Monday, May 3, 2010

Renovation … Day 1

A few weeks back I posted how our office was taken over by termites and Wayne had to tear off the sheet rock to find where they came in and made a huge mess doing it. Today the contractor started and sent in the wood working people – actually just one gentleman who worked like crazy and got things done so much faster than I was expecting. He did things today that I didn’t think were going to be addressed until later this week.

Before they got here this morning I understood that they were only going to be working in the old office, replacing the studs that were damaged so this is what my living room looked like. Granted we got rid of most of the bigger items but it was NOT ready for a make-over.


And the dining room has all of the furniture and stuff from all of the rooms that have been emptied to be worked on. I can’t wait to see this on done.


Then look who showed up out of the blue this morning.


MR. JOSH. Of course he was a great help when it came to getting the rest of the furniture out of the living room. He was in town to go to BuzzFest with a friend and decided that he wanted to come see me this morning to surprise me. It was good but he was not happy with the truths that he was given. I guess that is what happens when it is time to grow up.

IMG_3237 Check out the black hair (ick). I mentioned that it didn’t exactly inspire warm fuzzy feelings in me.

Termite Damage in the office:

Before: After:

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New studs in the wall


Powder Room Renovations:

We have been working on this for months and we are finally almost done. We needed to just finish the crown molding…which this beast of a carpenter put in today. Ignore the crazy woman in the mirror and just look at the coolest paint job and awesome black vanity and mirror.

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added Molding – it will look much better when it and the ceiling are painted a clean crisp white.


The Fireplace:


Mantle I really really hate this mantle. I don’t like the white brick, the “toe stubber” on the floor and…well you get the idea right.



After Tear-Down


IMG_3265 New AC Duct work – since we are putting in a new pony wall they had to move the air condition register over so that this new wall would fit.

Tomorrow we are getting the carpenters back as well as getting the electricians in order to put in the new lights, wiring and move light switches to walls that make more sense.

Other photos of today:


Josh’s father sent him an old musketball shotgun for his re-enactment days that are coming up in June. Josh is more interested in clubbing someone in the head with it than actually having to take the time to load it. With as heavy as it is I tend to agree with him.

Our Backyard


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1 comment:

  1. Wicked pictures! Very cool and can't wait to see the finished project!