It is all part of the renovating adventure.
Some surprises are fun and some not so fun...
Doesn't that look so NOT fun?
We never would have even noticed it if we had not removed the baseboards to lay the tile. My heart felt sick as we peeled off the trim and discovered this patch of trouble.
My brother, Drew, was confident enough in his handyman skills to brush it off! He took a wimpy boxcutter and cut the mess out. I was envisioning a scene from the movie "Money Pit"
I bleached the wood underneath and we patched the hole with new drywall and Spackle. I am so glad that it is fixed because it would have made me super nervous to know that was inside my wall hiding...Even if it was behind the refrigerator.
Speaking of "hiding."
Look who was hiding under our stove: