Wednesday, 10 May 2017

3 month renovation check-in

Hello friends! Welcome to the 3 month check in.

In mid-February the renovations at the lodging house began in earnest..we began removing old, battered drywall.

Later, new materials arrived.

New drywall and insulation!

New windows!!

New switch plate covers!!

This is what $600 worth of GFI electrical outlets look like.


Lots of new materials are going into the renovation, which means that lots of old stuff is coming out!!

Like this cast iron bathtub (it weighs about 300 pounds).

And these old windows.

And lots of garbage!!

I feel like this post (and the renovation) should be sponsored by caffeinated beverages from McDonald's.

I'm saving these bits of drywall, and insulation. They'll be used for small repair jobs later.

We removed a lot of scrap metal.

Jackpot! I found a great deal on curtain rods at our Habitat for Humanity!  They are still in the box!!

We removed a LOT of old appliances from the building.  Some of the collection is outside, waiting to be picked up.  I used to refer to the building as the "dead appliance museum".

Have a cuppa on me everyone!

happy thrifting ;)


  1. Wow! What a difference to the photos three months ago. You've done brilliantly, I think I'd have needed something far stronger than coffee after all that hard graft.
    Great score on the curtain poles, stuff like that can add £££££s to a project. Is that a top loader washing machine? I love it! xxx

  2. Haha! There are several top loading washing machines. Sadly, there don't function. Thank you for the compliment...I haven't started drinking, but I have been eatting significantly more :)

  3. Now that is what I call a project! You have certainly been busy. No wonder you needed all that coffee. Well done! I can't wait to see the next installment. xxx

  4. Thanks for popping by Princess! Hopefully will have significantly updated progress in a few weeks. I'm going to spoil myself and have a nap, then a cuppa when I wake up. Tonight I'm buying paint and painting doors, hurrah!

    Happy thrifting ;)

  5. Ah gosh, I hope you got some dough for all that scrap (the tub must be worth something).
    That is more work than I'd ever dream of doing, and by summer your arms are gonna be totally ripped.

    When can I move in? I'm thinking of running away from my family;)

  6. Sadly, the tub is worth next to bupkes. Can I tell you something crazy....I'm already eyeing up my potential next property, well, as soon as I pay off this building/renovation debt.

    Goody! You can't run away from your family. It's Mother's Day :)