Thursday, August 28, 2008

DEMO DAVE AT WORK

One Shabby Old House
This is my wonderful, loving, kind, love of my life Dave. We will be calling him Demo Dave for this post.

Meet Demo Dave. Just the guy you want to have around your house when your house needs a good messing up. It is hard to believe but this picture was taken just 3 weeks after a Hip replacement surgery. The man would not be stopped. He is like that. The word quit is not in his vocabulary. He didn't waste even a minute after we opened the door to start ripping up the carpet. All of the carpet was out of the house by the end of the day and this is what we found. Beautiful wood floors. He did stop long enough for me to take his picture but I think if there were one of those word captions by his face it would read, Will ya hurry up, I have things to do!" Meanwhile.......
I worked on cleaning a bedroom so that we could stay there that night. It was creepy, creepy,creepy. I think I cleaned up 100 years of dirt off of that mantel. I scrubbed everything I could get my hands on. Meanwhile.........
Demo Dave was admiring his work. See that dust pile? That is old carpet padding. And we will have to stop there for now. More messes to follow. Warning this blog is not for the weak stomach. It gets creepier!


Becky


11 comments:

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh Becky look at those floors!! Just beautiful!! It doesn't look creepy at all it looks like fun.
I can't believe the fireplace it is a dream fireplace, the ones we all search for. So are you there at this house now or a re these older pic's?
Hugs~Kelly

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a beautiful house! You are living out my dream. Finding a great house with great bones and fixing it up your way.

This is such a fun blog.

So this is going to be a B&B??

I do think painting it pink would be perfect! You could name her The Pink Lady B&B.

Hugs,
Joanne

Mary said...

Becky, I am in love with this house. Oh the beautiful gingerbread on the outside and the bullseye trim around the doorway, the transom, oh my, you have a jewel! She will be a perfect lady when you get her all spiffed up!

joanie said...

Your house is wonderful. Will be visiting your blog to watch as you transform her into your beautiful home.

Joy said...

Wow, what a beautiful place! Can't wait to see how you all set it up.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Hello Demo Dave! You had better not over-do!!

WOW, the floors are fabulous! What a beautiful color. Similar to what we stained ours.

That padding dust is gross, isn't it!
Nothing looks creepy yet, I can take it... bring on more!!
The mantel is just gorgeous.

Sharon said...

I love your house!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I came by yesterday but didn't leave a comment! Your home is going to be gorgeous no matter what color you go with! That is a beautiful home (and I'm very envious)!

Carolyn said...

I love your home.It will be so much fun to restore such a beautiful home to it's former glory.It will be interesting to watch the progress.Hope you keep us posted!

She's Gone Fishing said...

My favs are Victorian and Queen Anne houses...I love transom windows over doors...I dated this dude once who lived in the coolest, nothing had been done to it for 50 years victorain, and he was this artsy fartsy kinda guy and he liked black so he painted all the glass on his transom windows black and some of the stained glass windows too...I could have shot him and most of the original floral wall paper was still in it and that's right he painted over it too in a light grey then set up a super bright light that cast his shadow on the wall and he had someone (I refused) trace his outline then he painted the shadow black right on the wall...another occasion to shoot him. I still can't get that outta my head but hey that was the 70's for ya.

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Wow - what a BEAUTIFUL house! It is just gorgeous! I love all the frilliness of it and the wonderfully high ceilings! Have fun fixing!

Hugs from Michigan - Diane