It had layers of drywall, 5 layers of wallpaper and lath and plaster and of course 500 - 800 pounds of saw dust in the walls. Not to mention awful floors - a combination of wood and linoleum. Scary wiring and zero closet space.
|Pretty wild wallpaper!|
|Look at that dust!|
Having demo'ed our office we knew that we were prepared to pay for a crew to demo. It is a messy, heavy and all around terrible job. Two strapping guys demoed three walls and it took them 8 hours!
Obviously I'm thrilled with the results. Not so much with the fine layer of dust covering everything our entire house!
|The Culprit - Knob and Tube|
|How scary does this look?|
The demo crew also accidentally ripped one of the live knob and tube wires out and all the lights in our hall and stairs stopped working.
Renovation during the summer = limited contractors even for a designer. So the crew can't come back until August. In the meantime we plan on tearing out the 1950's hardwood, fixing all the electrical and doing our own insulation and vapour barrier. Hopefully all in time for the August drywallers!
I have faith that this room will look beautiful when all is said and done, I just keep picturing my inspiration photos.
|My inspiration - SR Design|
|I love the hit of Brass|
|I can't decide on how much trim to do in our room, but I do love it!|