So, it is Wednesday of week #1 in the house. It is looking rough in there, let me tell you. There is a tub in my living room, metal shelving lying all over the dining room, and a British cat teapot peeking out from one of the kitchen cabinets.
The bathroom has been torn to bits, here is its previous state of being. It took all of 2 hours. As you can see from the pics, the vanity and medicine cabinet were simply hideous, and that shower…well, it looked like Whitney died in there. Sorry. Inappropriate.
As Rob tore everything out, I carted it out to his truck and filled it up to the brim.
We found a newspaper from 1970 in there. An 8 minute oil change cost $3.95 back then. We also found totally shoddy structure work and even more 60s wallpaper, along with black mold on the underside of the tub.
The closet pic here is the master bedroom closet. I am determined to make it a totally functional space and am trying to figure out the best way to do that. If you have ideas, let me know.
The little paneled room with the outside door is my mudroom/laundry room. After the bathroom is finished, the paneling will be torn down and replaced with white bead board and the drop ceiling will be taken down and replaced with drywall. I’m still deciding on what to do with the floor.
Tonight we tore out the vanity, which required us going under the house to loosen one of the pipes. While we were in the crawl space I found that the previous owners were collectors of those heavy blue glass things that used to go on telephone poles. They’re all dusty, but I’m going to clean them up and they’ll look lovely somewhere in the house. I also found two small old wooden boxes and some ancient old vice that would surely fetch at least $10 on the Antiques Road Show. Back to the vanity…we ended up having to cut the water supply off at the street, loosen some fittings, pull the vanity off, and reattach the fittings. I ended up screaming out the front door to Rob in the street because one of the fittings started spraying water. The neighbors probably think I’m insane.
There was also some lovely black mold under the toilet, so that part of the floor is going to be replaced and Rob said it was a good thing we’re pulling the toilet out now, or that might have had to be done later on.
All in all, a good night. Tomorrow we’re going to buy materials so Rob can build the wall out for the tub and shower. I am so excited! I can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s done. And finally, my bed!!!!!! The Erin Cute As A Button bed from World Market. So fun to see it waiting for a mattress and a nap. I hope the cats don’t decide to tear it to bits once they get in there.
Well, that is my update. Much love, and more to come!!!