More Kitchen Renovation

I’ve been very lazy in my blogging duties – actually I will blame it partly on my daughter’s drama play, prom, graduation, 18th birthday and all the associated activities with getting ready to start college. But I thought I would try to catch up a little.

The last thing I showed you was how Jim added insulation and drywall to the area around the pantry and behind the fridge.

Dry wall 3Dry wall 4

He has continued to be a busy boy. The next project he tackled involved the wall to the left of the opening to the kitchen. The wall needed to be lengthened by about a foot so that there would be room for our china hutch on the kitchen side of the wall. It was also going to be the perfect opportunity for us to get rid of a nasty water stain on the ceiling from a leaky skylight.

Wall extension 2

Jim started off by studding in the extra length on the wall.

Wall extension 1

Then he removed all the old drywall along that wall.

Wall extension 3

wall extension 4

The concrete wall shows that this used to be an exterior wall of the house – apparently the little den was added later. I would love to see some old pictures of this house as it looked when it was originally built!

The next step was to put up the new drywall. Jim built himself a handy jig to hold the upper pieces of drywall until he could screw them into place.

Wall extension 5

And here’s this side with the drywall up.

Wall extension 6

And in my usual DIYADD style (that’s Do-It-Yourself-Attention-Deficit-Disorder), I only took a before picture of the kitchen side of the wall…there’s too much stuff in the way now to get a good after picture. Just imagine – everything that Jim just did on the other side of the wall, he did to this side 🙂

Wall extension 7

More renovation updates to come!

About donnahuebsch

I'm a wife, a mom to an unschooling teenager, an animal lover, an artsy craftsy kind of person, & a DIYer. We're embarking on our BIGGEST do-it-yourself project yet - renovating an entire house!
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