This past weekend was a soggy one. In fact, there was a lot of flooding around where we live as it rained for three days straight -- by this I mean that it rained without stopping. Being cooped up obviously drove me insane because I decided on the spur of the moment on Sunday morning that I was going to demo the "little eating room" as we refer to it.
I was a little late getting some "before" shots, but this is near the beginning of the demo. The previous owner had built some rough benches around the perimeter of the room which covered this old green paint, the radiator and the floor where the linoleum is showing. This bench was useless -- not comfortable for sitting and pretty ugly (it was fiberboard covered in wall paper and the top was composed of pieces of scrap wood and melamine.) And since this isn't a large room to begin with, it alwyas felt cramped and those benches were part of the reason.
The bench was taken apart, old flooring was removed and the ugly, weird shelf above the windows was demo-ed. After that it was off to Home Depot for some paint, Pergo and I even purchased a saw!! (More on that soon!) Pete was very helpful with the demo and heavy lifting, but now I am left on my own this week to put back together what I have decided to destroy -- sometimes I think I've lost my mind!
Today has been about scraping and sanding in preparation for the paint. Can you believe how sloppy the previous owners were when they painted?