Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type of building: Single-family bungalow, 950 square feet
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Tearing down plaster and lath walls: a MESS. Every surface in the house currently has a thin layer of dust on it. FUN. But now the wall is down. Light is flooding into the space! Also, I am overzealous and encouraged us to start before all the packing was done.
We've removed the old stairs...
And replaced them with new ones. Grace is kinda wary of them. She'll get used to it. :-)
No major hang-ups. We're hoping to be on to installing repurposed hardwood this week to patch areas that need it. I think I found a hot lead on Craigslist offering the correct size for $1.35 sq/ft. If that works out, golden. If not? We'll need to visit a salvage yard with all our free time. HA!
Once the floors are patched, we'll be renting the floor sander, refinishing, staining, and sealing. We are both noobs in that department, so we're hoping some experienced and talented buddies' time can be bought for the cost of a few craft brews. *Fingers crossed* for finished floors by the end of the week.
Estimated time for project: 4-6 weeks
Time remaining: 3-6 weeks
(Images and diary text: Claire Moyle)