In the fall it’s easy to take the kids along to the farmhouse DIY project. They play outside in the yard but they also help with demo when appropriate. I’m over the moon about this house. I’ve always dreamed of owning my own house and here we are, working on our first house. What’s more is watching the enjoyment the kids have. Playing outside and working inside. The sense of ownership that they already display. This is OUR house!
Always have helpers!
My oldest. Safety first y’all! Of course we have the nerdiest safety glasses around.
Under the linoleum in the dining room are the original hardwood floors. It’s taking quite a bit of effort because the plywood was nailed every six inches or so. But it’s all gone now! Thanks Naomi!
In the background are all the trim boards from the whole interior. They all had to come off to remove the paneling throughout the house. But its all gone as well. And if you also notice, that crazy T shaped bar is outta there!
We sold the wood burning kitchen stove and removed the faux brick covering the original chimney. On the right side of the chimney (not pictured) they actually encased the chimney in old license plates. We are waiting for warmer weather to have the chimney removed above the roof line. I’ll be removing the rest myself brick by brick. We are keeping as many of the bricks as we can for a project outside this summer.
Cutest helper I could ever get!
A better shot of how open things are now! And look at the light now that the windows aren’t boarded up! There are 9 windows in this open living space. I can see to any part of the backyard from any point in the room. Pretty awesome for four kids who will soon be chasing each other around out there.
Before and Afters:
Can’t go without a before/after shot of a few views. What a difference we’ve made already. No more faux beams in the dining room or office.
I mean really. What were they thinking with that bar?!
We will continue to rip and tear away until it’s everything we’ve dreamed. I can’t wait to post about the house again soon! Have you ever demoed a house? What’s the biggest construction undertaking you’ve done on a property?
For more before pictures read the first post with a walk through of our country farmhouse!