Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I'm going to wash that mud right out of my hair

Yes, I have mud in my hair. Drywall mud, that is. I'm glad to say, however, that the millions of hair washes have been worth it - the mudding is now all complete in the kitchen. Phew! Honestly it was much more work than I thought it would be, and I'm still admittedly nervous about what the finished product with paint looks like, but I'm glad we attempted to do it. I actually enjoyed mudding and taping more than I thought I would. I think after trying to patch holes it didn't seem all that much fun but that was mostly due to the fact that I was constantly getting dust and dirt from the broken plaster in the mud and it was a pain in the rear section.

Anyway, I'll sponge tomorrow and hopefully will be able to prime the ceiling on Thursday! Woot, woot! Here are a few befores and afters for you photo-philes.

Before (and after taking down the drop ceiling)


Before (what we found under the lovely soffits)


Post Script - Paul came by to check on our progress this evening and my previous joy was a bit premature and unmerited. He thinks we have some issues to take care of (a bit of bubbling and a few screws), which means I'm not yet done. Boo hoo!


Sadie said...

mud is great for your hair - just think you saved $$ on the spa treatment. keep up the fight. you can do it.

sarah said...

Wow, that looks really good, though. I bet it feels great to have a nice clean ceiling overhead! Nice!