So yesterday afternoon, the hubby and I were just sittin around bored. Reeeally bored.
Then we got to thinkin....
How cool would it look to expose the original wood walls that had been
covered up for forever??
So we moved furniture.....
And got to it!!
The original walls had been covered over with sheetrock.
I knowww!! What in the worrrrld!
I won't go into the shame of covering a board and batten house with stucco!!!
Uh huh. That's this house:(
Aaaanyway.... look at that beauty!!
All we did was remove the sinful sheetrock, wipe that fab wall down with
a damp rag, and let all that beauty come on back:)
Now I need to deal with that boob light....... :(
This house has surprises around every corner. And in walls.
And in ceilings!! Juuust look what the hubby found after cutting
a hole in the ceiling!!!
Beautiful beadboard ceilings that some yahoo- wait for it....
I. just. don't. get. it??!!!
What beautiful boards they look fabulous.
I'm wondering if this is going to be a big reno or smaller than you usually tackle
PS: I'm loving the GREEN
This actually is going to be a smaller reno that the last, believe it or not! Our last house we had to completely gut from the gound up. This one still has all it's original parts! All the floors, doors and windows are still intact and beautiful so we are just needing to move a few walls, and redo the kitchen and baths. I know, but it seems like a much smaller project to us!!
PS: I'll never quit loving the GREEN!! :)
Love it ! It took guts to tear into that wall, and it paid off BIG TIME !!! You are lucky to have a husband that is willing to help you !! ! I Look forward to Tuesday mornings !!!ReplyDelete
OMG!!!What were they thinking and thank goodness you were thinking and bored!!! It is beautiful!! Can't wait for the ceiling to come down. MahReplyDelete
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Boob Light!!!! THAT is funny. I would have never thought to all it that :) We have one in my husband's office that was there when we moved in- he has no desire to replace it- hmmmm......Delete
I wish I had as many great surprises as you in your house...however, I do have a boob light in my kitchen. That suckers gotta go....You make me laugh!!!ReplyDelete
The exposed wall looks fantastic! I especially like that you did just one wall. It keeps it light and bright in there.ReplyDelete
How lucky can you get. I enjoy following your blog and seeing all the neat things you do and uncover. Keep on you are doing great. I lived in Az for 8 yrs and we still come down every winter. Just can't beat those AZ winters. Thanks for all the entertainment. Can't wait to see what you do next. Kathy
Wow, you guys are brave! But it is a good thing because your new wood wall is so lovely!ReplyDelete
Looks great...what a difference. You are brave I do agree and with that being said..."no GUTS no Glory!!!" Enjoy your new look!ReplyDelete
My goodness! Good thing you guys were bored because that is a fabulous wall AND fabulous find with the ceiling! It's like a little treasure hunt in your house! If only the walls could talk.ReplyDelete
Love this. My husband are so similar to doing things like to that in the homes we lived in. I'm so excited what you are going to see in your home.love the warmth it added!!! Love it!! Have a beautiful and creative day....ChickieReplyDelete
Love your blog! So glad you called the light a 'boob light' I was recently looking for to replace a hall light and just wanted it simple close to ceiling and on the cheap and mostly all I could find were those 'boob lights' I didn't want to see a nimple every time I looked up...I finally found 1 w/o the nimple so I was happy.ReplyDelete
I think it would be great if you and your husband came over to our house and got bored. Really bored. :)ReplyDelete
Your home has some beautiful secrets! In an ironic twist of fate, I plan to cover my drywall with plank walls. Hopefully in 40 years, someone doesn't take down the planks and are shocked at the horror of covering drywall ;)ReplyDelete
One way to look at it, those walls and cielings were covered and protected all this time just waiting for you to bring them back to life, but in the meantime they were protected from abuse by anyone else who may have lived there.ReplyDelete
Went on a historic home tour where some key elements were covered of painted over, but actually preserved them in the long run.
The work never ends....but that wall looks great. I have some boob lights...but I had no choice. Ceilings are too low for my 6'4" hubby to have anything hanging down.ReplyDelete
That is so AWESOME! Love it.ReplyDelete
It looks great! Just wondering how did you know what was back there? And what were you going to do if they weren't in such great condition? I have walls like that behind sheetrock but am afraid they may be pieced in places and look worse when I finish. I've thought about it of and on but hubby isn't as helpful as your and if it didn't turn out so well...well. ;)ReplyDelete
Weeell, we cut a little hole and did a little investigating on the other side where the stairs are first:) We had no idea the wall would be in such good condition!? We figured if it wasn't, it wouldn't be a bid deal to repair it and sheet rock back over it:) You only live once and you gotta take chances right?? :)
That wood is sooo pretty!ReplyDelete
Boob light....now have that image stuck in my head. I have one and now it's gotta go! LOL.
Love seeing a peek into your house each week.
A maz ing! I would have never thought to do that! Love it!ReplyDelete
Dorie, I can't believe how cool it looks! COMPLETELY changed the feel of that room!ReplyDelete
Wow!! it looks fantastic. You got skills girl ;)ReplyDelete
Wow ! What an amazing difference ! Just beautiful....How did you know they were under the sheetrock ??ReplyDelete
So, do you think all the walls are like that? Are you going to give it a shot? ... And tell us about it? It looks great and I look forward to all your updates, thanks for the time it takes to blog!ReplyDelete
We're pretty sure this entire house is wood. All the walls are that same thinness. Not sure if we will be exposing all of them, but for sure a few more! And of course I'll be telling about it! 'Caurse I'm a blabber mouth like that:)Delete
I think I can hear your home breathing a sigh of relief that you have come to its rescue. I featured this post on Friday Finds today. Thanks, and have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Aww thank you Laurel! If I could fit my arms around this ole house and give her a big hug, I would! :) Thank you for the feature!!Delete
Hi visiting from North end loft, had to see what you found behind the wall! Wow, I love it, you are one brave soul, if I had done that there would have been some disaster that took contractors a month to fix LOL......Oh, now you have to expose that gorgeous ceiling!!!ReplyDelete
Dorie- it looks amazing! I love that you kept the floor and ceiling moulding too- it sets the wood off perfectly!ReplyDelete
That was a risky but brave move. I am glad it turned out great! I don't think I'd ever have the guts to do what you guys did haha!