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 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.

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