We started off last weekend with a bang…using hammers. You see that beautiful striped wall that was once the home of our alphabet wall – well, it was coming down and the kids were happy participants to leave their handprint and signature only to knock holes in it minutes later. They are all too eager to help with all the demolition. Steve and I on the other hand are on day three and exhausted and we still have more to do.
My neck is already cramping thinking about the popcorn ceiling that needs to be scraped on our vaulted ceilings. Why did anyone ever think that was a good idea!? I scraped the office ceiling a while back and we’ve got four bedrooms left that need to be scraped. (which is going to have to wait – I’m only working on the playroom right now!)
We’ve been waiting for this day for quite some time. In fact it was exactly one year ago (from the demo day pictures above) when I had a contractor come over to walk through the remodel project – going through timelines, process and figuring out what we could do ourselves. The very next day I landed in the hospital for a few days which set me back months and the remodel project was put on hold. So many doctors visits, so much lab work, feeling not like myself and exhausted for so long.
What a difference a year makes! Timing is funny and as badly as I wanted this project a year ago – for so many reasons it’s been good that we waited. I now feel so much better and have energy again. Our family has grown up a bit which makes this process easier. Steve and I are both mentally in a better place. And we’re ready to take on the chaos that comes with a remodel. (I say that now – probably won’t feel the same in two months!) More pictures to come!