When your house is 82 years old, you always have a lot of projects to do. We have done something to every room and now we are starting on the last. Some background first. Since Tim and I got our own apartment, he has usually had his own "man room". Tim has a lot of stuff and everyone is happier(me) when it is all contained in it's own space. That was fine before we had kids and lived in a too small house. He has managed to hang onto his room but it has gradually been taken away from him and now, we are turning it into a bedroom. Grace really needs her own room and this will most likely become hers. Yes, my 9 year old daughter and 7 year old son share a room. They never have seemed to care about it because they haven't known anything different but it has to come to an end.So, the house is from the 1920's but had a redecoration sometime in the 1960's or 70's. Every room was covered in fake wood paneling. The woman who owned the house before us, took it all down except for this room. Tim is taking the panels down and discovering the pink crumbling plaster underneath. He is going to demo this stuff as well but first, he let the kids decorate the walls. I hope they understand this was a one time deal.
Scary things are being unearthed. Random electrical wires in an old house freak me out.
Sometimes the paneling doesn't want to go peacefully. I'm finding long shards of it everywhere and am sure there will be a major splinter in someone at some point.
Tim is dealing with the major demo and I will probably come in more once the drywall is up. Until then, I just have to deal with the mess as best I can. I just need to keep telling myself that this is the last room we have to do this to. Hopefully.