March 31st, 2008

We’ve demolished a lot of stuff. Sticky, Nasty, Gross stuff.

(water damage under the fridge) (bees and sunflower contact paper, as well as some surprising patterns underneath)

The floors in the kitchen and both bathrooms have been removed, as well as the layers and layers and layers of contact paper in the cabinets. There were about 4 layers of vinyl tiles and laminate that took 3 days to rip up and still we could not get the original layer of 1950’s speckled linoleum up.

(the original linoleum – it had begun to disintegrate and turn to crumbly powder)

There is a lot of debris from everything we destroyed as well as 2 contractor bags full of sawdust from refinishing the floors.

(construction debris – we do not keep a clean job site -shame, shame, shame)

(the Youngstown steel kitchen cabinets, rusted and dented)

The cabinets are in decent shape, they are a little rusty and dented – some paint and Bondo will fix that!



    1. 50s Pam on 04/01/2008:

      Ooooooh. That original speckled linoleum (probably ‘inlaid linoleum) looks like it was once nice. Alas, the ravages of time. And of course, I love the Youngstown’s!

    2. jeannette on 07/15/2010:

      just started reading at the beginning. this is awesome, love me some archaeological demo pix. yum!

    3. Dennis on 09/24/2010:

      Hi – love your place – we’ve tried our best to make an eichler out of a block box in the desert.

      curious about your kitchen floor materials? looks like VCT? did you get it at home depot? or a flooring place? how difficult was it to install? and do you have to strip / wax it every year (we have some now but it’s light colored and the waxing is such a pain in the ass).

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