The last couple of days have been spent doing laundry and home clean-up. I have this weird OCD need to re-wash every piece of clothing from our suitcases even if the item is clean. I think it goes back to my camping/backpacking days because things just get dusty during traveling. And when the hubs batches it for 26 days, well, his idea of clean and mine are completely different, so the kitchen got a pretty good cleaning as did one bathroom so far.
There's still lots to do as Marty was working on that sewing room of mine. He scraped off the ceiling texture, replaced drywall on the ceiling; he removed drywall on the two exterior walls and added fiberglass insulation and re-applied drywall; he also sprayed the ceiling for a knock-down texture effect and a light spray on the walls. All of this generated a ton of dust throughout the house as he didn't (seemingly so) put up a plastic barrier at the door.
|The stash closet; notice the dust that filtered in - I will have to vacuum with the hose attachment to get the dust out of here, there's way too much fabric in there to rewash it all.|
|This is the wall that normally is my design wall.|
|This is one of the the two walls where the drywall was replaced after installing insulation. Window is still taped.|
|This is the other exterior wall. Cabinets and a small desk will cover this wall.|
|And the fourth wall showing the entry doorway and the stash closet door. I had asked that he tape plastic to the closet doorway before closing it and doing all the work. I guess he missed that request ;/|
|The flooring that was under the carpet, and after all the ceiling and wall spraying which splotched it all over. I had suggested we just clean it well, paint and seal over the paint and I'd be happy, and at such time we sell, we could re-carpet it.|
|A closeup of one of the 1966 era tiles, they only measure about 9"x 9". Not bad really, neutral coloration with a bit of striation. I'd have even been happy with that with just a good sealant / varnish? over it.|
As you can see, there's still a lot to do and it's likely going to take weeks or months. In part because there isn't much I can do until the ceiling issue is resolved, I could then paint the ceiling and walls after dusting them. Then I need to decide what to put on the floor. I don't want ceramic or clay tile, and I don't want carpet. We may go with just a linoleum and use some throw rugs if needed. The room is only 9.5 x 10. What would you put on your floors? I'm patiently (?) awaiting the finish of this room, not only for quilting, but for genealogy too, and to just get things organized and back into the room that are now taking up space elsewhere throughout the upstairs.