looked like this…
Thankfully, we’ve made a LOT of progress since then. And by we’ve…I mean Matt and the boys. I’ve really only been able to be the side line cheerleader throughout this project. My asthma doesn’t allow me to help with a project that includes THIS much dust. Matt’s dad helped with the first two weeks of this project and helped us get much of the work done.
So let’s review a little bit shall we? First, Matt and his dad began to break down the walls and tear down the 100(+) year old plaster.
Once all the plaster was off (and completely covered the floor in a big mess), they began to tear off the lathe. We saved it for kindling – yay!
Would you look at that? Nothing between the lathe and the outside wall. THIS is why we’ve been so cold each winter!
Once they had the walls prepped, the boys and I vacated the house. Matt and his dad put on protective gear and they sprayed in foam insulation from SprayFoamDirect.
Oh look, green foam. That’s a whole lot better than cold air in the walls, wouldn’t you say?
But what’s even better is that now a little clean up is starting to happen. Check it out, there are floors under there…
My father in law had to fly back home, but Matt was able to get drywall up within the next few days. This is getting exciting isn’t it? Now look…we have walls!
Better yet…our living room is clean and put back in order!!
Now here’s the deal. The drywall hasn’t been mudded or sanded or painted yet. The trim work is still not back up. There is still a lot of work to be done as we completely finish the living room. BUT…we ended up with some leftover spray foam…and if you don’t use it within thirty days, it loses it’s pressure. We are NOT going to waste that spray foam. Therefore…we begin project number two…
So, life continues to be a bit…dusty. Matt and I have moved into one of the guestrooms. I usually can not find my slippers.
But I am so thankful for my husband’s hard work and I am SO thankful that we are going to be warm.
One room at a time.