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Tear Down the Wall, Day 2: Part 2

Posted by Caroline on 9:00 AM in , , , ,
Sunday the 16th,

1:30pm, Lunch is now finished and my Mom, me and Aaron's Mom and my Grandmother are back to taking the wallpaper off the living room walls. This was quite the job because they had primed and painted over the wallpaper.
Aaron and his Dad are off to Home Depot again for more supplies and my Dad is starting to work on completing the fake beam and start the finish work on the two posts at either end of the beam.

2:30pm, Aaron and his Dad are back from Home Depot and join in, in helping my Dad with the finish work.


4pm, We are still working on the wallpaper, the beam and posts are now installed and they begin to work on the threshold between the two rooms.


5pm, They complete the threshold and we call it quits on the wallpaper till next weekend and clean up.


I will keep posting all our adventures in home renovation as they happen, stay tuned.

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Tear Down the Wall, Day 2: Part 1

Posted by Caroline on 9:00 AM in , , , ,
Sunday the 16th

Wake up 7am


8am, Aaron and my Dad off to Home Depot to get more supplies, while I finish taking the wallpaper down in the dining room and more clean up.

10am, Aaron and my Dad are back from Home Depot we unload the supplies and start figuring out what needs to get done.

10:30am, Aaron and my Dad install the new digital thermostat and myself and my Mom start taking down the wallpaper in the living room.

11am, Aaron and my Dad close up the door way and install the thermostat on the new drywall. We installed this on the drywall because we have a guy coming this week to assess the heating system.


12pm, Aaron's parents arrive and Aaron's Dad helps the guys start building the fake beam that is going to divide the two spaces.


1pm, The fake beam is partially installed, time to break for lunch.

Check back in tomorrow for Tear Down the Wall, Day 2: Part 2

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Tear Down the Wall, Day 1: Part 2

Posted by Caroline on 9:00 AM in , , , ,
Here is what we got accomplished on Saturday the 15th, Part 2.

After eating lunch, 1pm
I started taking down the wall paper in the dining room. My Mom came over and helped and by 4pm we had almost all the wallpaper in the dining room done.



Aaron, my Dad and my brother worked on taking out the door frame from the dining room and started to prep the space for drywall.



Saturday the 15th, 4pm
End of the day,
Aaron and my Dad cap off the electrical that was in the wall,
Aaron made a list of what we needed to buy at Home Depot on Sunday and we did a little clean up. It was a long day in the heat and humidity.

Stay tuned tomorrow for Tear Down the Wall, Day 2: Part 1

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Tear Down the Wall, Day 1: Part 1

Posted by Caroline on 9:00 AM in , , , ,
This past weekend we tackled our "tearing the wall down" project in between the living room and dining room. We had a load of help from my parents, my grandmother, my brother and Aaron's parents.

Saturday 15th: 8am
Here are what the rooms looked like before it all started.


Saturday 15th: 10am
Aaron and my Dad have taken off the moldings and started to ripe out the wall board.


Saturday 15th: 10:15am
They have now gotten almost all the wall board off and are ready to start removing the studs.


Saturday 15th: 10:30am
Here go the studs.


Saturday 15th: 11:00 am
Here is what the project looked like by the time that they broke to take the debris to the dump and eat some lunch.



Come back tomorrow for Tear Down the Wall, Day 1: Part 2.

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