Sunday, February 15, 2015
Downstairs Demolition Begins...
We have lived in our home now for 17 years. My how the time has flown. We have updated the upstairs extensively. We have updated the outdoors extensively. However the downstairs not so much. Now is the time. This is the entry from the garages and Mr. C's "Toybox" where he builds his beloved projects. The tile is fine (yes it is mauve). The carpet is not so fine (it too is mauve). It gets cleaned constantly but the grease is getting harder to clean off. Mr. C has to travel this length to get to the bathroom at the right of this hall.
So here is Mr. C removing all the baseboards from the hall and bathroom. This is a nightmare job due to the builder using a nail gun with 3 inch nails with far too many in very little pieces of board. Yup! Lots of broken boards and a very nasty time-consuming job for Mr. C.
Mr. C is being very patient and hard-working but the boards are not cooperating. Looks like we'll be buying lots of new baseboards for replacing. All this tile and carpet will be replaced with a lovely porcelain tile. It will be so much easier to keep clean.
Here is the bathroom we are gutting. The vanity is 7 feet long and in perfect condition however we are replacing it with a new custom 7 foot vanity. Why? This one only has one sink. We will be putting in two sinks as it should have been done in the original build. We will keep the tub and shower and toilet configuration but all this tile will be gone. New green board will be installed too.
I neglected to get a photo before these "ugly" glass doors were removed from the tub/shower. I have never liked these and have wanted them gone forever.
This is the view from the tub. Hopefully this demolition will not bring too many extra surprises and will be done this week. Mr. C is very hands on and will be doing most of the work. Too bad Mr. C didn't give me a gallon of paint and a new shower curtain years ago when I asked to "upgrade" this bathroom. It would have been so much simpler and way less expensive. Afterall this is the guest bathroom and very seldom gets used. I am looking forward to the transformation.
Prayers for our world that is saddened with more killings. Thankfully my friends in Denmark are safe. Warmth and Prayers for all those in Snow overload areas.
February is half over and we are moving on to the next holiday and creative swaps. I honestly don't like to rush my days. I am dragging my feet on beginning St. Patricks Day and green clovers. However it will be here faster than I will be prepared so on that note...I am off to the studio soon. Creative Bliss My Friends...