The dust hasn't really settled yet (we have a bit more to demo this week), but I managed to snap a few pictures to show you the chaos on the 2nd floor. The picture above shows our two front bedrooms (you can see through the wall now!). This space will one day become a master bedroom and bath (plus closet!).
This is what the space looked like when we moved into the house... I know what you're thinking. I was sad to lose that beautifully sponge-painted wall too.
Here is another wall in this bedroom...
This is what it looks like today!
And, this space? The 2nd floor landing...
now looks like this...
Here are some other shots of the wreckage... It has to get worse before it gets better, right?
This ceiling still has to come out in this space... this is the landing looking up towards the 3rd floor.
Fabulous knob and tube wiring. You're jealous, right?
Remember this room?
Here it is now... the boards still need to be carried down to the dumpster.
Hello, Load Bearing Wall...
The floor joists, from the 3rd floor, being supported by the brick frame.
Remember the drawer liners on our 3rd floor ceiling? Those were pretty chic, right?
Well, they are finally gone! Every last 12" square of them.
And, now the 3rd floor ceiling looks like this! I snapped this picture while standing on the 2nd floor landing. Loving my new peaked ceiling!
So, that's it for now.
Thanks for all of the support you guys. The comments, the emails, they mean a lot to me. This house is a monster project and I hope we can finish the renovations before we die-- there is so much to do! And, it's easy to get bummed out living in an old house that doesn't work, sleeping in the first floor living room, half of the electrical outlets aren't working, you're walking through demolition zones to get to the shower... yeah. So, I really appreciate all of the kind words! It will be fabulous when it's finished... we just need to keep at it!