Saturday, May 8, 2010

My laminated house

During the kitchen reno, we discovered the house was "laminated," meaning renovaters of the past have just slapped new walls over old tile/wall panels/etc. Weird, isn't it? I'm really intrigued by the history of my 130-year-old house, and seeing the layers of owners past is like opening a time capsule.

Today Kevin did some of this:

Which led us to this:

Note: base layer of green tile (maybe 1950's?) then layer of yellow/orange flowered wallpaper (1970s?)

In the office: my robin's egg walls, wood paneling, and some former paneled ceiling with gross water damage.

Found a roof hatch-- suspected culprit of aforementioned water damage. How awesome are these wooden ceilings?!

The robin's egg room in its present state, where you'll frequently spot these two troublemakers.

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