Night of the Living Demo

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Well, it’s demo city over at the farm house. For starters we had to remove so much crap/trash the former owners left as well as just tear out some disgusting bathrooms and ‘enhanced features’ that were growing/rotting/squating all over the property.  That 30ft roll-off was packed to the gills. “Don’t let it go over the top!” Lois said 10 million times. And by jove we didn’t let the trash go over the top.

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Since I decided I would do a little refresh on the bathroom, things have gotten out of hand.  There will be a true transformation post about the bathroom in about a week, by the way.  This is a photo of me in my gas mask as I sanded, poured Xstripper all over the cabinet and tried to remove 5 layers of paint. 2 base coats were lead… AWESOME.

Here is the before of my ‘en suite’ aka the corner of a bedroom. Notice the lovely blue color scheme. The creepy  bathroom  was added into this bedroom in the 90s.  There was no water-proofing, no prep, and no attention to what a bathroom that is not supposed to be in a bedroom would do long-term.

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The hardwoods have massive holes in them from the shower drain and the toilet fitting.  Not to mention they are all warped and swollen from years of being under peel-and-stick linoleum. The plaster wall is ruined due to the hammer hole plumbing insert method they used.  It is the epitome of what someone who had zero money and had just enough knowledge about something would do. AKA homeowner’s special.

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Here is me in the bathroom again, because I worked on ‘refreshing’ the room with some new paint, I also decided we needed to redo all the caulking which led to sanding down the rusty window and repainting that too.  In fact, there was so much cleaner used it lightened my hair substantially lol 😉 26011364146_93c8378ac4_z

Ah and now the piece de resistance! The downstairs bathroom…. One of the creepiest, ill fit and just disgusting bathrooms I’ve ever seen, let alone owned.  Lightbulb in the shower? CHECK. Carpet? CHECK.  The well system is actually that cut out hole you see in the right of the bottom right comparison photo.  You could sit on the toilet and work on the well system…. efficient for sure…. That well system will be moved out into the new utility room now that the bathroom has been 86’ed from the layout.  Eventually we will put another bathroom in the basement where there is enough space to actually have one, but for now just having the appropriate space to work on the well system or that ejector pump.

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We still don’t have running water at the house, but hopefully that will be fixed very soon.  Thanks former home owner for breaking the pressure switch and jet pump the night before closing! Appreciate you!

Then on to electrical work to see what fun we can have next!

More updates to come… and more before and afters of the yard… DUN DUN DUN!

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2 thoughts on “Night of the Living Demo

  1. I own an old house and though unique, requires a bit of maintenance from time to time. I’ve just ripped out 30 year-old carpeting, filled plaster cracks with spackle, caulked around trim, and primed all the walls. Now, I finally get to add new paint to my newly anointed sewing room. Good luck and have fun on making a house your home.

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