St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
Photocopy c. 2013 Jamie Laubacher

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Project

Our attic project is shaping up.  It’s taken more time than we had hoped, but should be completed in approximately two weeks, maybe three.  Probably just in time for our oldest son to start get settling in for his third year of college.  Part of the attic will serve as his art studio, as he just needed more space to spread out.  It just made sense to give him the entire attic as his art studio and bedroom.  His old room will become our bedroom, finally after a time of mom and dad being room-less in this house.  Still, it was worth the sacrifice and wait, as our house has been long paid for and we are trying to live as economically as possible. 
I will post more updated photos as my daughter uploads them later.  All the electric and insulation is complete; drywall and finishing touches are next.  I have old newsprint Mickey Mouse wallpaper, and some traditional stripe wall paper arriving soon, and I have been sealing up the wooden stair case (10 steps long), and the landing of the attic for a nice entry way look.  It’s hard to believe this attic, has a full walk up staircase and is approximately 436 square feet. 
Old drywall, yuk!! glad to see it go!             Drywall gone
atticolddrywall                     atticdrywallgone
Chimney sealed & painted                        Stairs leading up to spaciousness
atticchimneypainted                         atticstairs
I will post more current pics when I return later today, as my daughter gets them uploaded, such as fully insulated, and stairs sealed with polyurethane.
-------Here's More:

New Insulation and couple views




2 comments:

Megan@TrueDaughter said...

Looks pretty awesome! He's going to love it!

Home School Mom: Denise said...

Thanks Megan, I think so! It's been a job but it will be well worth all the work!