By far the biggest thing we did was remove this load bearing wall. The scariest thing too. Daniel's bf Donnie came out, as well as my dad, to tackle this project. First they had to build two false walls for support, that's why we are missing popcorn in one spot. It's ok because it was going to come off anyway. I remember I stood in the doorway ready to run when they started knocking the fifty year old two by fours out. The ceiling sagged a bit. 'Bout an inch? Yep, it was scary. Turned out ok though and super sturdy!
Daniel handled all of the electrical. He's so handy. :)
At first we thought we were in for a real nightmare with the popcorn. It had to come down because it really dated the house. It had been painted with a thick white paint which basically turned rock hard. It was actually to our benefit, though, because it came of in thick sheets.
Oh yeah, this was a nightmare.
It's actually good that we located all of the spots and were doing construction because we were able to have our home treated better. So we shouldn't have a problem with them again.
Popcorn gone, and so is the carpet.
Close in the old kitchen doorway.
You read that right.
Oh! Did I mention that it's the hottest summer in Texas history?? No?? Well, it is.
I was so excited to start on fresh paint. Something productive and not destructive.