Over time, the patch-the-ceiling project moved down our list of things to do. After all, I think I was the only one bothered by it and we had more important things to tend to. A few people had volunteered to fix it on their time and dime, but life gets busy and it just didn't happen. We were really close to getting the job done with the last volunteer, but it just couldn't come together. But now I had a vision in my mind of having this job done. So, I decided I would do it myself. My brother-in-law lovingly told me that I couldn't do it myself...not in a condescending, you're a girl, kinda way. But, more like in a realistic, you've never hung dry wall before kinda way. He was right, of course, but telling me I can't do something is pretty much the same as telling me to run and do it immediately.
As with any project that I take on, I become like the pig in the story If You Give a Pig a Pancake...if I'm going to fix the ceiling, then I'm going to want a new light fixture. If I want a new fixture, I'm going to want to move it 2 feet to the left (or right depending on where you're standing). If I'm adding a new fixture, the walls should get a fresh coat of paint. If I paint the walls, I'm going to have to paint the baseboards and doors, too. While I'm painting the closet door, I should fix the latch that prevents it from closing the whole way...and so on....
With the helpful advice of my father-in-law, I finished the project!!! Hip hop hooray!!! I love it so much! It's like breathing new life into our home!!! And I learned a bunch of new skills...using a drywall bit, wiring, using a reciprocating saw!!! I love it all!
|I added molding to cover the seam of the new dry wall.|
|See how the closet door is a wee bit open? Made me crazy!!!|
|I was laying on the floor looking up for this view point. The smaller hole is where the old light fixture hung.|
|It's so clean...and the closet door shuts!!|