Our House Building Adventure

We bought 3 acres of raw land in Wyoming... started clearing it... dug the basement... poured cement... and started framing!

This blog details our house building adventure... building our new home... ourselves!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I'm priming the kitchen today!

I'm thrilled to report that I am PRIMING the kitchen walls and ceiling today!!!

Wow... sure looks a whole lot better without stripes and dots!

Can't wait to put color on the walls.... but... will have to texture first.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kitchen ready for priming...

Got the walls & ceiling all sanded down.  I thought that I would texture first then prime... but after googling discussions on this subject, I've decided to:


Then finish with 2 coats of paint.

And now... back to work!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Getting ready to texture the kitchen...

I'm getting ready to texture the kitchen!

Rich put up plastic sheeting over the doorways and windows.  I'll be using wide painter's tape to cover all the outlets, light switches, and can lights.

Still thinking about colors for the kitchen...

Have pushed the cabinet install out to 6/7... but... will be done by my birthday!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kitchen update 5/18/10

I'm very pleased to announce that the main kitchen area is all sanded and ready for texture!
And... I'm almost done sanding the breakfast nook.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Breakfast Nook...

Well, I'm off to spread some more mud way up at the peak of the cathedral ceiling of the breakfast nook. Up the tall ladder I go with mud pan & mud spreader thingy.

NOT looking forward to sanding up there...

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Kitchen progress...

I'm sanding the kitchen ceiling this morning. I'd post pics... but it doesn't really look like much... yet!