If these walls could talk . . . (100th post!)

They'd probably be screaming right now. Kitchen Remodel '08 has officially begun.
First step: remove all the wainscotting from the walls.
Because we live in a ~90 year old house (plaster walls) removing wainscotting is no easy task. Sometimes the plaster came off as the wood was removed, other times we had to chistle it off with a hammer and 7-in-1 tool. We expected to find lathe around the entire kitchen, but the exterior walls had some sort of pressed fiber board with cement and plaster over it. Once the plaster came down the fiber board was very flimsy, so it had to go too. Will worked out a system where he simply cut sections of the wall out and them ripped it down while I vacuumed out the old insulation.
Always wear your PPE! We have quite a lot of work left. Every weekend between now and the end of October is booked with kitchen work or travel.
Last but not least, since it's my 100th post, I'm going to be doing a give-away. Leave a comment (with your name) in this post before mid-night Thursday night (9/4) and I'll randomly draw a winner Friday morning. The winner will get something handmade especially for them.
More kitchen pics here.

Comments

Karin said…
Congrats on your 100th post! Enjoyed finding your blog and reading some of the posts~~~~
drew said…
Way to go on 100! And make sure none of that insulation is asbestos. Hope it turns out well.
Celia said…
100 posts, good job, we enjoy looking and the pictures and seeing the progress on your house. Grams D
Michelle said…
It seems like just yesterday you were writing post #1! I've been reading since the beginning and I'll keep reading as long as you are writing!
Carlye said…
Cheers!! Looks like fun, I can't wait to see the finished product!
Lauren said…
Congratulations! After seeing the proposed plans, I am excited to see it all come to life. I also totally hope I win the prize. I am pretty lucky....
TT said…
Loved the PPE! Where was your hairnet and bump cap?
Ben said…
Y'all work too hard.
Anonymous said…
Looks like a great beginning! Our projects never seem to be so orderly . . . wonder why?

Congratulations on your 100th post!

I am also feeling very lucky . . .

RKR
I am so glad that you both used protective gear. I am really curious to see what this kitchen is going to look like once you are finished. I am having a hard time picturing it! (BTW you don't need to put my name into the drawing.)
ebmom said…
Thanks for introducing me to the wonderful world of blogging. I enjoy your posts and can't believe you are already to number 100!! Congrats!
Lindsay said…
oh what the hay...i'll throw my name in too. the work you guys have done looks exhausting, but i'm excited to see how it turns out.
L said…
Happy 100th post! I can't wait to see what other great projects you have in store for the rest of the year. Although, it looks like the kitchen will you keep you pretty busy. :O)
Leighann