Sunday, February 24, 2013

Luke's Office

This is Luke's office.  It does not technically count as a fourth bedroom because it lacks a closet.

In addition to painting the ceiling blue and the walls red the previous owners also splashed soda(?) all over the ceiling.  It then baked on for almost a year before we bought the house.  My mom and grandmother spent hours scrubbing it off.
Last winter I could not handle the oxblood walls any longer.  They sucked all the light out of the room.  I grabbed a bucket of mistint paint and covered the walls.  I didn't have enough to cut the corners but it was still an improvement.  Then I installed a radon mitigation system that involved running a 3" pvc pipe through the office (The pipe is crooked here, I forgot to get a pictures after I fixed it)
The plan was to eventually hide the pipe inside a closet. I framed up a wall that spans the entire length of the room.  The office will have a seven foot long closet on the left.  The right side will be a linen closet opening into the hallway.  The pipe is hidden in the wall between the two closets.  This was my first time framing anything entirely by myself but Luke inspected it when he got home and couldn't find any mistakes.  I guess I must be learning after all.

Once framing was in I hung sheetrock on the open walls and began repairs on the original walls.  Every night after work I put in a few hours fixing those walls.  The PO's really messed them up but I finally got them back to like-new condition and covered everything with a coat of primer.

I painted the room the same grey/green color as the other finished bedrooms

And finally finished (except for the floor, baseboard and closet doors)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been following you for a while and just wanted to delurk to say- you are astonishing. I really love reading about your renovations, just blows my mind that you are doing it whilst working! Keep up the amazing work.
Elissa

Britten said...

Thanks Elissa, I really appreciate the encouragement. I have a lot of work to do in the next few months and can't wait to post more pictures.