A Sledgehammer Usually Does the Trick...

By: Myryah Irby , Contributing Writer
In: Old House Blogger Contest

…Unless the object being demolished is made of cast iron. Whoops.

The last post chosen as a finalist in the Old House Blogger Contest comes from Oh Apostrophe. In her post titled: When “After” is Worse Than “Before” Oh Apostrophe documents the bumpy road she travels while renovating one of her four bathrooms and removing a very blue bathtub.

It's blue just like the toilet and the sink

It's blue just like the toilet and the sink

While poking around Oh Apostrophe’s blog checking out other projects in the works, I learned that in celebration of 10,000 visitors to her blog this week (congrats!), Oh Apostrophe is offering a free homemade stocking by Marla Rowe of Prairie Path to one lucky reader. Leave a comment on her blog for your chance to win.

To read other entries, visit our post announcing the finalists. Use the ratings above to cast your vote for this entry by rating it, and feel free to leave a comment. Like this entry a lot? Share it by clicking below.


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  1. 10 Responses  to “A Sledgehammer Usually Does the Trick...”

  2. Aug 29, 2011
    Doing your own home renovations can be messy and time consuming, I prefer to hire a professional like the guys at http://www.deltahomerenovations.com they do a great job and when I had them do my bathroom renovation I got exactly what I was looking for and it was done in a couple weeks.
  3. Maura
    Aug 29, 2011
    this is such a fantastic blog! I read it religiously and I'm really looking forward to seeing the "after" pictures of some of her amazing projects!
  4. Krista
    Aug 29, 2011
    I love reading about your re-do!
  5. Bridget
    Aug 29, 2011
    Congrats on doing the house yourself! Renovating old homes in Annapolis are tricky, but sometimes well-worth the paperwork that the historic district requires. Good luck! Bridget
  6. Laura B
    Aug 29, 2011
    Great work!
  7. Aug 29, 2011
    5 stars for "When after is worse than before!!!!" This site does an awesome job of showing the trials of home renovations with humor and wit!
  8. Aug 29, 2011
    I love the humor worked into her renovation posts! What a cool old house... their hard work will surely pay off. Nice to have such a handy husband who works in the construction industry, too!
  9. Aug 29, 2011
    And I thought I had it bad with flower wallpaper and pink formica counters in all 3 of our bathrooms! Can't wait to see all the 'after' pics!
  10. Aug 29, 2011
    Haha, looking at your pictures brings back such "fond" memories of dealing with our matchy-matchy avocador green, dirty pink, mustard yellow and turquoise blue bathrooms....hard to believe there was ever a time when bathrooms like that were "in".
  11. Lisa Scofield
    Aug 29, 2011
    Sounds like a few strong contractors are needed here. No use in trying to destroy that thing. I bet you could get a pretty penny for it on ebay from someone looking for a beth bathtub.