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Entries in demolition (4)

Tuesday
Mar202012

Demolition!

Oh, hey. I just accidentally hit this wall with a giant sledgehammer.

More to come. Watch this space.

Wednesday
Mar142012

Guess What?

Today I bought this.

And this.

And this.

Oh yes, and soon to be ordered: THIS.

The second bathroom reno -- and last room in our house that needs reno-ING -- is happening, people. Demolition starts Saturday. Come over and rage on some tile with that sledgehammer. I'll buy the beer.

Friday
Mar262010

Bathroom Addition: Reno

You guys, I'm no hero. I'm just an ordinary citizen who is adding a bathroom to her house while her teenage daughter has been in the hospital with a kidney infection for 2 days. Wait, I am TOTALLY a hero. Workmen wait for no one, not even people who have to spend the night on hospital cots. The improvements continue apace. To wit: 1. Here is the original closet (check that wallpaper!). The other closet is behind the wall they knocked out to make the whole bathroom. img_0615 2. Yesterday (please note plumber's butt). img_0628 3. And this morning. img_0633 4. A shot of the new closet that's being built to replace the original closet(s). Y'all, they are making me CUSTOM METAL HANDLES for the doors. Can you EVEN? img_0625 This one's for Erin, who needed some proof that I am not a decorating superhero. Our dining room. It has looked like this all week. Today, it looks worse. You're welcome. img_0631 Thank you for all of your kind words on Twitter and elsewhere. The patient is feeling much better today, and I think we'll all be home by Sunday. Hooray!

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Monday
Mar222010

Bathroom Addition: Demo

This morning, Mad's room looked like this: img_0609 and now it looks like this: img_0619 and our guest/TV room looked like this (with all the furniture removed, please ignore the purple walls that are going away ASAP): img_0612 and now it looks like this: img_0617 ...and that big hole was once two adjacent closets -- one in the guest room, and one in Madeleine's room -- that will soon be a second bathroom. One we've been waiting for and wanting for a long, long time. Ever since Sars came to visit and our one bathroom flooded. Over the weekend. On a Sunday. PS. It's Sars's birthday today. Happy birthday, Sars! We got you a new bathroom. I'll keep you updated on the progress as it happens. Our contractor has told us it should take 3 to 4 weeks but things are moving so fast I think it will be done sooner. I may or may not be able to show you after pictures, depending on whether a) I've died from the stress of half our belongings being in the dining room or b) I fall into a hole or c) contractual obligations. What the hell am I talking about? I'll tell you later. Yay!

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