Tuesday night was a big night for us, we started our first major home renovation…
Hello all. Happy short week of work. I hope you have a fantastic Independence Day and you spent it eating lots of hot dogs and strawberries, sipping lemonade at the beach! I didn’t actually do any of those things. My weekend was 100% pure DIY. Just what a DIY blogger loves.
Last week we started the master closet renovation. After all the paneling came down and we inspected the condition of the walls, the plaster was the next thing to go.
All you need is a hammer and you can get out your aggressions on the wall.
This little spot looks like it was done on purpose right? Like one of those “it looks old but isn’t” techniques. But we couldn’t leave it like that, it all had to go.
Soon enough we had half walls done.
And a lot of plaster on the floor.
I mean lots. And this was less than half. While we didn’t particularly have a plan set before we started this reno about what to do with the plaster, we knew we had to figure out something.
I thought we could Shawshank Redemption it. You know hide some in the trash little by little. The hubs laughed when I said this. It could work right? We could also risk getting a big fat fine from the city for doing that, so we decided against it. Besides one small bag load carried outside by the hubs derailed the plan. That stuff is heavy.
Our solution? The Bagster.
This is a dumpster in a bag solution from a company that comes to pick it up for you. No expensive dumpster to rent, it’s small and you can fit it right in the front yard. So we thought we’d give it a try. I’ll tell you more about it soon.
We made some good progress in the closet, and we started stripping the front porch. Now THAT is a good time.
Happy July. And special thanks to my top referring sites for June 🙂
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