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.


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.


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.


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



“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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