Guest House, Finishing Stage

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! I hope you are all doing well! It looks like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel, as some States start’s Phase One, opening up businesses. Dale and I are still doing our part by continuing to self isolate ourselves. We look forward to the day when we can gather again with friends and family! I feel we’ll appreciate it more!

Today I wanted to show you the start of the finishing stage to our guest house! Yay! Believe me we are so happy to be done with the construction phase of this project! Still lots to do! But on the downhill! Ha-ha! During this stage of our DIY project we plan to paint the ceiling, walls and add strips to cover the seams on the wall for a board and batten look. We will also add wood baseboards and trim around the door.

Dale is patching the screws with Spackle, before he applies paint to the walls.

The house paint we’ve chosen is “Aesthetic White,” Valspar Signature Paint. We painted the inside of our home with this shade and I absolutely love it! It’s the perfect shade of white, not too cold, just the right amount of warmth!

One coat of paint was applied to the ceiling and two coats to the wall.

The material we used for the wall strips is Hardboard Tempered Panel.

We ripped two inch strips to cover the wall seams. I applied one coat of paint to the strips before installing

Dale used 5/8 interior plywood and ripped into 3 1/2 inches for the baseboard. He stained the wood trim before installing.

Below we are installing the strips to all the seams, which have one coat of paint. Second coat of paint will be applied once all the strips are installed.

Installing the stained wood trim around the door.

Caulking is always a must for any type of home build.

We installed strips to all four corners of the room.

Wow! Looks wonderful! To complete the wall we will paint one final coat to the strips.

We are near finishing! Stay tune, more to come!

Picture below taken at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas. (Spring 2019)

Indian Blanket

Stay safe and stay well, until next time, Elizabeth

2 thoughts on “Guest House, Finishing Stage

  1. Fast and easy way to cover those drywall seams, looks great! Will have to save idea if a new project comes up that could be useful. Can hardly wait to see the finish results and your special taste of decorating…
    glad you both are doing great. I’ve been “Sheltering In” here in Michigan going on my 43rd day. Have groceries delivered by son, haven’t seen grandchildren, am sewing masks all day trying to do my part. Pray all stays well….continue on with your “Tiny House.”


  2. Wow! You are both working so hard! So nice you can do everything the way you want & have the finishes that you like. Looking forward to the final reveal.
    Stay well and safe.


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