We left off with finishing demoing the large wardrobe.
While Tim did some measuring I tore out the blue carpet. And surprise surprise… more mouse poop. Tim had to help with the carpet pad because I am in charge of documenting the Alice Renovation in photos and because Tim takes crap photos and because mouse poop.
Here is a closer look at the craziness.
Speaking of unsightly bits of Alice, here is a quick look at the bathroom that as of now, I like to pretend is not there. Out of sight out of mind. Because if I start think about it my head just starts to shake slowly and then it gains speed every time I think “Carpet in the bathroom. CARPET in the bathroom? CARPET IN THE BATHROOM?!” So it is best just for me to take deep breaths and never ever open the bathroom door.
We started the pantry demo by taking off the doors. The door frames are in okay shape and with a good cleaning, sanding, and painting they will be ready to go. It will be much easier to slip in a new face into the frame then to make all new frames. At least that is the idea. Since we are custom building we will be able to choose what size the doors are and hopefully it works out in our design that we are able to reuse the doors.
The same goes for the drawers. The drawers and the hardware are in really good shape so we saved those too. This will save us loads of building expenses, time and not to mention our sanity. A little design tweaking to make sure we accommodate the old doors and drawers in our new design. Hopefully it will be well worth the design challenge and the extra planning effort. Can’t you just see the possibilities?! I have been doing my best to convince Tim that I should be able to paint at least some of the cabinets a fun color.
The cable Tim is un-threading from the back of the cabinet was a coaxial cable that is connected to the giant TV antenna on top of Alice. Seems like Al had a few creature comforts and TV was one of them.
And then another wall came tumbling down! Have I mentioned yet that this is my favorite part. It is like pulling back the curtains to a big window. All the sudden everything seems larger and lighter all at once.
Then came the most challenging part of the day. The skeleton of the closet was quite the puzzle that needed to be taken apart in a very specific order. Tim is a good and patient man. I probably would have just grabbed the sledgehammer.
Tim wanted me to mention for posterity and for all other future Airstream renovators that may come across this page, the bottom rail goes all the way under the fridge! Leave the bottom rail, take the legs.
- I think I can sneak this into our trash bins
- Keep in case we can salvage
All three piles are overflowing after the pantry and hall carpet demo.