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Remodel 2013 - More WIP

We are continuing with the remodel of the closet and bedroom. Work is slow during the week, because we both work. Besides our 'day jobs'... I teach 2 nights a week, and wife is taking care of her 80+ yr old mother here at home for the next month.

Progress so far? Ripped out 20+ year old carpet, along with the 3/8" plywood they laid over the original floorboards of this very old house (see pics). Ripped out molding & drywalling around closet door. Ripped out hanging pole (along with 2x4 end supports). Patching, cleaning, painting walls & ceiling. Initial patching of door (some work to do there, yet).

A few more photos of WIP (aka work-in-progress).

imageOld Closet View

The vertical "tables" were purely "functional" - yes they held stuff - but they ate up a huge amount of space.

imageNew hanging wire shelf - more useful space above

The wire shelving will "breathe" and put stuff up out of the way. The closet already looks bigger. It's not a high dollar closet organizer system - but for us, we are satisfied.

The light in the closet has always been a sore point with me. Pure glaring light at the end. So a couple of weeks ago - we found a new sconce that will be a lot nicer looking than "a bulb"!

imageIf you can't live in a 'wreck' - Do not start!!!

Yes - it's a drag to find things. It's a drag to walk around things. Remodeling at any level - even just painting... disturbs the eco-system which everyone has grown accustom. People ask a lot of questions like "where's this or that" and pets already curious in their being, have kicked it up a notch. The phrase "just deal with it" is never more apparent than in situations like this.

Hopefully the next post will be completion - because Spring is springing!