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After Day 6

Getting it done, baby! Extra joists are up in the attic, all temporary support walls are down, and it’s time to move on to lighting, drywall, and paint. Tomorrow my newest brother Mike and I are gonna hit Home Depot for some lighting hardware, and he’s gonna have his crew rip the whole thing on Friday. After that will be drywall, which takes about a week.

Then it’ll be time to paint, doing the whole place in the starkest, snowiest, most sterile flat white available. Starting with a clean, fresh canvas. In more ways than one. An appropriate backdrop for what’s to come.

Maybe I should turn it into a paint party. Wing a batch of salsa. Throw on some steaks. Flow the Tecate. Wanna come?

1339 remodel Day 6

1339 remodel Day 6

1339 remodel Day 6

1339 remodel Day 6

1339 remodel Day 6

1339 remodel Day 6

1339 remodel Day 6

1339 remodel Day 6

1339 remodel Day 6

1339 remodel Day 6

1339 remodel Day 6

11 comments… add one
  • winni August 29, 2007, 10:02 pm

    this is hot, jace! i’m happy for you. rock on, win

  • cbj August 29, 2007, 10:15 pm

    lookin’ good. would love to come for the tecate and wings session. btw – i’m really good at the “the couch should go there” part of it. mind you, i can’t actually move anything or do construction, but i did consult for four seasons on “queer eye for the straight guy”. holla?

  • vincenzo August 29, 2007, 10:32 pm

    man, that’s coming together nice. cameras are deceptive; i can’t get any idea of how big those rooms are, ‘cos in each pic they appear to be a different size. you got about 1500 sq ft under that roof?

  • jaced.com August 30, 2007, 7:17 am

    Just under 1000 square feet. Now that the walls are gone, it’s probably right around that. But it feels more like 1500 now. With the walls there, it felt like 500.

    Once the demo was cleaned up, I noticed how deceiving *walls* are. Now that they’re gone, there are long diagonal views from every part of the place. Layers of dimensions, giving the eye so many more places to go on the z-axis. This is gonna get really cool with lighting.

    Moral of the project: Tear down the walls. If you can’t see something, you’ll never feel the need to use it.

  • Margaret Freeman August 30, 2007, 9:17 am

    Your whole project is awesome. I can’t wait to see the finished product!!

  • Ner August 30, 2007, 10:22 am

    Jace Vila!

  • pabs carlos August 30, 2007, 3:04 pm

    Jeez! Look at that! It’s like a whole place! I can’t believe it. Breathing space for days. I would love hang and knock back a few TKTs! Good job.

  • Myk Now Myk August 30, 2007, 10:01 pm

    Lookin’ Good Bro!

    A whole new house!

  • Pudge September 1, 2007, 8:22 am

    Lookin good! except for the geek with the camera of course. 😉

  • Joe Austin September 6, 2007, 10:24 pm

    Looks like it worked out great. I went thru a horrible Divorce a few years back. Nothing like starting new! Good for you Jace! By the way I resigned from Law Enforcement after the “D” and now I help run a door / window / remodel company … I LOVE the pole idea … I will have to make the drive to Pedro and chalk it up to “marketing ideas” let me know when the poles are going to be in use because I am sure I will have to inspect the structural integrity of said item before I can market the idea to other clients…HAHAHA

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