Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Walls; They Crumble

Ron and I have been having a hard time with our house. We have had absolutely no clue what we wanted to do. At first we just wanted a bathroom put in; so we started that. Then we just wanted the bedroom above it done; so we started that. Then our mold issue blew up and we thought of every plan under the sun in which to tear our house down and rebuild; but we don't have the money. We finally settled it this past Saturday night. We would gut the living room and the bed room above it. The bathroom/living room are directly under the bedroom. That is one half of the house. Then we would do the foyer and steps if we needed that done in order to deal with the living room. 

So on Sunday we decided that we were going to start the living room. We started on the wall with the double windows and tore out all the dry wall, the baseboards, and the window frames. No insulation under those walls. Then we moved onto the interior wall; two layers of drywall!! TWO! Why two?! Who needs two?! We finished those two walls in about 2 to 3 hours. He parked his truck outside the front windows, we opened the windows and threw the dry wall out of the windows as we went. 

Second Wall

Drywall, Plaster, Dry Wall. 

Under the ceiling

Wood flooring underneath!

First wall coming down!


  1. What an adventure! Two layers of dry wall! Your post remind me of my friend DeeDee ( They are in the final stages of remodeling their home. Good luck and it will look beautiful when you are finished! How exciting to find wood floors :)

  2. Thank you for the comment and I will surely check out DeeDee's blog!

    I just am having a hard time seeing the end; I can envision it but I cannot actually "see" it; if that makes sense. I guess a good way to say it is; I feel like it is going to take a million and one years to get there!

  3. I'm actually jealous that you get to start over and do whatever you want with your house! Good luck tearing down the other rooms.

  4. These photos make me tired just looking at them!!

  5. Oh boy, these photos bring back memories.... we filled up 7 dumpsters with plaster and drywall... along with everything else in the sun! Did your plaster come with chicken wire at the ceiling and corner joints? That stuff only added to our fun! I'm inpressed that you are actually living in the house during your! I'm off to become a follower!
    Dee Dee

  6. Dee Dee, thank you so much for stopping by and for following! We, thankfully, have no chicken wire on the walls, but the double layers of dry wall are just as nutty.

    We have no where else to go..when we first bought the house, we didn't have the mold issue. So we never thought we would need to do all this to the house!

  7. Hi There!!

    Great blog!

    I wish I was handy like you guys; maybe some day, lol

    I'm a new follower too!!