Thursday, August 18, 2016

Before It Gets Better


Everyone knows it gets worse before it gets better. Above, the stone house kitchen with all the fixtures and junk and subfloor plywood pulled out.

Then we went the next step and pulled up the pine (it was just too rough to keep, bummer) and exposed all the joists. Several will need replacing. My workers are my heroes.


We're really glad we didn't try to lay subfloor and then a tile floor on top of that pine, because it was a mess under there. I'd rather shore up the floor now, when it's slightly easier.

12 comments:

Emma - a simple living journey said...

Oh you are so right, it always does get worse before it gets better. And finally it all comes togeather in a huge rush, with the last 10% being the bit that transforms it into a proper room! Just when your completly fed up, then suddenly it's finished. And you look around and realise it was all worth it. :)

Xx

Melissa said...

A bit disappointing about the wood floors, but you're right, do it over from the foundation up. What a job ahead for you, but so rewarding in the end.

Josephine's Girl said...

I can see very good bones. The windows are beautiful!

Rozy Lass said...

Couldn't the pine floor be turned over and refinished? I've heard of people doing that.

Donna said...

I will enjoy watching the progress. I like those windows!

Christina Gomez said...

You sure have been busy:)

Carol Slater said...

So sorry that you could not keep the wood floors and yes, when it comes to remodeling everything gets worse first!

Lucille said...

Broken sash cords? We know all about that.
It's going to be great though.

Josephine's Girl said...

Your stone house has good bones. Bless you for restoring her.

Lisa said...

Oh, so much better to find out now, beforehand.

Lisateresa

Sherry said...

breaking down to build up ..
there's beauty in the broken.
remember that in this journey. :)

Anna said...

We did pull the pine out and save the good stuff--maybe shelves later on? My vision for this room was white tile floors, anyway, the pine possibility was just a rabbit trail when they showed up uninvited :)

Christina, I want to make sure you know I didn't *personally* remove that floor! :)

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