Why is it that a simple repair in an old house is NEVER simple???
So I found this beautiful 'bargain' door on craigslist, to replace my old & beat up, leaky front door. This turned in to tearing down a wall, ripping up the entry tile & replacing it, moving electrical, repairing the hardwood floor, & of course I need to re-paint the entire living room & entry & replace some of the baseboard & crown molding.
Since the olde baseboard & CM are truly fugly, I decide it's time to replace those as well. First step: remove the old baseboard.
Trying to carefully remove the old baseboard & not ruin the wallboard behind it, & it is NOT wanting to come off easily....
Yeah, that worked....& I find out why it's not coming off easily....Not only is there no wallboard behind the baseboard, the baseboard is actually a 1x6 that the wallboard is sitting on top of. See the 100-yr old wallpaper covering the original wood walls?
I was hoping to re-texture the hidden wallboard, & then install much shorter baseboard, but in order to do so, I now need to patch in a new piece of wallboard first. All the way around the living room. Either that or find some 6" baseboard & tack in something to even out the wall.
*Sigh* I should know by know that there's a hidden surprise behind everything I try to do in this house!!!!
Thanks for listening - just needed some understanding folk to rant to....