Posted: June 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: bedroom, excitement | 1 Comment »

this will be our bedroom!

looking pretty good, right?

Although we’re supposed to be focusing our efforts on the kitchen and the downstairs, we’re hoping to start living (or at least camping out!) in our house sometime this summer. So I’ve spent a little time tidying up our future bedroom, hoping to get a bed in there sometime soon. We tore out the carpeting and particle board and there’s a beautiful wood floor underneath! Cleaned and reassembled the baseboard heater, it’s still ugly but it looks a lot better now. Overall the room is starting to look really beautiful! I’m excited about sleeping in here!

pulling up flooring a hole in the floor!

pulling up particle-board, discovering a mysterious hole underneath.

My mom had torn up the carpeting before we even got home from South America! Then I ripped up the particle-board floor underneath (with some help from both Vickie and Mike), and while we were prying it up, we discovered underneath… whoa! There’s a giant, perfectly circular hole in the middle of the wood floor! Why? It goes down about 8 inches but doesn’t go through the ceiling of the livingroom below, the lath and plaster below is at least 100 years old, so it’s not like it was used for a stovepipe or something. Was it perhaps a circular heating register? We can’t figure out a good explanation. Mysterious!

We’re hoping to enjoy some summer nights up here, but it’s not well insulated and we don’t want to deal with heating the drafty second floor during the cold months, so when the winter comes we’ll have to move our bedroom downstairs, probably we’ll be camping out in the livingroom or dining room for the first winter. Hopefully we’ll get the second floor winterized within a year or two? Meanwhile, we have a lovely summer bedroom.

realtor's photo of the house. upstairs bedroom

before: realtor’s photo of the upstairs bedroom before the house was sold.

One Comment on “bedroom”

  1. 1 Limington Farm House » Blog Archive » finally fixed that hole in the bedroom floor said at 10:31 am on November 14th, 2010:

    [...] in June we ripped up the bedroom carpet to discover this strange hole in the wood floor. We’ve since moved into the bedroom and I should have patched it long ago, but I’ve [...]

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