Archive for February, 2018

Waterproofed – adventures in rubber paint (Beach house #67)

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

I was so confused for so long when people would talk about a “waterproof membrane.” I thought it was some kind of plastic sheeting or something until I realized it was painted on. How cool is that? It’s like this rubber/plastic paint. It goes on like normal with brush and roller, but it’s thick as peanut butter. […]

Showers up! (Beach house #66)

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

I finished the shower and bath structures! The Durock was pretty easy. Anything I couldn’t cut with a boxcutter came out easily with a sawzall. You can’t puncture the PVC liner with screws, so you can’t use Durock on the shower curb. You have to build it out of metal lathe and mortar instead. I […]

Rocking on (Beach house #65)

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

I got to play with Durock cement board a bit today. It was pretty rewarding actually – not difficult, I didn’t make any bad cuts, and everything fit into place nice and neat. Not bad for a first time ever. By the end of the week (my new deadline for tile prep), I need to […]

New hardwoods (Beach House #64)

Friday, February 16th, 2018

I love putting down new finish flooring. It’s not difficult (usually) and it makes a big difference, fast. Of course in this house there had to be problems here making it suck way worse than it ever should, but even so this was a pretty rewarding phase of the project once I figured out how to […]

Real walls! (Beach house #63)

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The drywall is pretty much done, except for the back bathroom (which is waiting for one final electrician visit to move a junction box). The house is starting to look like a house, and it’s soooooo refreshing. I’m starting to feel like there will be an end to this some day. Living room: Entry to […]

It’s starting to look like a house! (BH #62)

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Josh got me drywallers for Christmas. I am soooo ready for this project to be over – such a huge feeling of relief washed over me when we decided that I wouldn’t have to do the drywall myself. This’ll save me at least a month of labor, I imagine, and I probably wouldn’t do it as well […]

Warm winter coat (BH #61)

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Sorry for the hiatus in posts! I just haven’t been doing anything interesting in the house. Turns out it takes a long time to get all the details of insulation done – did you know you have to caulk between every top plate and bottom plate? Every double stud? Around every window? Plug every single […]