Saturday, May 8, 2010

Deconstruction fun.

Today I discovered something new that I love to do.

Sledgehammering.

Woah Nellie THAT was fun.

You know like in the movies when they are driving in the railway spikes?  They heave it up behind them and then whang it down in front of them?  You know what I mean?

It's not nearly as hard as it seems like it would be, and WAY fun.

And yes, I did have that song running through my head all morning.  Remember this one?

Wanna see what I was doing?  I love destroying things.  What can I say, my kinda fun.


Before:




Part way through, I forgot to take an after, but believe me, there is little left.


Then the man and I chipped plaster off.  I have to say it was s.l.o.w. going, sadly, it is really firmly stuck on and we make progress in centimeters.



Sledgehammer!  (not on the ceiling).

6 comments:

Beth said...

I am loving all the renovation posts! Thanks for documenting all this for your public.

The sledgehammering sounds invigorating, but it also sounds like hard work! And chipping that plaster must be frustrating...but it's going to look so amazing when it's all done!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Sounds very therapeutic. Can I come over?

Beth said...

The sledgehammering would be fun and therapeutic.
Chipping plaster off? Not so much.
I’ve got that Peter Gabriel song in my head now – thanks!

Happy Mother's Day!

oreneta said...

Beth, the sledgehammering was much less work that you'd expect, you really let the weight of the hammer do the work for you. Very cool.

Bodhi, or course.

Beth....chipping plaster, now, that is rather more along the lines of mindless endurance, but what the heck. I only have to do it for a while anyway.

Happy Mother's day to you all as well!

elpadawan said...

I agree, it can be fun. Although never fun when you are sledgehammering something you built yourself. Ever noticed how you always sledgehammer other people's work?

oreneta said...

ElP....It honestly felt quite sacreligious, the thing had been built over a hundred years ago, and very few people would be able to make it again today. Still, it was very very big, and very very useless.