Today’s muddin’ was on the drywall. About a week ago my mom and I were talking about everything that needs to happen in the kitchen. She said, “So, when the drywall is hung, then what?” …cricket… cricket… “Uhh… Jeremy!!! What happens after the drywall is up?” His response, “Tape and mud.” But it wasn’t until today that I learned what that meant.
Once the seams are taped you slap on some “mud,” which looks identical to the stuff the orthodontist used in my teeth mold trays, only this stuff doesn’t taste like bubble gum. The mud has to dry, then you sand down the joints and mud it up all over again.
Apparently it takes a few coats. THEN (Mom, are you paying attention?) it’s time to paint! That’s when the real fun begins.
It turns out that Jeremy’s parents LOVED working with me so much last weekend, they’re coming up for another dose of “Renovation Jenni” again this weekend.
Our goal is to have the kitchen finished and get some work done in the new bathroom. Since plumbing is complete up there, it’s time to hang drywall and “pour the shower pan.” (I’ll let you know what that means after this weekend.)
Until then, it’s time to conduct my first poll. I found granite for a ridiculously low price. It’s even a little cheaper than the butcher block counter tops! Time to decide.