Saturday, January 13, 2007

Demolition Begins

It's Saturday and we're in the process of remodeling our playroom/office. Allen has taken off almost a whole wall of chair rail and about half a wall (below the chair rail) of drywall. It's good to get it started but we've got a long row to hoe. It's interesting and somewhat scary to see what's behind your walls...especially when your house is older.

On the list for our playroom is new shelving/cubbies for books and toys, new carpet and new paint. We're starting with the painting, which means patching holes in our walls and doing some drywall work first. We're trying to decide between buying shelves from Ikea or making them ourselves. I'm voting for Ikea, but we're heading there tonight to see if the ones we like online are really what we would want. We were thinking about doing hard wood floors, but now we're thinking about berber carpet, just because we're constantly on the floor playing with Everertt and carpet is just so much more comfortable.

Here are some photos of our demo work:

Also, here are a few photos of our new desk:

The best part...a cabinet that holds our towers and all our cords.


katie said...

WOW... first of all i'm impressed.. but i can't think of why you're tearing out the wall. am i forgetting something??
the desk looks GREAT! please keep us updated!

Brian Prentiss said...

Keep posting pics, I can't wait to see the progress!!

Jean Joiner said...

We always had our desk in front of that wall so you never saw all of the outlets and cables in that corner. Rather than patching each hole individually Allen decided to just redo the whole wall.

keri said...

can't wait to see the after photos! that will be such a great room to have. and i love the desk too...did you refinish it?

Jean Joiner said...

the desk actually came the way it is...only $75 off of craig's list. our shelves will be black too to match.