Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Kitchen Layers

Zachary and I have re-committed ourselves to the kitchen remodel again the past couple days. Unfortunately we had slacked off the last few weeks and not much progress was being made. A couple minutes swinging the hammer revealed some layers that haven't seen daylight in decades. Maggie is unfazed by the destruction.
We removed the plaster and lathe from the east wall. Cute wallpaper, huh?
We pulled up the old vinyl and plywood and found red vinyl tile covered with small staples. Goody. We have all the staples out now and most of the red tile has been pulled up. Under the tile is tar paper that is also sometimes stubborn to peel up. Under that is hardwood. That is staying put. Whatever we decide for the new floor will go over the top. The old hardwood is too damaged and patched to be refinished.

4 comments:

Christy said...

What a big job! I've never been a renovation type of person myself.

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

Looks like you guys have really gotten serious. Good move on the overlay flooring. I'll wait until I don't kids with muddy feet, chickens and calves walking into my house..(growl). Can't wait to see what you guys do next!!!

Maggie looks decidedly undecided.LOL

Liz

Kevin said...

I feal your pain...remodeling is a pain, but if feels awesome when you are done to say you did it all yourselves. Good Job, and good luck!!

Jamie said...

thats the same exact flooring I have in my apartment, just a different color. I like it!