The Christmas decorations are all packed and put away. There is a coat of dust on everything again. We are back at this remodel. We have been patching walls, creating archways, installing new windows, tearing up old carpet and tiles. And today, as I sit here for a few moments and post this, I hear the scraping of the plaster tools, the drill mixing the powder into plaster, the slather of the plaster onto the walls. It’s thrilling. Because after the plaster is on the walls, we are so close to finishing these 3 rooms. We spend weeks preparing and getting ready for today. And all the while it looks like a construction site. But after today, (about 50 man hours!) the rooms will have a “finished” look to them. I’ll paint this week. Creating walls that look like they are in some castle or cathedral in Europe. Then we will lay the travertine. Put on the trim.
And them my favorite part! Hang pictures on the wall, shop on Craigslist (or Costco 😉 for the perfect furniture. Turn each room into what I see in my mind for that room to be. My favorite plaster guy is here today. He has painstakingly listened to my explaining and correcting and has created my walls into exactly what I want them to look like. He is fast, but careful. He has the artistic eye I need to turn these walls into works of art.
Here’s some pictures from yesterday and then right now as they work! Grandpa Luke and Grandma Beth are here from NC and have been so helpful this last week! They currently have the older 6 children at the skate park with bikes and Laura’s new skateboard from Christmas. So blessed to have them here!!