Wednesday, March 18, 2009

All in a day's work

Let me start by saying this is a one man, one woman, one mom remodel. You're not going to see anything like a certain very popular lodge remodel that took place earlier in this fine state. We're doing it all and have the bumps, bruises, and cobwebs in our hair to prove it.

See that little tile in the corner. That's where I'm starting. Say good-bye to the drop ceiling.The only thing I'm missing is a hard hat and it might have been a good idea to have one.
What's this? Another ceiling? Hmmm. Interlocking tiles that were stapled to 1 x 4's. Down it comes.
Wanna see a dust goober? This is a healthy one.
The absolute best find of the day...The Daily Oklahoman from July 15, 1959.
Two kinds of ceiling tiles stacked on the floor. Heaven help me. Now I've got to get rid of them.
Here's DH knocking down one of the beams. Go DH! Knock them all down.
More dust goobers. These are kind of spooky.
All of the nonsense has been removed. The plaster is next to come down, but that's a job for tomorrow. I kind of hate to see the pink plaster go, but it's in sad, sad shape.
Here's what the dining room looks like right now. What a mess.Day one is done.


Living on the Spit said...

The environmental professional in me says to get those tiles tested for asbestos before you thow them out! But I am sure that you have that handled.

Looking good so far!!!

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

Yep! Got that handled.

Annie said...

Stack the stuff in the driveway with a "FREE!" sign on it and see how fast if walks off in the middle of the night.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Amazing that you got that all done in one day. When we redid the floors of a Victorian house in CA we found newspapers under the carpet - they used that instead of padding - dated 1919 - wow that carpet had been there a looong time. It was threadbare - no pile at all left on it. The lady who lived in the house before us lived there her entire life - guess she thought if the carpet was good enough for her parents it was good enough for her. She lived there until she was 80.

Have fun!!!!! Nice dust goobers!

AutumnLeaves said...

Ooh! You got an awful lot done in a day! Were you sore last night? It looks awesome though. I was 10 days old when that newspaper was published. I can't wait to follow the progress. I love this kind of stuff! And you are aking it look easy so far, too!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

You go girl! I"m anxious to see what you do with the drop ceiling, we have it alot in our house and I hate it! Can't wait to see day 2!

Mama Koch said...

I remember the guys putting up 2x4's across the plaster and then putting sheetrock on it. I lost a few inches but didn't have to deal with the plaster mess either. It worked for almost 20 years that way and probably held the plaster UP.