Decking the hall

Whoo hoo! The hall done! (ish) And still crooked.

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If you were hoping to see boughs of holly on this blog, I’m sorry to disappoint you. Next year I’ll put up real Christmas decorations. This year, you can see a wreath though.

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Back to the drywall… the kitchen is done, except for 2 small pieces I can easily finish by myself. You can finally see that pesky soffit above the fridge…

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And the way I kept every door opening at the back of the house the same height. The interior opening between the living room and the kitchen is going to be a couple inches narrower on each side so I have room for wood trim.

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And now the Sheetrocking is down to 2 closets, the vestibule, and the stairwell to the basement. This wall wall had 3/8 inch drywall when I bought the house, but I think before that it might have had 1/4 before that! That’s thin; 3/8 Sheetrock is flimsy and usually favored by cheap developers, but the basement stairs are really, really narrow, so I can see why they kept the walls thin. If my new drywall sticks out beyond the trim, my neighbor will make me special molding that has a zig zag in the back to sorta hide it. How lucky am I to live next to him?

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And better yet, he might be able to hook me up with cedar sheeting to use instead of drywall in my upstairs hall coat closet. I know it’s a little awkward to keep the coats upstairs, but I was not willing to lose a window to have a closet downstairs. Now that it can be a cedar closet, it has a reason to exist even if my coat always ends up tossed on a chair.

And most exciting of all? The little scraps of drywall that I had everywhere are disappearing! I rounded up everything that’s left and sorted it by size. I’ll probably be able to use half of these and then the rest I’ll gleefully cart away.

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4 thoughts on “Decking the hall

  1. Alison

    Hi I’m new here after finding you with the “Drywall” tag on wordpress. 🙂 I am so looking forward to reading through everything you have done on your house so far and just wanted to pop in to say hi!

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