Renovations Recap – Week 1

By Posted in - Building Renovation on March 21st, 2013 3 Comments

We’re one week into the renovations in the new building and we thought you may like an update on what’s been going on. The word of the week is BRICK. We’ve decided that we wanted to expose the original brick on a couple of the walls. Sounds like a great idea…. but a TON of work. The process is lengthy, dusty, hard, and did we mention dusty?!?! Removing the plaster involves hitting it hard with a hammer to crack it, then hitting it again (at a slightly different angle) to make it fall off. This leaves the brick exposed (dirty). We then scrape the brick with a chisel to remove the larger bits left. After the brick has been scraped, we then use a wire brush to clean the rest of the brick. This is all done by hand, and is very labor intensive. Lots of love has gone into simply exposing a couple of walls. The dust created is amazing. I can assure you I’ll probably loose a few years of my life between the dust and my arm being sore (ok not really, but the arm soreness has been something I wasn’t expecting).

The end results we feel will be worth it in creating a unique space, and honoring our unique one of a kind building in downtown Huntington. Once all the brick has been exposed, and cleaned with love, we will seal it to make it shiny and clean. The works that’s been done this week is already changing the way the interior space looks. We think it’s worth the hard work, what do you think? Here are a few photo’s to show the process over the past week.


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  • Hank Meeker - Reply

    March 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Looks great! And the older you get, the more sore you will end up while doing these kind of projects! 🙂

  • Brenda Hency - Reply

    March 21, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Looks great! Sounds very tiring! But you are right. It will be so worth all your effort!

  • Barbara Fischer - Reply

    March 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    This is the perfect look…just awesome! Can’t imagine the amount of work this is taking…even though you told us…but I think it will be worth it!

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