Slowly but surely. That seems to be how my bedroom renovation is coming along.
It started out with a tan wallpaper that had small daisies on it. It had nothing but a light bulb for a light fixture. The ceiling was made up of squares that seemed to have some mildew on them. The room wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t what I wanted. I pictured it much different.
I really wanted to paint this room. I began taking the wallpaper off, only to realize there were SIX layers of wallpaper — all different colors and patterns. One of the wallpaper patterns was of men on horses, I assume fox hunting. It was not really what I was going for in my bedroom!
Underneath the wallpaper layers (I found out after lots of time scraping) is plaster. Just plaster. With holes in it. And cracks.
Instead of trying to mend the plaster, I decided it would be best just to drywall the whole room. It’s really what was needed and would probably be just as much work as trying to mend a room full of cracked plaster.
In comes the awesome men of my family.
My uncle, grandpa, and dad all worked together and installed the drywall. We put it up right over the plaster — half of which was bare and half of which still had 6 layers of wall paper! My uncle worked so hard to finish the drywall for me — lots of sanding, people!
And lots of sanding means lots of dust. I was so overwhelmed when he was finished. How do you get rid of dry wall dust?? (Don’t worry, I’ll share my tips in another post.)
So here we are. The drywall is finished.
The priming and painting has begun. The ceiling is being redone by my dad. The closet doors will be painted. And most of all, I just can’t wait to get my bedroom furniture moved back in so I can stop sleeping in the dining room!
It’s almost finished! Stay tuned for the bedroom reveal!
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