Friday, October 21, 2011

Demolition Derby

This week was demolition week, starting with Monday when Carlos the Fabricator and his crew came to take out the granite.

It's amazing how painless it was.

I was hoping some of it would come out in large pieces so my friend could have a piece for his apartment kitchen. But, it came out in small puzzle pieces.

It was all gone by noon, without any damage to cabinets and floors.
I even have my subway backsplash still! Not even a crack or a chip!

After the granite was gone, his crew started making a template.

This involved outlining the counter with balsa wood and stapling together a pattern to lay over the stone. The inside area is blank so that the stone pattern can be seen and selected before cutting.

This sounds crazy, but I like the plywood almost better than the granite?

Just kidding. But it did lighten up the room.

On Wednesday, the demolition crew showed up to demo the two bathrooms.

Also painless! They were here and gone by early afternoon.

The downstairs bathroom after demo.

Ashley's bathroom after demo.

I kept the tub, but didn't realize the silicone from the shower door is nearly impossible to get off. Still working on it!

Now, the fun begins!

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Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how fun, it looks like a mess right now, but what a thrill to have all this work going on and such new happening. Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

Antique Style said...

Wow! You don't mess around when you take on a task! Love the progress..

Unknown said...

Wow, will it get back in as quick as it was taken out? These people are awesome! Waiting to see the end results.You must be giddy with anticipation! Hugs!

The enchanted home said...

Wow lots going on over there!! Very exciting, cannot wait to see it as it moves must be chomping at the bit, even under construction your home is beautiful!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Geez, I would give anything to HAVE granite and you are throwing it out:):) It is all going to be beautiful. Everything you touch is beautiful! XO, Pinky

Kathysue said...

Woo! Hoo!!!!! I am beyond excited for you!! I love when a long time dream comes to fruition. Well deserved my dear friend you have worked long and hard for this!!It is now your time to celebrate with new counters and new bathrooms!! xo Kathysue

savvycityfarmer said...

sooooooooo, what will take the place of granite ... don't much care for it, but I thought the whole world was in love with it.

Sarah said...

Delores, good luck with all of this. I've lived through this type of remodel. It's all worth the dust and inconvenience. ;-)

Mary said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see the finished pictures. In the first picture, I see a beautiful light fixture just outside the door. Can you tell me the manufacturer? I love it!

Becca Bertotti said...

So fun and exciting ... can't wait to see the "new" looks !!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I am living through you! I want to do this so bad to my kitchen. Can not wait to see it. So excited for you..

Vickie H. said...

Try Goof Off or Krud Kutter to get that silicone off. Also you MIGHT be able to scrape it off if your tub is porcelain using a glass scraper (one of those little tools that has a single sided razor blade mounted in it). This reno is VERY EXCITING! Can't wait to see your finished product!

Victoria said...

Hi, Delores,
I am amazed and impressed by how much you are taking on all at once. But, then again, the pain will be over all at once as well. Good luck and enjoy the process.

Lizabeth said...

YAY!! I love this kind of stuff! Demolition and renewal! They got a lot done quickly! That's the only way to do it!! Ever since the movie Something's Gotta Give I've been saying how much I loved that kitchen! I'm betting you are going with the soapstone!! :-) I have heard though that as it ages it's patina changes. Can't wait to see what you picked!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

How exciting!! Can't wait to see the transformation! Martina

On Crooked Creek said...

You're keeping us in suspense...dear me, I'm anxious to see the transformation!!!

for the love of a house said...

soooo exciting!! can't wait to see it all start coming back together- I know it will be fabulous!


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