Friday, April 9, 2010

Lots of before and after photos of the attic.......

My column for the Orangeville Banner is up and running for the week.  Hopefuly you'll have time to have a read?

As I am sitting here on Thursday evening writing this post, not sure which part of my body aches the most.  I spent the day cleaning up the attic, of all the drywall dust, and what garbage they left.  Then I primed all the ceiling and the walls. 

There is still an awful long way to go before it is finished, but we are getting there slowly but surely.

The first four photos, are of the attic when we were stripping it off the plaster and lathe.







This shows the attic stripped, and the two black pipes where we put in vents to the outside for the two bathroom fans.  It also shows the skylight we put in, to the left of the photo.
Here we have put the hole in the floor ready for the new stairs.
Showing where the skylight was put in.
Here we are with the whole place drywalled and it primed.



As I said before we have a ways to go but what a difference.

Did you remember to put your money in your Daily Savings Pot today?

Today's Money Saving Tip:

Store your rollers and brushes in a plastic grocery sack between paintings. You don’t have to clean them after each use if you keep them from drying out. Refrigerate overnight or freeze them if you are going to not be painting for several days or weeks. I wrap mine in plastic wrap and it works better in my opinion

16 comments:

Romi Jade said...

wow, what a difference, that looks fantastic - I can only imagine how wonderful it will be when you've finished :)

Kadeeae said...

It will be a lovely space when it's finished, looks just right in size and light & airy =)

Tracey said...

You do like work don't you!!! It's going to be lovely though, well worth the toil...xxx

LizBeth said...

Molly! Molly! Please! Don't jump!!

Danielle said...

Looks great! Did you get someone in for the drywall? I tried it a couple years ago in the bathroom.... mine looked good at first but now little cracks appearing where I did the mudding... Need to do my living room but too scared to try again.

(I do the plastic bags over paintbrushes too :-) )

GrammyGoo said...

Amesome Job!!!!!

Lib said...

Wow!Looking Good!
We still have the dining room to redo,some painting and WE ARE FINISHED!!!:o)
Hope you have agreat wk.end!
Blessins',Lib

LizBeth said...

Got your note! Hey! Just getting back in the swing of things. It took a sinus headache to knock me out for an almost full night's sleep. Needed it --- badly! ~Liz

Kim said...

Looks great - what are those braces in the corners? Will they come off?

~Kim~ said...

What a great space to have and be able to utilize Gill!! Be sure to post the final pictures!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

You do work hard Gill but it is all coming along beautifully. Hope you can have some relaxation at the weekend. A x

Clippy Mat said...

Gill: that looks amazing. Well done.
can't wait to see the rest when it's all done.
;-)

Jess said...

I came by to tell you that...yes we are!!!!!!!

Lib said...

Hi Gill,
To answer your question from my blog.I use Buttermilk to make cornbread or biscuits ,or any recipe that calls for buttermilk.
Have a great wk.end!
Blessins',Lib

Karine said...

Wow, your attic looks amazing! It sure has come a long way, you guys must really be looking forward to having it all done!

EG Wow said...

Your attic is such a nice BIG room! It'll be worth all the work you are putting into it!