Monday, March 17, 2014

The bedroom report

I want you to look at this picture.

That's what my bedroom looked like when I bought this house. That wood paneling and drop ceiling had been there since the 70s. The carpet wasn't as old.

Soon we had it turned into something closer to this.

By this point we had found that the ceiling had fallen on top of the drop ceiling. And the walls behind the wood panelling were ready to slump off into a pile. That the wiring was old enough it may actually have been made by Thomas Edison himself.

The lath and plaster were torn out, bricks were exposed and repointed, the ceiling was raised, new lights and outlets were installed on new circuits, the carpet was torn out, new framing was built on the front wall so someone else could put in spray insulation, drywall was installed, one guy started the mudding and I finished it when he proved unreliable, bead board and chair rails were put in, the walls were painted, a door was installed, the linoleum was removed and the 1945 newspaper underneath it was preserved.

And this is what it looks like now.

I regret that my camera phone doesn't have the wide area available to it to be able to reproduce the pictures you see above. So how about a video, instead? I know, it's bad form to video tape with your camera turned like this, but it wouldn't work the right way.

It's time to get a bed in there.

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