We live in an old farmhouse that's over 100 years old. It belonged to my great-grandparents. When we started the remodeling process, we imagined we'd slap a couple of coats of paint on the wood-paneled walls and everything would be just fine. What we didn't see behind those walls was a century's worth of termite damage, meaning that the majority of the wood in the house was destroyed.
|My great-grandparents and my granddad (as a baby) on the front porch of our little old house.|
|As we started 'digging' out around our bedroom and the bathroom Notice the rotting floor beneath the tub on the right.|
With the help of a single handyman and my family, we were able to get the house into a livable condition in 6 months. We gutted the entire house, except for the kitchen. It was a later addition to the house, so it was in the best condition. We essentially rebuilt the house from the inside. The house had asbestos shingles on the outside, so we did all of the work from the inside, and then added siding to the outside to 'sandwich' the shingles.
|Asbestos shingles and our 'non-existent' bedroom window.|
|Our 'mansion on the hill' as we begin remodeling.|
|The old tub. Yummy.|
|Living room before. Wood panel paradise.|
|PB's nursery before. Check out the unlevel floor.|
|Our bedroom. Yep.|
|The kitchen before.|
What about y'all? Have you tackled any remodeling projects lately? Did people call you crazy, too? Or are we really just plain crazy?
'After' pictures to come tomorrow! Stay tuned :)
Have a blessed Tuesday :)