Weekend Work

This weekend was fun and exhausting!

My mom and Carol came on Saturday morning. We spent the day at Fort McHenry followed by Happy Hour and Dinner in Federal Hill.


Sunday morning we headed to the Farmer’s Market for breakfast and flowers. It was so nice to spend a relaxing day showing my mom the house and our new neighborhood.

Since they weren’t in to hanging drywall Sunday, Mom and Carol left Sunday morning after the market.  It was time for Collin and I to get to work!

We hit up Home Depot for supplies and our Drywall Lift Rental. That thing is awesome! When we got home we got it set up and started in the back corner of the room. Basically, you just place the drywall on the lift and then crank it so that it raises to the ceiling.



(Look Ma – No Hands!)

Once lifted, we both worked to screw the sheet in the beams. The first few sheets were a breeze because they required no cuts. Moving towards the front of the room we had to start making cuts to ensure a tight fit. The process moved quickly. We had the ceiling up in about 2.5 hours.



(Still in high spirits at this point)


Once the ceiling was done, it was time to move on to the front window wall. This was especially difficult because of the rounded front of the room. We really needed to plan out how the angles would go to ensure we didn’t make it more difficult for ourselves when we do the baseboard and crown molding.


While Collin finished the window wall, I was spackling the ceiling and seams.

By the end of the day, we were able to complete the whole room! We were absolutely exhausted, but the room was done and we were one step closer to moving upstairs.

Over the next two days, we will be sanding and re-applying the 2nd and 3rd coats of spackle, which means if all goes well, there will be paint this week! 🙂

And for a quick before and after:


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