It's terrifying in one way, but after months of praying about it we still feel good about this decision. We closed on Friday and immediately started the work.
After 4 hours
Now we just need the dumpster to arrive. :) Saturday we scraped the popcorn ceilings in part of the kitchen. It was easy but super messy. Once the dumpster shows up (hopefully today or tomorrow) we will clear out the debris, finish scraping the ceiling and rip up the carpet and tile so it will be ready for the new floors to be installed. Finally, we will get a new kitchen straight from my dreams.
It's so exciting to finally be working on the new house. Although it's quite a bit older than our current home, the potential and space is wonderful!
I'll post regular pictures while we work. Here's some of my favorites from Friday.
I got to take the first swing with the sledgehammer. You can see how surprised I was at how it felt going into the drywall. I've always wanted to punch holes in the wall but never have.
|One wall down...|
|The pile of debris.|
|My kids kept fighting over the sledgehammer. I wish they did that with the opportunity to unload the dishwasher!|
|At one time everyone was working on the same wall.|
|He couldn't lift the sledgehammer but did lots of damage with the crowbar.|