Tag Archives: demo

Cable Craziness

Since the house was previously rented out to 4 college students (1 per bedroom), cable was run in every room. You’d think that was a good thing. I guess it was but it was done in the craziest way. I’m … Continue reading

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Pie in the Sky Hopes

Remember this TO DO list from a few days ago? Yeah. I’m chuckling too. After the fiasco with our lovely risers, I’m remembering the truth I already know. It will always take longer  &/or cost more money than originally expected. With our … Continue reading

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De-Proofed

When we moved in, the front bedroom on the second floor looked like this: Every square inch covered in sound proofing tiles. And when I say every square inch, I mean EVERY square inch (except the floor). They were meticulously … Continue reading

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Jenn & John

Our first non-family additions to the Wall of Awesome*!! Jenn & John came up Tuesday night and helped us tackle the 2nd floor bathroom. That fugly wallpaper was already peeling off. They helped it all the way off. YAY! First … Continue reading

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Review: 1-800-Got-Junk?

Between the 2 rooms of carpet I tore up a couple weeks ago and Saturday’s flooring fest, we have a huge amount of debris in the form of carpet, carpet tiles, and laminate “wood” flooring. Of course there were also … Continue reading

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Clean Slate

Saturday we vanquished the gross flooring the previous owner left us. While I had already ripped up 2 rooms of carpet, there were still several rooms of disgusting left. We chose to divide & conquer. That meant we never really … Continue reading

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Space vs. Historic Accuracy

I’m taking a break from thinking about our garden apartment for a day because I’m currently preoccupied with our 1st (aka parlor) floor. While we were at the house ripping out drywall Monday evening, we met a couple of our … Continue reading

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