My new blog is not ready yet, but I just have to post an update on my apartment. Today I ripped out the paneled ceiling in the kitchen and a wardrobe.

The ceiling in the kitchen was pretty awful, WHY would anyone ever add panels like this?

panels ceiling

Oh, I guess this is why:

panel off

So, someone spent a substantial amount of time adding the panels, and some seriously over-ambitious support beams (WHYYYY!!!) to hold everything up, instead of just fixing the damages to the ceiling, paint it and call it a day. Not only did the panels make the ceiling SO much lower, they also screwed up the lightning fixture and I have no idea what I should do to fix it. I will probably have to call an electrician. :(

My plan is to do a complete kitchen renovation in the future. The cabinets are supposed to go all the way up to the ceiling, as you can tell by the damage in the ceiling.

The wardrobe was original to the apartment though and built to sustain a nuclear blast. I spent the entire afternoon trying to rip through it with a crowbar.

wardrobe demo 1

wardrobe demo 2

It’s pretty sad that I decided to rip it out. My history of architecture professors would probably kill me if they knew, but it was just a bit too dirty for me to be able to put my clothes in there. I probably wouldn’t have been able to fit all my stuff in there either. It had to go. One of the doors will be my new desk though! Pretty excited about that project…

Oh, and I found this behind the wardrobe:


Not that fun, I will have to hide it somehow and build my closet around it.

Can’t believe the amount of crap that has accumulated in just five days. WHAT AM I DOING. HELP! There are MOUNTAINS of wallpaper in there too! I think I’ve steamed off eight or nine layers…

much stuff


Let’s Rip Out EVERYTHING! — 2 Comments

  1. Hi,
    Good luck with your new apartment.
    I enjoy reading your blog and I worry that if you switch to Swedish, it will be quite difficult for me to read it. But you mentioned that you will keep this current blog too. So I am just crossing my fingers!
    Stephanie (from Paris)

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