|Part of the ceiling was gone with a crack running out wards|
We had the opportunity to l look back to 1951 and see the colours and wallpaper that were used in the remodel which explained the tile colour that was chosen.
|Peachy-orange ceiling and bold coloured flowered wallpaper|
|Simpson's (Sears) 1951 Christmas Catalogue|
|Not easily seen but the year is 1951|
|Lime green we hated from the moment we saw the house|
|Faux beams would need a darker stain.|
|Light fixture would need to be replaced|
|Lathe removed showing an unknown product|
That is the outside wall the lathe was attached to those thin pieces of strapping. What ever that product is it is really warm and there is no draft coming through the wall.
|Yes... that is knob and tube in the ceiling|
|All the nails are removed|
|Faux beams barely held in place, just a few screws|
|The ceiling is coming down with the beams|
|Hidden junction box and plumbing|
|Not happy with this wiring and the line hanging down|
|Insulation - why is it sitting on the lathe|
This section of the ceiling will release insulation when we remove the lathe from the ceiling in this area. It is from a boxed in area in the bedroom upstairs, which will mean opening up part of that bedroom to add fresh insulation.
|Central venting chimney|
|Upper cupboard doors going to be switched out|
|Microwave/vent combination is going|
Lots more work than we ever imagined and this is just the kitchen. Good job we don't mind taking our time and doing most of the work ourselves. Plumbing and electrics are not part of our skills so we will have to get professionals for those things and permits.
Another update sometime soon, maybe...lol