Friday, November 1, 2013

The Jigsaw

 It has been a long time since I have done a post.  However this doesn't mean that progress has stopped.  The jigsaw is coming together in exactly (pretty much) the way we planned.

As previously viewed this room looked a little like a patchwork quilt of massive (and rigid) proportions.  I'm proud to introduce you to Payton's Room 2.0.  Basically all that is left here is window trim, carpet, baseboards, and a stained piece of wood over that 'woohoo' in the wall over there (completely planned, and impeccably executed... or at least that's how it appears in the photo).

Check out that ceiling, nightmares have spawned from less.  I can safely say that I will never do that kind of 'funkyness' again (who am I kidding I'm a drywall masochist).

 Jordan's room has undergone an almost herculean transformation of similar proportions.  Less bull shit corners allowed us to move a little faster.  Both kids got to pick the colours for their rooms.  Jordan picked this green because she loves wild cats, and they live in jungles ("and stuff").  Payton loves whales so hence the blue for the ocean.

Common Room at the top of the stairs.

 As per our standing marriage agreement, there is no such thing as down time:

"What the hell are you doing, you don't need to sit to eat!  Eat on your way up the stairs!  I don't care if it's spaghetti I didn't sit down to cook it!"


"Follow mommy as you do your homework, no I can't look now, just sound it out again.  Oh spelling, well can you spell... mud, how about hammer, drill, level... Oh you have a list... go ask your sister."
Bathroom in progress. 

 All joking (or slightly abusive humor) aside, we are still moving forward.  Although this particular project in the house has been one headache after another (all renovations really), I love the retro-fit feel of the space we are creating.  Its cool.  I am however slightly appalled at the amount of wasted drywall.  Every piece in the entire attic has been cut (hence the play on jigsaw, just in case you didn't get it).

I'm apprehensive to announce a finish date for this attic, but if I had to guesstimate I would say December 14th.  I think I just shot myself in the foot.  I'll go bandage my wounds with some drywall tape and get back to work.

Incase you don't want to read about all the shenanigans or for a recap, or just to hear my melodious voice laughing at myself just watch the video instead.