Do you call it sheetrock? Or do you call it drywall? Or maybe you refer to it as gypsum board?
We should take a poll.
Either way, my darling boy toy took the kitchen and was able to finish installing the drywall (that’s what we call it) in a jiffy. This is another episode of OPERATION HEART OF THE HOME: We now have walls edition. Before it looked like this…
Well, before I had a chance to assign more chores or take any proper during photos, the drywall was up.
Jer had to frankenstein it a bit because of the way the cabinets and undermount lighting were…but in the end, creating a center seam made it so he could squeeze the ends of the stiff-very-non-bendy boards up behind the bottoms of the cabinets and down behind the countertops.
Random photo….Will asked if I could take a picture of him. More specifically he asked “Mommy, take picture….me…eggs?” What can I say…the kids loves eggs. And yes, every time he sits on the counter, he has to put his hands on his knees. I freak out on him if his hands ever leave the knees. Now, once he turns three…it’s on like donkey kong. He’s gotta learn to make his own eggs. Three year olds in the Amazon are making their own fire…and mommy wants some over-easy in bed!
Back to the drywall. It’s really necessary to put up your drywall and sink the screws correctly. That’s my only tip for today. Google it and you can read all about it. Also, a serrated drywall knife is your best friend.
Here’s a couple pics of the night Jer finished…you can see where the studs are located because that is where the screws are attaching the drywall. Also, we decided that we were not going to mud any of the seams for this area since it was all going to be tiled over. Some folks might wanna take that extra step but we chose not to just because I am overly confident in my tiling skills. Probably falsely confident but hey…fake it till you make it. unless it involves bacon. never. ever. fake. bacon.
So let’s do a quick recap of this super short post. Jer drywalled. Will loves eggs. bam-done.
And now we must plan for the next post to discuss one of my favorite parts about this kitchen…shopping for backsplash tile. oh baby oh baby oh. it was heavenly. like a glittery neon rainbow Justin Beiber poster to a tween girl. Seriously Beibs…that’s illegal.