August 07, 2007


I love demolition. It's fun, and it means that there's a BIG change coming.

Yesterday, I tore part the ancient built-ins in the office. The previous owners had them installed in the early 80's as sewing room furniture. They weren't worth keeping, as they were not made with the best materials in the first place, and they were pulling away from the walls. The pieces were built on site, and consited of large, deep shelves on one end, a laminate run of countertop in the center that was entirely to low, with shallow drawers. On the other end was a tall closet that was used for various sewing projects and ironing.

I got to work bright and early in the morning, and even that early it was exceptionally hot and muggy, but there was no turning back- when the inspiration hits, I have to do it all the way!

Tearing out the old stuff was harder than I thought. Even though it appeared to be falling down on its own, it was was all held together pretty well.

I sawed:
I pulled:
I found these fabulous 70's artifacts: After about 300 trips up and down the cellar stairs, and out to the garage with all the debris, the room is clear, and looks huge!
I have a few ideas about what this room will look like. It will still be an office, but it needs to do double duty as a guest room, so we may do a daybed, or window seat/bed thing. I am having enough trouble deciding on colors roght now, buit I will try to sketch out a few things and see what works.
That's it for now, I will post pictures as we go!


Major Bedhead said...

Dig that grooooovy wallpaper, man.

My mother put in a built-in sewing thing in our den when I was a kid. It was hideous with a capital HID. Blech. I hope the next owners of the house ripped it out.

I can't wait to see what you do with the room.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see what you to with it my friend! AND WTF IS MY LOG IN NAME? UGH!

Who AM I? in Massachusetts

Anonymous said...


HS, that looks like a lot of work, but you did a great job! You are sure handy with that saw.

I can't wait to see what you do with the room.

~elaine~ AKA Starz

Erin D. said...

Michelle, your name when you posted on my blog was michelle, so that would be your log on name right? I use my email to login for username, try those two.

Lea, I love that yellow wallpaper! LOL!

I can't wait to see it when it's all done!

And don't you look cute with that saw!!! :O)

Shannon said...

WOW. Look at the project you're undertaking!!

I can't wait to see how it's going to turn out.