Top reasons why not to renovate your room/house (part 2)

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Hey Everyone,

If you didn't have a chance to view my first post see the link below:

http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109367

So basically my fiance and I started redoing my room a few weeks ago and well needless to say its a lot of work. So this second set of photos will show you many hours of additional work that go into renovation!

When you run out of room in the hall you have to store things in the basement (these are the doors from my closet)
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26

To make work a little easier we used the carpet as a cover for all the drywall, wallpaper bits, etc. since the carpet was going to be ripped up anyway (more on that later)
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26

So once you get the walls stripped down you wind up with walls with a lot of holes in them
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26

A hole up close
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26

So one step i didn't really get a good chance to photograph was the stripping of the wallpaper glue off the wall. This picture shows some of the glue/stripper left on the wall
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26

One of the light switches bare
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26

This wallpaper wasn't coming off despite our best efforts so we had to eventually paint over it (that wallpaper is over 50 years old!)
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26

After i removed all my curtains my window frames were a mess (wait till you see how these turned out)
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26

Next step: filling the holes
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26

There were A LOT of holes!
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26

The cover to the spackle (thats the stuff that you fill holes with)
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26

Pausing for a minute to get a still life of all my junk
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26

And this is where i will end with this post, Junk everywhere, but the good news is that the wall and the ceiling were ready to paint. Look for a third part tomorrow or Monday!
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Shot with Canon EOS 30D at 2008-01-26
 

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Wow. You used to live in a room where there not been put any new wall-paper in 50 years???

I like the photo of the bit of wall-paper that simply refused to get removed. Shows what the tastes were like such a long time ago. No one would ever put up that kind of wall-paper these days!

And aren't there many holes in walls once stripped?

I like the story these photos tell, though I must say I feel little inclined now to do anything about the kitchen, it will mostly likely be left undone for another couple of years, after these thread more than ever (!).

Can't wait for installment No. 3 :D.
 

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