And the Walls Come Tumbling Down…


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This weekend afforded me my first chance to swing a sledge hammer at a wall, and I’m not going to lie, it was pretty fun!  We started out Friday night by removing all the trim from any surfaces that were coming down.  We got up first thing Saturday morning, and started removing drywall.  It didn’t take very long to get it down, especially with a hammer-one-side-and-just-kick-the-other-side-through method.  It took twice as long to clean up the mess, however.  There was dust and debris everywhere.  After the drywall was down, Hubs started cutting away studs with a saws-all.  Our contractor recommended this method, rather than hammering them out.  This way, there are no unsafe nails hanging out, and the base can be pried out with the nails in tact.  It was a good idea with little girls running around the house.

We managed to get out the studs that framed the old closet, and now we are in a holding pattern waiting to get on our contractor’s schedule to move the electrical.  In the meantime, we are planning to scrape up the old 80’s vinyl tile next.  Let the mess continue. At least not everyone is sick of the mess…

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Any tips for working on getting this tile up?  It seems a little… stubborn.

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