Saturday, December 26, 2009

Give mama a sledge hammer!

December 26, 2009- Demolition Day 1!
The Demolition begins!!

Carol and Dave left this evening after our wonderful day at Jodi's. They agreed to take Owen with them so that we could get a jumpstart on the renovation. They walked out the door, and we got started!

First things first, we moved out of the blue bathroom and into the green bathroom. We have always used "blue" as our main bathroom since we moved into the house. "Green" was just an extra. I actually used the tub in "green" as storage for my teaching stuff. Matthew moved that stuff out and our shower stuff in. "Green" received a thorough cleaning, and is now in good working order. We discovered that for the most part, "green" is in much better condition than "blue" ever was.

After we got everything moved out, it was time to start demo! We started by knocking the shelves out of the big linen cabinet.
After that, we knocked out part of the wall between the cabinet and the sink. I wanted to just start swinging the sledge hammer at everything. I mean, I've watched my fair share of HGTV, I know how these things work!
Matthew informed me that this is NOT how these things work...
He did however, humor me by letting me knock the first hole in the wall! (sorry the video is sideays)

The very next hit, I broke through the wall. We missed it though because the memory card was full!

The next step was to remove the tile from the wall. Let me tell you, there was A LOT of tile in that bathroom! I started working on the tile while Matthew got things ready for the next step in the garage.

Fast forward a couple of hours, and here you can see the fruits of my labors.

Tile down... CHECK!

Renovation Day 1- DONE!


  1. Awesome pictures! I'm so glad that you are documenting this and sharing it with us. It will be fun to watch your progress. Let me know if you guys need any help... I'm an excellent painter =). Jodi

  2. Oh, Lord! Are you sure you want to do this?? Ooops, too late! Best of luck and I hope it goes by quickly for you. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! You can have your friend e-mail me anytime she might want to talk.

  3. I love how on HGTV they take one swing and the whole wall practically comes down. You need to do a show that proves this may not be the case! haha