So with the insulation up, it was time to put up drywall! My sister and brother-in-law and niece came over and spent a day doing drywall. three and a half persons, were a huge help.
I had been dreading finishing the drywall, but it was time to finally do it. Ten days later, I finally called it done. I think there is a special level of hell that involves drywall finishing. About day five, all I could think was “This is what I will be doing for forever.” but after an eternity, or ten days, it was done.
with the drywall done, my older sister came over on her vacation, and painted the entire interior.
I got some stilts for the high areas.s
In the process of demolition, I removed all the tongue and groove heart pine on the walls and ceiling. I saved as much of this old pine as I could and stored it under a tarp out in the yard. Unfortunately some of it got wet and was unusable, but I ended up having enough to complete floor my house.
With the flooring down, I rented a drum sander to clean it up. the flooring had never been sanded before, so three days of sanding later, I called it done.
I wanted just to get the natural look of the heart pine without darkening it, or having it go amber. So I decided to go with Bona’s water-base Polyurethane. My little brother took the day off and helped my finish my floors. I’m happy with how they turned out.
I used some prefinished Oak plywood for my window stools.
Finally with the floor down and finished, it was time to install the baseboard. Unfortunately Home Depot only sold baseboard in 16ft lengths. So I got creative with the civic.
But it looked pretty good installed.
Now, I only have to finish my showers, build some cabinets, install my HVAC system, and paint my house.
So close I can almost taste it.