Tuesday, July 1, 2014

House Update: Hiccup

Well we finally hit a little hiccup and I must say we have been extremely lucky thus far so this was almost sort of expected in a way. (whew long sentence) I guess I shouldn't say finally because we did run into that water damage in the floor of the kitchen but literally we've been sort of breezing through the first floor. That all changed last night...we were about to start the master bath and lay down the backer board so we could put in the tile when Seth's hammer went through the wall...like really easily through the wall... hmmm so he started knocking around the shower where it happened and the walls were sort of hollow/weak sounding. We ended up taking down the drywall and finding 1.) complete wood rot we're guessing from water and 2.) the biggest ant colony you've ever seen (I mean enough to make your skin crawl UGH not carpenter ants though so I doubt they did the majority of the damage)

base of shower

disgusting wood rot in the walls... like all the walls around the shower

We started ripping out the entire base around the shower, even the cavity you see above the shower is gone and the ceiling over there as well. Directly above that area is the shower upstairs so we thought maybe a leak was coming from there and once we moved up there we did indeed find a little one. Luckily it was an easy fix with some plumbing parts and a couple hardware trips but walls did come down up there as well. Hubby put it nicely though when he said "Well, at least it has forced us to get things started up here in this bathroom sooner" (haha love him)

The bathroom upstairs is rather large and weird shaped so let me start off by showing some photos- it's almost like two bathrooms so we are going to wall off one half and have it lead to the guest room and keep the larger half and just add a toilet for the future children bathroom.


That so-called closet looking door behind him actually leads to other half of bathroom!

We are going to flip the vanity to the back wall and make it a double

That linen closer he has now gutted to add plumbing for another toilet

This is beyond those closet doors

We'll add a door to the left of that toilet leading into the guest room

 Needless to say it was not what we expected to find but a house this old is bound to have some obstacles it wants to throw your way!  Just a set back in time mostly since we could have been done with the master bath tile by now but I will keep ya'll posted on the progress! On a lighter note, the entry way/hall way ceiling is completely scraped of its popcorn and painted! We are ready to paint the walls in there and be totally finished (well- we still need to pick a light fixture!) Also, honey is moving right along on the porch getting it ready for new paint!





Only this much more to go babe...

Don't forget to link up with Amanda as I co-host Wino Wednesday with her tomorrow and share with us your current or all-time favorite vino!
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22 comments:

  1. Oh no! So sorry you guys ran into an obstacle, but like you said, y'all have been SO lucky with not having many issues in restoring this gorgeous old home. All of your progress still looks great! Love it!

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  2. What a crazy bathroom! Sounds like you guys have a great plan for it though! That sucks you guys found dry rot and an ant colony. Hopefully those are the only hiccups you guys run into!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  3. I just love those stairs... so pretty.

    At least you guys found the wood damage now and not after everything was done!

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  4. Ugh, ants (okay, and the dry rot)! Yucky. I can't stand them. I'm like a maniac when I find them in the house. Best wishes getting everything all squared away, you guys are making so much progress! The pic of Emma in the tub slays me...

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  5. Can I just say how impressed I am with you all, you guys are awesome! So sorry you've hit this bump in the road, I hope it's not awful for you guys. Emma in the bathtub, I LOVE it :)

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  6. Oh gross - the ants must have really made your skin crawl!!! That bathroom looks enormous and I love the claw feet (is that what its called) on the tub!! Hoping things continue on an smoother path for you!!

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  7. Oh no!!! Eeeeep! It will all be worth it in the long run though....your home is a classic masterpiece!!! xx

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  8. Such a bummer about the wood rot! But it sounds like the bathroom will turn out amazing! Please tell me you keep a footed bath tub in there?! I just love them!

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  9. Just hearing about the ants gave me the shudders - can't imagine seeing them!! Thank goodness this has been your only major problem so far.. and fingers crossed it's your ONLY one!

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  10. oh no!!! hopefully that's it for problems! everything looks amazing though, its gonna be a beauty!

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  11. Sorry for the hiccup - y'all are doing major work and it will look amazing when done. When was your home built? I love, love the entryway and stairs - so classic! And puppy in the tub is adorable ha.

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  12. Oooh yuck! Such a bummer but at least you were both able to look at it positivly! Fingers crossed for no more hiccups! That bathroom in insanly large! And of course Emma is so cute in the tub! :)

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  13. I mean is that an amazing man or what? Talk about spinning things into a positive light. Side note melted with the tub picture :)

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  14. That's a bummer about the wood rot & ants but my goodness, y'all are such troopers and just roll with the punches! Seriously impressive/inspirational!!

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  15. Well that's too bad! But like you said you've been really lucky so far, there's bound to be something!! Love the pic of your pup in the tub!

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  16. I hate y'all had this hiccup! I know that has to be frustrating but y'all are doing such a fabulous job! The entry way ceiling looks great!

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  17. Ya'lls progress is AMAZING!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! Glad this was the only little snapfu in the home thus far!

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  18. Ahhh so much progress! The wood rot is stinky and the ants... eek! I hope everything gets fixed easily/quickly for you guys! I am so impressed by everything you have done!! Yay for the link up tomorrow!!

    xo

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  19. Hate that y'all hit a little bump in the road! But the progress thus far has been amazing and can't wait to see it keep going! xo

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  20. Wow, y'all must have been very surprised but I'm sure you will make the bathroom look amazing in the end!!

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  21. Ugh! Hate that you had this hiccup...but love that you're staying so positive! You've accomplished so much! I seriously can't even wrap my head around how AWESOME your home is going to be when it's complete!

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  22. Wow!! Y'all are seriously doing so much to your house!! That's awesome :) Eek...the ants! Y'all are so great though being able to get through the hiccups like it's nothing. Your dog in the tub is hilarious...so cute!

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