On December 11, I told you about our drywall deadline and how we worked our butts off to get it done in time for the electrician.
What I didn't tell you is that through the generosity of my parents (who gave us a loan) we were able to hire out the taping and mudding after all!!!
This is huge.
From day one I have wanted to hire this out since it is such a finicky thing to accomplish. But then we made the executive decision that in order to cut costs, we'd need to do all drywall and taping/mudding ourselves.
It was a huge blow to me. Honestly.
And it turned into something of a sore spot when people said that we really should hire it out. I had a lot of responses that luckily were kept internally "Oh really?! You think that would be easier?! Wow! I had NOOOO idea!" (My inner voice is heavily laced with sarcasm... like... all the time)
The bulkheads weren't done because we will be adding crown moulding there so it wasn't worth the extra time/effort (and therefore cost).
We had anticipated moving into the house, and then having to do all of the taping/mudding ourselves and just going room by room.
So hiring it out meant that we would be SO much further along before moving in.
|The very last space to get done was the hallway.|
AND THEN! As if loaning us the money wasn't enough, my mom and cousin also offered to help out during the day one week to get things primed and the kitchen painted!
|Kitchen cabinet and flooring and the colour we went with.|
I was working when I received this picture from my mom:
|Kitchen colour going on the walls!|
Later that day she sent me this:
|My cousin, Spencer, rolling on the colour!|
|Kitchen walls painted! AH!|
|Dining room primed.|
The next post catching you up will show the electrical, flooring, and other painting that we've done so look for that one soon :)
Don't be afraid to leave comments here. I am genuinely interested in what you have to say! (Also, it feels like my blog becomes vindicated when people talk to me about it, which is a GREAT way to sooth my vanity 😁)