brick, brother-in-law, create a masterpiece, creating good flow, Crowmoor, Demolition, DIY, Home renovation, Karhu, masonry, Michelangelo, Nakkila, old home renovation, plaster demolition, Rosk N' Roll, sledge hammers are your friend
Wow! things are really changing here quick at Vanha Talo Suomi 🙂
We cleared the built-in closets and opened up the kitchen, took out a few door frames, and opened the space that was previously a bedroom so that it opens into the living room. Now there’s great flow throughout the first floor level between all the rooms.
The former bedroom will become our dining room, and has a great view from the windows. I can imagine sitting at the dinner table already!
I started chipping the plaster off the back wall that the old cooking range was sitting up against. The brick underneath look a heck of a lot better than the plaster did. I felt like Michelangelo Buonarotti chiseling away at my masterpiece.. hahah! Well, it made for a helluva mess that’s for sure. Pekka said he’d heard of people using a wire brush on the bricks to scrape off the remaining white plaster. Have to give it a try.
We were fortunate to have the help of Pekka’s brother Veli-Matti for a day and a half. It really made a difference having him there to help. He and Pekka managed to get the wood stoves out of the kitchen and the new dining room. Plus they made a few trips to the Rosk N’ Roll recycling center to dispose of trailers-full of discarded metals, electronics and demolition debris.
After a bowl of home-made ‘Yankee’ chili, Vellu left for the 3hr drive back to Nakkila. Pekka and I are enjoying a cold drink (Karhu for him, Dry apple cider for me) 🙂 …then it’s back to the house for some more work before ending the day with a relaxing sauna to soothe the ache of hard work.