Follow our journey to transform a badly neglected farm house into a home. Learn what worked and what did not and see how our projects worked out.

Hanging the Drywall in the Living Room

The drywall begins.

The drywall begins.


Nothing feels better than seeing progress. The insulation behind the drywall feels pretty darn good also. Unfortunately, the north wall (the one without insulation) had to stay that way for several weeks. We had to wait until the new electrical service was inspected and switched over by Edison so we could then demo the wires, put a header over the window, insulate and then put up the drywall.

The piece of red equipment in the photo is used to lift the drywall onto the ceiling and hold it in place while you screw it in. Since my son, Bob, was working alone it was a good investment. We had three large rooms that needed new ceilings. We’ll sell it later on Craig’s List or in a garage sale.

A scaffold is making the job a little easier.

A scaffold is making the job a little easier.

We also bought scaffolding to minimize time on a ladder. This room has 5 doors and three windows. There was a lot of cutting. Notice the new drywall ceiling. No more ugly ceiling tiles.

South wall

South wall

We’ve gotten into the habit of stopping by the house after my physical therapy sessions. Some days have been too snowy or icy to make the trip possible. I love seeing the progress but wish I could help more. I’m crossing my fingers that I can ditch the crutches after my doctor appointment next Tuesday. I still will not be able to help much, but at least I can drink my tea where I want to, not just where I make it.

BTW- the best outcome of being on crutches was setting up a tea station in the bedroom. With a small electric tea kettle I can make hot tea bedside and enjoy it while I rest upstairs.

Dave inspects the work.

Dave inspects the work.

To see more photos, visit the Before and After Galleries in the side bar. Click on Living Room.

And fresh from yesterday’s emailed photos:

Looks like the primer will go on soon!

Looks like the primer will go on soon!

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