Wednesday, June 30, 2010

(Another) Demo Day!

We have spent this past weekend prepping our 2nd floor for demolition.  And, today is Demo Day!  I am so exicted!  Unlike the 3rd floor (whose floorplan will remain the same), the 2nd floor is changing...  we are opening up the landing by knocking out part of a wall, we are expanding the master suite and adding a bathroom.  So, the configuration of rooms will be different.  I can't wait to see the space down to the studs.

In preparation for this tear out, we labeled the trim (so we will know where it goes when it's time to put it back in the rooms), and then we removed the trim.  We killed the electrical (safety first!), removed light fixtures, ripped up the carpeting on the stairs and the landing to reveal fabulous hardwood floors underneath (yay!).  Then, every inch of floor was covered with industrial grade plastic and then covered in builder's paper.  Plastic was hung on every exterior wall to protect windows and window trim from dust and debris (the exterior walls will be left alone since the plaster was applied directly to the brick).  Once we get the space down to the studs, we will rewire the house (at a cost I am dreading), insulate and put up drywall.  And then maybe, we can move our bedroom out of the family room, into our upstairs bedroom, and live in the house like semi-normal people.  That would be nice.

This is what one bedroom (our future master closet and bathroom!) looked like this morning... all prepped and ready for demo.


This is what the room looked like when we moved in...



A few extra shots of the 2nd floor, prior to demolition... as you can see, some of these pictures were taken before all of the trim was removed.








It's going to get pretty dusty this afternoon!

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12 comments:

ashlina {the decorista} said...

so exciting. looks great! :)

RLG said...

So exciting. I've never met anyone else who gets excited about walls coming down! You can see the possibilities. Cannot wait to see more pictures. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

kay* said...

i am so envious of what a fabulous house this is! even in it's current state the potential is so evident. you're lucky you could 'see' what a gem it was. lucky you!

Amanda Bevington said...

I'M SO EXCITED!!!! I can't wait to see what happens next! It's going to be fabulous!!! xo, A

In the Tweeds said...

How fun! Can't wait to see the progress! We're on the tail end of our renovation - I hope yours goes quickly!

Kate said...

Wow! I've never attempted a project even close to this scale. Your vision and hard work are inspiring. I'm eager to see the end result!

Maggie Rose said...

Ah, this is so much fun to read! I can't wait to someday buy a place and pull out the sledgehammers! Has my boy a little worried, I think ;) So for now, I live vicariously through you!

Milk and Honey Home said...

How exciting!!! We went through this last winter. I bet all you dream about is decorating these rooms!

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Wha? You mean you're getting rid of that AWESOME wallpaper? I'm going through the same thing in my old victorian farmhouse. Except with two little kids. I think I scream "DON'T PUT THAT IN YOUR MOUTH!" in my sleep.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I love a demo day! Tearing down and redesigning is my favorite aspect of my work. I just love to see the vision go from paper (or imagination) to real, actual spaces. I am so excited to follow your project from this point forward. Very fun!

Jennifer said...

you are one brave lady!! I can't wait to see it finished -- know it's going to look great!!

thanks for all the kind words on my blog and twitter!!!! really, really appreciate it.

paula said...

how exciting! Can't wait to see the after as i am sure you are too:)

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