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This is what the bedroom looked like when we first moved in. The fireplace mantle is going to be demolished. To the right of the mantle is the wall connected to the bathroom. The rectangular shaped removable areas are for access to the leaking bathroom pipes.

This is the only wall we did not replace. Aside from minor cracks, it was in good shape. The area on the left side of the wall is going to be converted into a bathroom closet.

Demolition begins. The damaged bathroom pipes and old wood are going to be replaced.

The plaster walls were demolished. The ceiling was not removed because it was in good shape.

The wall on the left was not original. A bathroom was added in the late 60s.

The mantle was removed. The chimney has to be removed from the attic before we can remove it from the bedroom.

The mini-jackhammer I bought for demolishing the chimney.

The chimney was removed from the attic.

Looking down from the attic.

The chimney was removed from the bedroom.

The hole that was left from removing the chimney was replaced with drywall.

The sink and vanity cabinet for the second floor bathroom.

Large holes were drilled into the walls and insulation was blown in.

The wall connected to the bathroom now runs straight across. The lighter colored wood is new 2x4.

Lots of debris.

Drywall installed.

This was the hole that was left in the floor from removing the chimney.

The bathroom pipes are now covered. No more removable walls because no more leaks.

Always a mess.

The entire wall connected to the bathroom is now covered in drywall. The plaster wall that was not replaced was spackled and sanded to a smooth finish.

Almost ready for primer.

The first coat of primer was applied.

It took several coats of spackle and sanding to level the area where the chimney used to be so that it matched the original plaster ceiling.

The second coat of primer was applied.

The radiator in the hallway was removed. It's going to be refinished and used in the second floor bathroom.

The first coat of paint was applied.

The old windows are going to be replaced.

Tina is painting in the other room.

New Andersen windows and new insulation.

New window frames.

A closeup of the window and frame.

Molding was added to the window frame edges. It will match the molding used to top off the baseboard molding.

Installing Brazilian cherry floors.

Floors and baseboard molding installed.

Windows and moldings were taped and painted.

The door trim was painted.

The radiators were all refinished. I power washed, sanded and repainted them. They were VERY heavy! Bringing them up and down the stairs was probably the hardest part of the renovations.

The little wooden platforms for the radiator feet were stained to match the Brazilian cherry floors.

The pipes on the first floor are going to be connected to the radiator on the second floor. The pipes were exposed. We relocated the pipes behind the wall and ceiling during the renovation of the first floor.

The radiator was connected.

New hardware for the door.

New door hardware and crown molding were installed.

A ceiling fan was installed.

Tina's mom made this quilt for Landon.

Window treatments from Country Curtains. Includes light-blocking shades, Point d'Esprit fringed panels, and valances.

Shelves for toys.

And what's a boy's room without a stuffed deer head?


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