busy as bees

We did a bunch of prep on the house getting ready for the electrician and the plumber.  We pulled all the trim and then cut the lath and plaster at 40 inches, and then hired a demo crew to come in and remove the lath and plaster below the cut so the other contractors can do their work quickly…. they also got rid of the rotten floor in the hayloft and cleared out the scary basement! We get to keep the old lath and plaster look though, and will be able to button things up very quickly once it is done-we will put chair rail at the transition of old and new wall treatments which should be in keeping with the character and style of the house.  The good news is the substructure and the framing look great…. they just don’t grow lumber like that anymore.  And when we get a new floor in the barn….party!!  The house is already standing up a little straighter, though we do get whiffs of Fran Hering’s perfume once in a while.  I hope the Hering ghosts approve.  If you ever need demolition work done, I cannot recommend Der Lovett Deconstruction highly enough.  They gave us a very fair price, they did the work very quickly and left everything spotless.

new barn stairs

new barn stairs

Found this beautiful floor under some gross linoleum in the blue bedroom

Found this beautiful floor under some gross linoleum in the blue bedroom

the living room after demo-our fireplace is stone trompe l'oeil painted to look like walnut.

the living room after demo-our fireplace mantel and surround is stone painted trompe l’oeil to look like walnut.

no termites!  No dripping insulation and moldy plywood!  We find out soon if this wood furnace is still useable....

No termites! No dripping insulation and moldy plywood! We find out soon if this wood furnace is still useable….

Next-electricity that is safe and up to code!  Stay tuned…..

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About spudlust

wannabe farmer, urban homesteader, small town girl itchin to move out of the city
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One Response to busy as bees

  1. Kate says:

    Looking good and so tidy in prep for the finishing. Fingers crossed on that furnace. I’m sure the tent has been hospitable but ones wants to crawl into bed, literally, for just so long–I imagine sleeping inside a building will be welcome when it comes. Be well! I look forward to seeing in person all that you have done. xo K

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