Smashing Good Time.

The "before" photo

Here is what the living room looked like before we went nuts with sledgehammers and crowbars.

Who knew how much fun it would be to smash up sheetrock?  Seriously, it is great therapy for releasing pent-up frustration caused by work, bosses, snarky teenagers, traffic… you name it.  Smash!   Bash!  Pow!  Bliss.

Plucking out old fiberglas insulation, however, is not such great therapy.  Old fiberglas breaks up into dust-sized particles, which are still glass, remember – that seem magnetically attracted to skin, especially sweat-dampened skin.  Like at the back of your neck.  And armpits. The backs of your knees. Between your shoulder blades.

Basically everywhere.

The other not-so-great thing about old insulation is that I’ve discovered it usually contains old mouse poop and and mouse nests, which look surprisingly like birds’ nests, only containing more mouse poop.

It all goes into a barrel, then I drag said barrel out to the dumpster… and repeat the cycle over and over.  As boring as this seems, the results are quite dramatic, don’t you think?

The "after" photo

We have opened the living room up to the office and made a large opening through the beautiful hand-hewn beams c. 1730.

About Silver Spring Farm

I am a beekeeper and organic gardener who is in the process of turning my renovated foreclosure property into a working farm. My etsy shop is located at where you can buy honey, lip balm, creams, soaps and other cool stuff. Bee happy!
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2 Responses to Smashing Good Time.

  1. Christee says:

    Amazing transformation!

  2. Mary Houtman Ciccolella says:

    WOW! That looks amazing! Great job! The old beams are so cool.

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