Thursday, January 28, 2010

ceiling!

the ceiling is drywalled! the whole thing :D

ceiling!!!!


our friend, jon, who has been working so hard for us, is not coming here tonight, but i am pretty sure my husband (whether he likes it or not) will be doing some electrical work, like maybe putting the lights in? or the inthewall speakers that he got for me?
i hope he does anyway. it'd be a good time to do it...

the last of the walls that need drywall are the parts that started this whole project in the first place! there was no drywall there EVER, and i had fabric stapled up to the walls to hide it. i asked jon if he'd drywall that area and put up some shelves for me...
i think it has evolved ;)

you see that tall light in the photo? that's jon's. it is our only source of light while we are working until the lights go in.

there was yet another mishap yesterday (caused by me, of course) when i tried to put the light on. see, the thing with that light is...you have to slide the whole light bulb part UP. it's in that big clear tube. i've watched jon do it and he slams that sucker up and down.

there's a little lever that you have to pull out in order to slide it. i pulled the lever out, holding the top little knob eversocarefully with the other hand, and guess what?
the whole top broke off!
how can he slam it and not break it, but i touch it and whammo!?
i felt so bad all day.
he wasn't mad at me though...

i have everything wrapped in plastic and ready for the spackle dust that will ensue any day now...
it looks a lot like that scene in E.T. when they come in and try to take him away...
E.T. phone home

i've been on the computer for most of the day...looking for ideas on how i want to paint the floor. it took me forever to paint those tiles on there and i sort of hate the idea of having to paint over it again. especially because i will have to do it in sections with all of the stuff i have still in there!

hopefully there will be lights for next time so the photos aren't so dark.
till then...
ciao!

7 comments:

Amg-Arts said...

...it does look like that scene only after watching ET a couple of weeks ago with my little nephews and when I read that comment I LOL! cant wait to see more photos.

TMCPhoto said...

things look to be moving along quite nicely, so excited for you and to see what it looks like all finished

susarto said...

dontcha just love E.T.? :D

i can't wait to see more photos too! AND for it to be all finished :D
thanks, girls :D

Jeri Stuart said...

I love that floor! Every time I go down there I still cannot believe it is not real tile!

The room looks amazing so far and cannot wait to see it done...

susarto said...

thanks jer! the floor has to go though. i have about 5 extra feet now and the floor doesn't go that far.
it was ok while it lasted, eh?

GreenWorks said...

Looking good Sus! Your floor - would it work with a border? Like the extra 5ft being different and keeping the centre "tiles"

susarto said...

nah, maura. i'm just gonna redo the whole thing. i get bored. it's gonna be all new. it should have a new floor too ;)