Our New Old House

1918 Bungalow


I got to kick out a wall! Like ninja style! It was awesome!

Ok ok, I exaggerate. But it still felt cool.

See, we’ve got these bookcases on either side of our fireplace and they’re not quite deep enough for the stereo components and other electronic gadgets we want to put in them. The bookcases had a false back but I could tell there was a good 10 inches of additional space behind them.  What was behind that back wall?  Bare lath? Rats nests? TREASURE?!!!  I had to find out.  I cast a sideways glance at Brandon, grinned mischeviously, and POW!  I kicked out the bottom.  Then POW! POW! I kicked the rest of the nails loose!  I was masterful in my kicking.


What’s behind that wallboard? I must know!


Nothing. Oh good.

So I took out the wallboard and took some pictures inside this hidden part of my house that hadn’t been open since the house was built!


Ooh! I wonder where that hole goes! Oh, right. The basement.


Here’s the underside of the mantle. Don’t be alarmed by the water stains. We did that when we washed the wallpaper residue off the walls.



So, with the shelves back in we have room for the electronic wires behind the shelves. I’m going to clean up the inside and paint and make the whole thing presentable. But I’ve got some other projects pending first. And while I can close the cabinet doors and hide this mess, I’ll do it.


2 Responses to “I got to kick out a wall! Like ninja style! It was awesome!”

  1. October 6th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Rob says:

    Welcome back blogging! I wondered what ever became of the house projects…

  2. October 6th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Kelli says:

    Thanks, Rob! It’s good to be back. We took a break after finishing some big projects and now I’m back to working on the painting and other cosmetic projects we have left. More posts coming soon! 🙂

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