Monday, April 30, 2007

 

Florida Room Updates

Okay, I know it's been a while--almost exactly one year since we've owned this baby! We finally got some free time to start on the Florida room and Ken got the drywall up and mudded in record time. I actually earned my paycheck this weekend while working in the Florida room helping Ken hang the beadboard ceilings. The first 4x8 sheet was a comedy act. The second sheet was not quite as funny and the third sheet was what I'd call an almost-fight. Here is a before and after shot of what we've accomplished so far. You can imagine...if you know my medical history and my inability to hold my arms over my head for long periods of time...it was a challenge to say the least.

But! We got the ceiling hung, and because the room isn't exactly square (2 inches longer on one end than the other), primed trim was hung to frame the ceiling edges and matching trim now covers the joints. It looks so "Florida-like!" Here's a before and after (close enough) of the window casings Ken designed and a partial shot of the ceiling before all the trim was installed. The upper cabinet no longer blocks half the window and the room will be painted blue and white.


You can select any picture on the right and see a larger view.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

 

Florida Room Windows

I thought the work Ken did on the windows in the Florida room warranted a set of three pictures all by itself. So! Here are some close up photos of the neat area surrounding the windows that look SO GOOD! It is all done with drywall and mud and has very crisp and clean edges. Great job, Ken! There's nothing to block the view and no wood trim around the windows to detract from the nice open feeling in the room.

I didn't think about how busy the room would appear if we added molding & trim with the windows already being so close together. Plus there are so many windows on one wall...this is so much better!

The area below the window is the original cement block wall which will be primed and painted blue. The window itself and minimal trim that will secure the window and hide the drywall edge will remain white and the surrounding sill area will be painted in the Florida room blue color. The last of these three pictures is the laundry area window. The carpet will probably be berber. Priming is next! Can't wait to add some COLOR to this room!

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