Friday, December 16, 2011

House Update

This is the bedroom. New ceiling tiles, ceiling fan, and painted. The two pieces of shiplap there are the beginning of the accent wall that Shay wanted and I was not so excited about. Here are some of the pieces of shiplap after some stain and a couple coats of varnish:

The shiplap is original to the house, which means it's really freaking old. Matter of fact, it's so old that nobody makes it in this size anymore. It's 1"x10" pieces of pine that have notches cut on the top and bottom. They then fit over one another. I'm using 1 1/2" staples and 2" brad nails to attach them to the studs. Here's where I admit I was wrong. The pictures don't do the wall justice. It's going to look awesome when it's all done.

To give you an idea, this is what the shiplap looked like originally:

We also had carpet installed in the bedroom on Wednesday:

Soft water and insulation have been installed, too. It's kind of nice to see things coming together. Here's the view from the front porch:

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