The Dry Wall has Arrived!

The House on High Street

Oh my goodness gracious!  I can’t quite wrap my brains around what is happening.  Just a few days ago, this house was mainly boards, nails, wires, and pipes.  Now, it is dressed up with a beautiful sheet of whiteness.  It is amazing to see how gypsum pressed between white paper can vitalize a house.  Here are a few pictures of the kitchen from the start to its current status.  You will see how the room had to go through a process I will refer to as “The Dark Stages”!  

The Kitchen BEFORE Walls & Ceiling removed.
The Kitchen BEFORE Walls & Ceiling removed.
Wall removed to open up the kitchen and the den area, and allow for more sun in the dark kitchen!
Wall removed to open up the kitchen and the den area, and allow for more sun in the dark kitchen!
Kitchen (wall across from the windows) before Servant Stairway and Bathroom removed, Pantry and Pocket Door Framed.
Kitchen (wall across from the windows) before Servant Stairway and Bathroom removed, Pantry and Pocket Door Framed.
Kitchen Wall (across from the windows) with ceiling framed out.
Kitchen Wall (across from the windows) with ceiling framed out.
Kitchen Ceiling 3
Kitchen with wall opened, servants’ stairway removed, framing for pantry, and beams to lower ceiling.
Kitchen - Ceiling lowered, wall opened, windows raised and replaced, servants' stairway removed, pantry framed, floor boards replaced, sunroom door opening framed.
Kitchen – At the End of Phase One – Ceiling lowered, windows raised and replaced to allow for cabinets, floor boards replaced, and sunroom door opening framed.
The House on High Street - LE Woman
Kitchen – Beginning of Phase Two – Drywall (Before taping and Spackle)

Big difference, huh?  It looks so much brighter and bigger!  Don’t worry, the character in the beautiful crown molding and trim was preserved in every other room in the house.  By the time this kitchen is full of cabinets, there will be no room for trim.  Also, we decided upon rustic beams over fancy crown molding so as to balance out the “warmth” in the Great Room…and reserve the formality for special occasions in the Dining Room!

I’m not sure if you noticed, (although I kinda hope you did)… I haven’t been posting my usual 2-3 posts/week.  Scott and I have been so busy lately; It’s the time of year with family events just about every weekend.  Meanwhile, we are doing our best to coordinate all the Phase Two projects.  It feels like a roller-coaster ride, and there are days that I can’t keep up with all the decision-making!

Just in the kitchen alone, I would say Scott and I made about a hundred decisions…some so much harder than others (those high hats were such a headache) especially having such a disproportionate layout from the start.   The good news is that we typically LOVE the end result once we reach mutual consensus.

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