Master Bathroom: Demolition

11 Apr

At some point in this home’s history, it was 2 apartments. Both this room and the kitchen right below were added on. So we are thinking that this was a kitchen for the top apartment.

Just a few weeks ago, this space was functioning as our laundry room/get ready area.

Once we finished the new laundry room, it started to look bare without the huge washer and dryer.

I was so ready to get this ugliness out along with the very last of the green linoleum.

Since this room was an add-on, we were HOPING for brick all the way down this wall. Besides one window where my closet will be, there was brick all the way down.

The other exciting thing was that when the guys started moving the 2 x 4’s that were between the dry wall and brick, the ceiling started falling. So they had to think of a solution: either rig up the existing ceiling or put in a new one. Meanwhile they kept seeing this green bead board about a foot above the existing ceiling! It confirms our thought that this space may have originally been a porch. So IF this stuff goes all the way across, we are going to keep it.

I love all the surprises we find in this 97 year old house!

The question is whether or not we should paint the brick. What do you think???

5 Responses to “Master Bathroom: Demolition”

  1. allisongaines April 11, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    whitewash it! it will give it a cleaner look for the bathroom, but still have plenty of character & texture!

    • charlyann April 11, 2012 at 9:21 am #

      That is what I a pulling for!

  2. Karen Rehkopf April 11, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    Love following all your house posts! My vote is do not paint the interior brick! In a house with any history, I always favor protecting elements that prove the history and character. Plus that brick color is gorgeous! I’m sure you’ll do great things with it regardless!

  3. Jbo April 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    It really depends on the decor of the room. If you leave it not painted, compliment the brick with vintage like appeal in the room. If painted go ahead and dress it up with newish retro decor with hints of bright colors to off set the new paint. Once this is complete, you should have a great new room

  4. Grandy April 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    Papa says you should put a coat of shellac or varnish on it. He says he seen that and it looks great. I’m not real sure which way to go. Whitewashed might look great especially if it’s not a real coat of thick paint. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

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