Monday, September 19, 2011

If These Walls Could Talk

Picking up where I left off, here is that weird bump-out in the corner of the kitchen.

In contained an A/C duct that went to...nowhere. Both the top in the attic, and bottom in the floor were not connected to anything. So it came out gaining me more usable space.

And what do you know, the wall had been framed right on top of the gold shag carpeting.

Do you think the gold shag carpeting and the pink and red square wallpaper existed together? Can you imagine what that room must have looked like? Once the cabinet and sink came out, then the rest of the sheet rock came off because it will have to be replaced. Take a look at the photo below. See that dark circle in the center? Guess what that is?

Yep! A bullet hole. And not just any bullet--a musket ball. A musket ball! Someone shot a musket in my kitchen. How do I know it was a musket? Because the ball was retrieved from inside the wall...along with part of a book, Vienna's library volunteer badge and a poster of 80s hair band, Kix. How DOES this stuff get INSIDE the wall? I really want to know the story of that musket shot. When did muskets stop being in general use? Why would you fire an antique gun inside a kitchen?

Let's look again at the south half of the kitchen. It started out like this.

And now it looks like this. Look at all that reclaimed space! It's so much more open. The fridge will go on the right and cabinet(s) will eventually go on the left. The hot water will be capped and the cold water will be used as a water line for the fridge for water and ice. The sconce/electrical box that was on the wall is being moved to the ceiling for an overhead light.

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