Thursday, November 3, 2011

Build Up Walls

This evening we began our knee wall construction! YAY!
We have only set up the frame but will continue with drywall later this week :-)

We started by measuring and cutting the necessary boards for the frame

Then came construction of the frame!
We actually nailed the pieces together while it was lying on it's side, but I don't have pictures of that

Just needed to add the top piece and screw the whole thing into the floor (of course there was constant checks to make sure our work was level)

We also started a small side project...

Below is a picture of our oh so beautiful carpet (she said sarcastically)

The giant pieces of dirt are from the saw...we are not messy like that!

In our effort to make the house look like it is from this decade, we began pulling up the carpet

Necessary trash pile picture 

I almost think the plywood floor covered in paint is better than that carpet! 

Stay tuned for continued construction...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Remodel Finally Continues

Now that the wedding is over we can get right back into our remodeling...and we are hitting it hard!

Today we started with the living room. We have new furniture on order and flooring quotes on the way but we need to start with a little bit of demo work.

Disclaimer...the pictures were taken with my cell phone which has a scratched camera lens, so please excuse the blurriness :-)
Our home is a split foyer and when you walk in there is a railing that separates the living room from the stairwell. We decided that this needed to be changed (the carpet is changing as well).

Our plan is to build a knee wall here but first everything needs to go...

Simply unscrewing the pieces of the railing was not going to work since each hole contained three, yes THREE, screws! So we started cutting!

Next came post removal...

At this point we kicked Roxy out of the room so she didn't step on a nail (Max and Capone were removed long before this step due to their more active behavior)

And the railing is no more! Success!!!

We also removed the railing that is still showing in this picture. After this first wall is complete, we will be building a new slant wall between the stair sets. 

Back tracking to the kitchen (which is still in progress)...we did add a little decor in the room. There is still a lot more to do though. New chairs, new cabinets, new countertops, new flooring...the list goes on and on!

It was night time and I was using that scratched cell phone camera that explains the blurred pictures and awkward lighting