Or maybe we tried to purposely forget about it since it totally breaks our one-room-at-a-time rule.
Our dumpster was scheduled for pickup on Monday morning, so late on Sunday we wanted to fit as much junk in there as possible. The only problem was that we were out of bags of lathe and plaster to throw in there. And that’s when we had a brilliant idea: lets demo the master bedroom.
It’s our last major demo project upstairs, so we grabbed our sawzall and our hammers and smashed some plaster.
This is the wall that connects the master bedroom to the purple room. We drew an outline of the hole we wanted (hard to see because it’s in pencil), and then we started bashing away at it.
Bradley used the sawzall to cut the doorway.
Once we got to this stage, we decided that the entrance didn’t seem wide enough. It just didn’t feel right yet. So we expanded it and ended up with this:
We left the studs up for now because we didn’t have time to properly frame the door. This isn’t a weight-bearing wall so it wasn’t totally necessary, but we like to err on the side of caution.
We love the way the lathe and plaster stained the wood:
We plan on salvaging it and maybe turning it into a set of stacked floating shelves.
We ended up removing the radiator when we expanded the entryway because it was in our way. We’re not sure we’ll be putting it back. The master bedroom has a big radiator and it should be enough to heat both rooms.
Here’s a view from the purple room looking into the master bedroom:
And from the master bedroom into the purple room:
We’re going to seal up the door in the master bedroom so the only way to get in and out will be through the purple room. And we’ve started our hunt for some cushy chairs to put in the purple room so we can turn it into a reading nook. More on what we plan to do here.
One last thing before I have to go spend my Saturday morning pulling staples out of the freshly de-carpeted floors:
We found another Scott original behind our attic door! Jealous??
Have a fabulous weekend. We’re off to gather more material for blog posts — and maybe eek a little closer to having one room finished in this house!