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Friday, November 11, 2005

I am Woman, Hear Me Roar

Last night our expert renovator friends D&K (and their two charming moppets) came over for dinner. Naturally, I dragged them to the deconstructed master bathroom to ask their advice about the drywall-over-beadboard problem.

D, who is possibly the coolest woman on Planet Earth, dove right in with a crowbar and knocked out a big hunk of drywall. Apparently, my number one mistake has been treating the drywall too politely. I'm supposed to tear into it, not shake its hand and give it a kiss on the mildewy cheek.

So this weekend I'll give it another go - using D's example and the awesome advice from my blog readers - and see if I can make a little more progress.

3 Comments:

Lenise said...

Good luck! This house and the one we hope to buy have that terrible '70s fake wood paneling in the living rooms. What were these people thinking?

5:01 PM  
Patricia W said...

Kristen, you crack me up :) :) :)

You've got to give that stuff hell but do so while being very kind to your beadboard. This is probably why you have been so polite. I hope it goes quickly for you this weekend.

5:39 PM  
Jocelyn said...

So funny, whenever I demo a room I think of that Helen Reddy song too!

I also like the WW2 slogan, "You can do it!" with Rosie the Riveter in tow.

Way to sock it to the srywall Kristen!

3:32 PM  

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