Sunday, November 9, 2008

walls are like a box of chocolates

Before we even put an offer on this house, we thought one of its quirky aspects was that their was no access to the 2nd bedroom other than to go through the main bedroom & bath. We've imagined many an awkward scenario of visitors being locked in their room because we are still sleeping and they can't go through our bedroom, or a dinner party with guests who can not use the restroom because someone is in the bedroom and that is the only way to get to the bathroom...

So we have dreamt of putting a door along the kitchen wall that opens into the second bedroom adding much needed flow to the house.

Yesterday was the day. I thought we were getting closer to finishing the kitchen & living area (my dreams that we just had to mud & sand again and then I was going to be able to paint! Some progress that you can see!) But we decided better to just make this mess while the house is already messy, then paint and make another mess again later.

We started removing the wall and what did we discover.

A Doorway.

Yes. I love this house. There used to be a door there. Right where we wanted it (almost- we have to move it over a few inches)

Good Grief, who covered up a doorway into the second bedroom? (and yes I just said good grief, and I'll say it again) Good Grief! I should never be surprised by what I find in these walls.


And just as a bonus, Here is a picture of Kung Fu Bobby punching a hole through the drywall. He discovered that it hurts much more than it looks cool....

10 comments:

Frankman's said...

WHAT?!?! that is SO bizarre. who would cover that up! that's awesome. you guys are my heros. how's that floor picking coming?

Kristin said...

How convenient, at least you know whoever built the house knew what they were dong...

The Boulant Family said...

Yeah! Renovating houses is one of my favorite things to do - and you're hidden door is one of the best things about home restoration! How fun!;)

kristin said...

oh my goodness, i love hearing about your house adventures...how funny to find the doorway!

Stephanie said...

That just seems so funny to me that someone would cover up that doorway and make the floor plan so awkward... I guess one mans wall is another mans doorway?... haha

iBAWLS said...

hurray for never knowing what you're going to get. glad it worked out.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the original architects and builders of countless buildings thru the ages just roll over in their graves when subsequent homeowners ravage the original design and function of their masterpieces!
You just have to ask, "WHAT were these people thinking?!!!"
I'm so glad you're once again making sense of your home design. Love ya- Mom
PS - Dad loves the technical construction "how-to" calls! We miss our youngest!

Kimpossible said...

Really though, good grief. Who would do that?

jeanie said...

That is too funny. What is also funny is that "Kung Fu fighting" song is playing here in the background as I saw Bobby's picture punching the wall...hee hee

Annalisa said...

good grief, what were the previous owners thinking? wallpaper on wallpaper and now covering a doorway...weird. good luck with the renovating. smiles!!