Wednesday Project: Destruction

We’re on to another project.  This time, we’re re-doing a bathroom connected to the room of one of our kids.  The first post in the series gives a good overview of what we’re trying to accomplish.

The first part of this project involves some demolition work.  As you can see in the picture below, there is a box structure built over the sink.  Inside this box are two small fluorescent lights with a piece of translucent plastic that sits in in box to cover the lights.  This setup was a custom feature when the home was built back in the early 1990s, but today it looks a bit dated and worn and, most importantly, it doesn’t produce the best kind of light for a bathroom.

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With that in mind, we decided to remove the box its lights and replace this set up with a regular light fixture.  That meant we had to remove the box.

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I’m going to leave the lights in place until the wall paper is removed, then I’ll take them down, install a fixture box above the mirror, rewire the light and then repair the sheetrock.

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As you can see, that one small box made quite a pile of debris!

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“Wednesday Project ” is a mostly weekly series of my adventures in home maintenance and repairs.  You can read all of the posts in this series by clicking here.  

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