Addition Update: Drywall & Paint!

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In my last addition update, we had finished the exterior, completed the opening between the new room and the kitchen, and mounted the outdoor lighting.  It has been a little over a month now, but drywall is up, and the beadboard ceiling is finished.

You can see here what it looked like when the wood was going up on the ceiling.

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We were so excited to see the trim going around the windows, and the crown molding being put into place.  (We are doing picture frame molding underneath each of the windows – I actually just noticed this was missing, woops!  Add that to my to-do list.)

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The opening between the kitchen and addition was much more real when the drywall was up.

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For the paint color, I went with the trim color in the rest of our house, which is a custom match based on Benjamin Moore’s Decorators White (just a little creamier, not quite as white).  We used a semi gloss, but since it was sprayed, it lost a little of the sheen.  I think it is perfect!

We lived for a few days with all of the windows covered like this.

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After a second coat, we waited for the paint to get nice and dry.  I was so excited to see all of the tape come off and for the paint to be scraped away.  The painters were ripping off the tape and began scraping, and then I noticed this.

Do you see the problem?

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That gap, argh!  And they were everywhere.  Some were worse than others, and when I mentioned it to the painter, I saw him grimace.  I felt terrible for him to have to tape everything back up, and spray again, but I knew it would bug me.  I would see those little gaps and be irked.  Plus I was reminded of what I always hear from clients/friends who have built a house.  “We hate ___ , but by the time we we were choosing ___ , we were so tired and worn out that we didn’t care anymore.”   

I do not want this to be me!  We have come so far, and I am not going to poop out now!  So he caulked all of them, repainted, scraped the windows, and I removed the twelve million sheets of clear protectant that were on all of those window panes.

And then…I stepped back.

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It’s a good feeling!  Our tile is here, and the floor goes in Wednesday!  Hopefully, I will have the next update for you before a month goes by!

P.S.  I cannot imagine building a house!

Written by Grace

22 Responses to “Addition Update: Drywall & Paint!”

  1. emily @ go haus go July 22, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Beautiful! I’m dying to know how you took these photos without blowing out the windows! What is your secret!?! The photography is so pretty!

    • Grace July 24, 2013 at 9:07 am #

      Emily, thank you so much! I am such an amateur when it comes to photography, but I am learning! I shoot with a Nikon 5200, and I shot these photos in Manual. The settings were: iso 360, 18mm, f5.6, 1/125. Hope that helps! I have a lot to learn still! But seriously, your comment made my day, ha. 🙂

  2. Emily July 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    It is such a lovely room, and the view of your beautiful back yard should bring a smile to your face each day!

    • Grace July 24, 2013 at 9:08 am #

      Yes! I am so excited! The floor has been delayed so I am hoping to get started tomorrow! It’s finally coming together!

  3. Kelly KV July 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    It’s so pretty! I love it!

    • Anonymous July 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

      You did the right thing, having your painter make it right. Building projects (& standing up to workers) are NOT for wimps!

      • Aunt Ginger July 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

        Previous comment from me! Can’t wait to see the finished & furnished product!

        • Grace July 24, 2013 at 9:09 am #

          Love you, Aunt Ginger! Thank you! You guys need to come see when we are done. 🙂 xoxo

      • Grace July 24, 2013 at 9:08 am #

        Yes, definitely!

    • Grace July 24, 2013 at 9:08 am #

      Thanks KK. 🙂

  4. emily July 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    looks gorgeous! all that light. amazing.

    • Grace July 24, 2013 at 9:09 am #

      Emily, yes! I love the light! And my kitchen has always seemed a little dark (it’s a narrow room) so I think it will bring some light in there.

  5. Lisa July 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    It looks gorgeous!!!! That ceiling is so pretty!

    • Grace July 24, 2013 at 9:09 am #

      Thanks Lisa!

  6. Amber @ Wills Casa July 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I love the multiple windows! This room is going to be fantastic. You made the right choice making him redo the painting. I know it’s hard to say something, but the outcome is worth it in the end! Glad I got to meet you at Alt!

    • Grace July 24, 2013 at 9:10 am #

      Amber! So happy to meet you, too! Thanks for the encouragement. 🙂 See you in January?

  7. Shelley Vidrine July 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    It is absolutely breath-taking! What a view, also! This is exactly what Kelly needs for a studio! Can you build one for them, too?

    • Grace July 24, 2013 at 9:10 am #

      Shelley, ha! I think Quinn is the best one for that job. 😉

  8. Gretchen July 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Love the light and view to outside. So impressive!

    • Grace July 24, 2013 at 9:11 am #

      Thank you, Gretchen. 🙂

  9. Tracy October 6, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Beautiful! What size are your windows?

    • Grace November 3, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

      Hi Tracy, we got them at Lowes – they are a standard size as custom was super expensive. They are about 33″ x 72″. Hope that helps! G

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