We are back to working on our second floor den. Greg finished up stripping the paint from majority of the wood. I need to go back and clean up the details, sand and prime. He expanded the doorway into the tiny little side room. I battled expanding the doorway for months. I was afraid the room would loose it’s symmetry. But the small room really had no purpose and seemed like it needed some connection to the den. The expanded doorway gives both rooms more light. Soon we will re-frame the expanded section to match the the other side of the door frame.
Our next step is to remove the ceiling. Parts of the ceiling have poorly done patches from water damage and have sagged. Greg took out a chunk late Sunday night. We’ll have to take the whole thing down before we decided if we want exposed beams or not.
Below a peek of the beam we discovered in the wall. The wood beam still has the bark on the wood. Crazy, right?