- The horrid old cabinets and countertops
- The five layers of old vinyl and linoleum – with water puddled between each layer
- The rotted floor and subfloor
- The drop-down ceiling with its translucent panels and fluorescent lighting
- The beyond-nasty appliances
- The 220V hard-wired floor heater (that was on an as-yet-undiscovered separate fuse box; thank God for a husband using insulated wire cutters!)
- The wallpaper
- The exploded canned goods
- The grime. Oh, the grime…
It was one of the things that drew me to our old house… and one of the things I looked forward to having renovated. Notice I didn’t say I looked forward to renovating it — because I didn’t. In fact, I did NOT.
In truth, we renovated our house for an entire month before I could even bring myself to step across the threshold into the space. That’s what scraping wallpaper every day for a month will do to you! I woke up one Saturday morning and decided “Today’s the day to tackle the pantry!”
The pantry was filthy – exploded canned goods leaving their marks everywhere – with years of grime stuck to the cabinets. Sorry about that, but you really do need to get the full picture to appreciate from whence this baby has come!
I’m joining Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.