Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Demo/Reno Day 1

Day 1 of demo and reno on the new house began with, continued with, and ended with taking up not just one layer of linoleum in the kitchen, but FOUR layers!!!  Holy Moley!! 

My sweet daddy, who happens to be able to do anything, spent five hours leaning on the electric floor scraper and banging away with the human-powered scraper. He had help from my cute cousin Zach (girls--as far as I know, he's available!). Then my brother-in-law came in and helped on the home stretch. What a day! 
my dad and zach working on the multiple layers of linoleum

the human-powered floor scraper

my wonderful daddy riding the electric floor scraper
 Once my brother-in-law, who is also a jack of all trades!, got there, he started demo on my master bath. It was nasty in there under the stick-on squares of linoleum...
disassembling the toilet...

taking out the sliding glass doors (already gone here)

tub's out!
We also began priming--got the living/dining room done! My aunt stayed til about 10pm I guess and finished up the ceiling in there, too (Thank you!!). No pictures of that...but you can close your eyes and imagine a big white room. *grin*

More updates to come as they occur...

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You forgot to mention your wonderful sister who ran what seemed like endless errands going here and there to get this and that. All while she had a pounding, head exploding sinus headache. And she brought food. She is one amazingly sweet sister. ;-)

    1. i did. i did forget to mention my wonderful sister who ran errands for me and brings food :) sorry about that!