Hope you all had a relaxing holiday. Chris and I sure did. We were productive too. The plasterers finally finished so Chris and I took the week off between Christmas and New Years Day to work on the hallway.
Let me catch you up to speed and show you what the plasterers did. (Apologies in advance for the quality of these photos. Most were taken at night).
The first thing they did was make a mess. Down came the old cracked ceiling in our foyer.
This exposed area was eventually replaced by sheetrock.
Between you and me, I thought the walls were looking pretty good at this point. I would have stopped here if I had done it myself, but they went on to apply two more coats. Two more coats!
Upstairs you can see where they left off for the day.
Here's Chris admiring their work.
He's also saying "Carrie, I'm SO glad I didn't have to do this myself. Thank you so much for realizing that we needed the help of professionals for this job. You are so smart and the best wife ever."
And they were. They actually left it up when they took down the ceiling, and installed the new sheetrock ceiling above it.
Here are our hallways all skimmed, sanded, and looking fabulous.
Well, there was also the dust factor. Even though every adjacent door was closed or sealed off with plastic, a fine powder of skimcoat dust still coated everything in our house.
Guess what Chris got as a Christmas gift from Santa this year?
A dust abatement system for his shop. We joked that we should have thought to set up upstairs...
There's more fun on the way. Who wants to refinish some stairs?