With the Townhouse Renovation complete we can focus on revamping our bedroom and replacing the family room carpet with hardwood flooring – Plan A. Ten years ago, we lightened up the room by replacing the sliding door with a wooden swing door and painting the paneled walls a buttery yellow. I dug around and found old images ( a little blurry).
Over the last ten years we have acquired many pets – the first being our very spoiled Miss Phoebe Darling. It is time to replace the carpet. ;)
Phase 1: Remove the wall-to-wall carpet. Put furniture back in place in time for Easter Sunday get-together at our home.
Phase 2: Remove built-in bookshelves. Install hardwood floor.
Phase 3: Build new built-ins. Paint. New area rug.
Phase 4: Bedroom.
The first half of the room went quickly. Yea! Wait. Hiccup. Say hello to our little friend . . . we had no idea. Our large couch was against this wall hiding any damage.
A peek behind the wood paneling revealed a leaky pipe . . . and it must have been leaking for quite some time. The wall and plywood subfloor will need to be replaced.
This was so not part of Plan A. Meh. So on to Plan B (and putting the bedroom on hold). If you’ve ever ran into bumps and hiccups in well laid plans you’ll appreciate the children’s book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff. Look it up. You just gotta’ roll with it. :) We’ll keep you posted.
Have you ever had to rethink or change-up your DIY plans?
Hope everyone has a lovely Easter! — Joanne