We've been in our house for a little over three years now.
Our contractor built our house to the drywall and then we (meaning he)
did all the finishing. We (he) installed the kitchen and bathroom cabinets,
and the hardwood floor, tiled, finish plumbing, finish electrical,
painted, landscaped, and lots more. Did we save any money doing it ourselves?
I think so, but I'm not sure. The mister and I enjoy working on projects together
so I guess it's been worth it. After awhile you get used to not having things
finished. I hardly noticed all the missing baseboard and door trim.
We are finally getting around to doing some finish carpentry.
The entry wall before...
Plain old drywall.
Getting ready for the paneling...
Paneling going up...
Stuff from the entry stashed in the living room...
Checking out wallpaper books for over the paneling...
This is where I'd like the wallpaper to go...
Paneling still needs to be caulked, painted, and trimmed.
See that cool door on the coat closet? We bought 12 doors from
an old house that was being demolished. Ten dollars each vintage hardware
included. Still needs to be painted. Escutcheons need to be plated.
Feels good getting a few projects started.