Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tool of the day

Tool of the day
The house I live in is a little over a century old. Built by my great grandparents back in the day. The staircase to the second floor has a white wall-to-wall carpet that dates back a few decades. The carpet was well glued to the stairs, but it was also on it's last leg as it had started to fall apart here and there so earlier today I took this scrape and began removing the old carpet.

9 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A little over a century old.. how fabulous Steffe, I love old houses, mine is short of the century by 50!

William Kendall said...

That tool looks like it's seen a lot of use too.

JudithK said...

Ah.You have your work cut out for you here. Hope the move for your mother is going well enough. And thank you for your photos and comments. I live across the world from you, but am always interested and pleased to see what you have done on your blog.

Lowell said...

A fascinating old tool...perhaps there are more modern ones available to make your task easier?

Sharon Anck said...

Sounds like you have some hard work ahead of you. Before I moved, I was living in a 70 year old house. There is always something needing to be done with those older homes.

bill burke said...

That's nice that you live in a house built by your great grandparents. Old homes were built to last. Good luck in ripping up the old carpet.

Jack said...

Good for you. It looks like hard and slow work. But, when the carpeting is replaced, it will bring the area alive.

Stefan Jansson said...

I will of course use another tool for the sanding. Might snap a photo when that happens.

Bob Crowe said...

Never seen one of these. Sounds like hard work.