Insulation - the cat kept sneaking up here to sleep in the insulation then would itch like crazy all day.
Mike hates small spaces - but he suffered in the little space over the kitchen in order to get the last of the insulation in.
Pink Panther insulation installed - drywall next!
The little cubby on the left is a built-in shelf for shoe storage and the door on the right provides access to the eaves, if needed.
Over the fourth of July weekend the drywallers arrived to finish the insulation, install, tape and mud drywall, and finally to put a light orange peel texture on all the walls. They finished on Sunday afternoon, at which point Mike and I, along with sister Susanna who graciously volunteered to come help us paint, jumped right into the project.
Susanna masterfully taped with her trusty "green frog" tape.
A coat of Kilz
We managed to finished priming upstairs on Sunday afternoon.
Photo from the top of the stairs - closets on the right.
And we got almost two coats on the walls by Monday evening!
Mike made sure that there were lots of electrical outlets so that we can arrange our furniture in a variety of configurations.
These closets are 3x the size of my current one downstairs.
The large alcove will be where our sink goes and the small alcove to the right will be built-in shelves.
We've got carpet installation scheduled for next week, then we get to work on the baseboards and window trim - the end is in sight! While this work was going on upstairs we also had contractors in to patch all the holes we put in the wall downstairs when we redid the electrical. They patched, then floated and textured the walls to give them a consistent finish. Susanna got primer and one coat of paint on those walls by the end of day Monday, then continued her generosity by extending her train ticket home by one day so that she could put the last coat on the walls on Tuesday while Mike and I were at work.