I'm sorry it has been a couple of weeks since I have past updated! Last weekend, although Daniel and I went both Saturday and Sunday, the work we did was small but took forever. Daniel meticulously finished sanding all of the base boards and windows in the living room while I primed everything. Last weekend, my parents and Madeline helped us on Saturday by taking out ALL of the vegetation in the front yard. It looks much better now! Also, Daniel moved the asbestos.
I feel like we got a LOT more done this weekend. The men started on the bar, the women took out the kitchen flooring. We also started emptying out the garage, and found things such as an old fashioned hair dryer, a wheelchair, molds for sculptures, yarn, Bridge supplies, and 50th anniversary memorabilia (must have been my great grandparents).
This is the wallpaper that was under all of the asbestos. Must be at least 50 years old! BTW, we covered it with drywall (see the next picture). The men put dry wall over what used to be built in book shelves. When we took out the shelves, there was just asbestos and wood. It looks so much better now!
Nanette and I took out most of the flooring in the kitchen (there is still some under the cabinets). It was very hard to take out, but I sure felt strong doing it! We found at least 3 different layers of old tile under the laminate rocks. One layer was even laminate wooding- and it was glued over the real wooding! We will put tile over this once our bathroom is done being remodeled.
The wall the men cut out! It looks wonderful now- the house seems so much larger and more open! Poor Mason nearly got a concussion- the wood fell on his head!
We still need to add a frame and molding to the bar, plus a counter. I can't wait to see the finished product!
We had so much help this weekend! Thank you Nanette, David, Mason, Justin, Kristen, Brandee, Aunt Cindy, Andy and Memaw! We also had some visitors- thank you Gigi and Pawpaw for stopping by to look at the house!
Ohhh, funny story! I had kinfolk stop by on Saturday whom I had never met! My dad's cousin Bubba, who he hasn't seen since he was ten, drove by the house to see if my aunt Kathryn still lived there! It was interesting meeting him and explaining to him how we are buying and renovating the home. Diane and Kathryn told me I would always have visitors at this house, and I guess they were right!