Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Drywall Dust

Drywall dust gets everywhere. It moves across the floor and clings and wiggles itself into the cracks of our bamboo. It coats our bathroom tiles in a thin layer of fine white grains and as it settles, it drifts further and further down the stairs into the basement.

But drywall dust means progress. Drywall dust means smooth walls, and mudded cracks. Drywall dust means the shape of a closet. Drywall dust means another paint colour to choose, another room ready for a smooth dark floor, ready for white trim and white doors.

I don’t mind getting dusty, living dusty, as long as that dust holds so much significance.

Mudding and sanding the master bedroom. There's a few patch jobs to be done yet and some serious lack of insulation to be taken care of sometime -- hopefully before the winter and with minimal disruption and damage -- but it's coming along beautifully, gorgeously, inspiringly. (No, inspiringly is not a word. I made it up. I'm the next Shakespeare, I guess.)


  1. Oh my gosh. The dust. We have plaster walls, and that dust is unbelievable. UNBELIEVABLE. I can't believe how far it can travel no matter how hard we try to contain it. But hurray for progress!!

  2. I just found your blog last night while I was looking for design ideas for MY 600 sq ft home. It is very cool that you are doing this and you have come along way. At first I didn't realize you were in Toronto, but now I think you might be in the same neighbourhood as me.
    It is great that people like you are taking the time to restore/repair houses in this city.
    Best of luck on your project.

  3. @Amelora

    Hi Amelora.

    It's always nice to meet fellow Torontonians! You'd be surprised how many home and design bloggers come from TO actually. Click through my blogroll and you'll find a good number. Hopefully we'll get to the small space design and decorating stuff for you in approximately September when we actually move upstairs.

    Thanks for reading and commenting!