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04 December 2013

The walls come tumblin' down

Indeed. Here's the before:

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That's a drawing of Sharon on the left that Maddy did about 3 years ago; a collaborative project of Katie's & Rusty's from several years ago on the right. Until last week, there was a tall Globe Wernicke Art-Mission bookcase between them.

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I'm really glad we placed those recessed lights correctly for this project that, at the time, we had no clue was coming.

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The plan was for three french hens doors (I couldn't banish the thought of Harvey Wallbangers this morning, either) but, alas, and as adamant as I'd like to be, measurements and, more importantly, duct work, dictates that it will only be two.

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Or an inch taken off of each side of all three doors in order for them to fit. The one on the right? Someone lopped off a big hunk at the top and then crudely stuck it back on... so that one will be eliminated. I don't know -- I go back and forth. I really wanted three doors. These are 1st World/Old House problems. There will be some reconfiguring.

Meanwhile...

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I think that gypsum board was scented -- it was very perfume-y.

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I was in charge of clean up.

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And the views!! Trippy. We've never ever.

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Naturally, there are artifacts! It's one of my favorite parts of remodeling an old house.

From the quality of the work, it's been decided that the original doors were removed and the hole closed up a) in a hurry and/or b) begrudgingly. It's the poorest workmanship we've seen here... and we've seen a lot!  :)

Stay tuned!

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Comments

I am pleased and impressed that Rusty wore a dust mask! and that y'all had the foresight to cover everything BEFORE your started. We would have done it all backwards and had a huge mess.

what a difference it's going to make! so much light!

I can't wait to see it finished - what a great idea this is.

The whole house will be transformed by this change. The doors will be back where they belong and you'll be loving it!

Wow!! That is really going to open up your house! I also love house artifacts. We have our own collection of stuff we've found in walls during remodeling, from a 1942 diary and many pharmaceutical bottles to a rather large collection of 30s and 40s semi-pornographic magazines stuffed inside a bathroom wall!

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