Friday, October 24, 2008

The Great Wall of Dry(na?)

Our basement drywall is finally up!

Last night, we decided that we were just gonna knock it out. We were like the Mohammad Ali's of gypsum board! Seriously, the resemblance was uncanny. Yeah me and Ali, we both wear gloves for protection. We both mutilated our opponents until they looked like something else entirely. We both moved with butterfly like speed. And we both have the shakes now (mine because I have no upper body strength and lifting those pieces was killer work).

So now on to the before and afters - cause I know that is the full sized snickers in your trick-or-treat baggie :)

Before : the entrance into the "bedroom" is on your far right
After: Upon entering the room, the side of the closet will be the first thing you see - maybe this would be room for some great Etsy art?!
Before : the wall needed some TLC in terms of water blockin, insulatin, and roughin in some studs and dry wall.
After : the new closet is ready to host a pair of doors and some shelving.
Before : you could peer through to the soon-to-be-man-den.
After : you can still see through to the man-den but only part of it. I think the bed will look perfect under the window.
Before : all the action in the bedroom would be visible from all angles - yikes!

After : the door to the man-den is the last step to giving this bedroom some much needed privacy. C'mon ya'll - nobody wants to see guests in their skiveys!

So what do you think? Did we knock you out with this reno or was it just stinging (like a bee)? Either way, hopefully you can comment on how impressed you are that we are movin with lightening speed...while I go take some Motrin for my achey arms and back :)


Freckles Chick said...

Dang , "Ms. Ali"! You guys are true DIY'ers! I'm so excited to see this b/c our basement has a similar layout. What a diff drywall makes, huh? I am so amazed. Full-sized Snickers, indeed.

Lindsey said...

WOW! Looking good!!!

Emily said...

Awesome! I'm psyched to see it with your awesome decor taste put to work, too. Everytime I read your basement saga, I jump between "They are awesome" and "Why are they so stinking perfect?". We'll go with awesome for now - good work!

Kim & Ryan said...

I'm totally impressed (bowing down to your drywall expertise). Can't wait to see how it all comes together.

Tammi said...

Wow, didnt even realize their was such a thing as basements in GA. You two are brave souls! I am sure the finished product will be worth all your hard work and backaches! :)

Bayjb said...

Wow your basement looks great! You guys are so great to do this by yourself. So jealous. Teach me!

Michael said...

Whoa nelly...that's some major work. Can't wait to see the end results!

Katie said...

Hi Ya'll,

I know - it seems like a huge difference when that drywall finally gets up...and when we have original BEFORE pics for comparison sake. But let me assure you all - drywall is the easiest thing ever when you have the right tools. Personally hanging a picture seems harder cause it has to be all even and straight and stuff.

Maybe a teaching post is needed for all you drywall virgins. Whattayathink?

XO - Katie