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DIY Ideas #2: Creating a Vintage Interior Look

08-04-2015 11:26 AM by Katies_DIY_Blog | 106 comments »

I’m sure we can all have a good go at creating a modern interior with modern styles and trends. We can all buy a bunch of materials and tools and get to work on a brand new untouched space and finish with a masterpiece. However, what if you’re looking to create a more vintage look rather than a modern one? How can you create that antique look yourself? I did a bit of research online in an attempt to figure out for myself and for this blog just how can I create a vintage look for my interior o...

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DIY that adds Value to your Property #2: DIY in the Kitchen to add a touch of Value

04-24-2015 10:56 AM by Katies_DIY_Blog | 45 comments »

In the second part of this blog, instead of just thinking about the house as whole, I thought I’d focus more on just the kitchen in which adding a touch of DIY could increase the value of your home. Using a fair bit of my real estate experience, my slow but steady gaining of DIY experience/knowledge and an article I found online here at TheMoveChannel, I thought I’d write this short piece to carry on with the series! Now no one is expecting you to have a PHD in electronics here and create ...

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Remodeling a family cottage #5: Window dressing

08-20-2013 09:25 PM by Craftsman on the Lake | 545 comments »

The past couple of days I have prepped some oak and cut it into the parts I need to make the architrave moldings in the living room. As you can see it consists of four parts. One thin strip, one cove, and two ogees. Stacked one atop another they make a nice window top. The side moldings are fluted. Simple design, not difficult to make and a nice effect that will not need any other window dressing like curtains..The parts: from left to right. thin strip, large cove, narrow ogee, wide ogee..Cap...

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Remodeling a family cottage #3: Priming and header trim done

07-17-2013 09:07 PM by Craftsman on the Lake | 11 comments »

My painter arrived yesterday and from the two days she’s gotten the ceiling and walls primed and the ceiling painted. The ceiling is called ‘bright white flat’ and the walls will be a Benjamin Moore color called ‘atrium white’. I’ve always liked that color as it is very subtly tinted and just seems to bring out the look of natural oak. All walls are the same color. . I know you see the remodeling shows on TV that paint in all manner of color wit...

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Remodeling a family cottage #2: Sheetrock up and taped

07-08-2013 11:18 PM by Craftsman on the Lake | 20 comments »

After rearranging a bunch of wiring, we put up 30 sheets of sheetrock and did the taping. Not a fun job but now it’s done the more fun part begins with making the woodwork. I purchased about 200 bdft of oak the other day and got the shop cleaned. Now ready to process the wood to make the casings and moulding for the windows and the oak trim for the beam, stairway, and other places. here is a single view of the taped room. Remember, I’ve taken a load bearing wall down and made thre...

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Remodeling a family cottage #1: Bathroom, Bedroom, and now living area

06-09-2013 02:10 AM by Craftsman on the Lake | 12 comments »

The wife and I moved into an old family cottage on Mousam Lake in Maine a few years ago. It was last remodeled in 1973 when I was 18 years old. We did it all ourselves so I’m familiar with it. The place was nicely done in 70’s styled dark wall paneling and carpets. You know what I mean. We’ve been retired awhile now and it’s time to change things. We need to lighten things up and enlarge without changing the dimensions. We decided to combine two adjoining bedrooms int...

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Little House in the Heights #3: Demo days

04-29-2013 10:43 PM by BillyJ | 16 comments »

The demolition continues in this segment, with the jack-hammer getting the best of me. Although I rarely get the chance to rejoice during demo, this time I did. Usually I look at the job and think to myself, “It really doesn’t look THAT bad,” then find out that the concrete is 10” thick in the exact spot I am going to bust up (only because they had accidentally dug too deep and had some leftover cement). It happens to me more often then not. I’ve had experienc...

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HR - Gateways #11: The Living Room

12-06-2012 10:03 AM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

This is a GATEWAY to everything posted at HomeRefurbers.com tagged as “living room” Projects Blogs Forums Feel free to add any info (technical or practical) here as well.   Click here for the MASTER HR GATEWAYS LIST  

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My Living Room #3: Progress finally

12-02-2012 11:41 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 18 comments »

I only worked about 12 hours this weekend. I made enough casing for 4 doors. That will take care of all the thresholds in the vicinity. I made enough quarter round for the entire room and then some. I stained and poly’d the fireplace shoe molding. I painted all the baseboard. Most importantly, I installed the baseboard and quarter round in the corner where the Christmas tree will go. It’s caulked and touched up. I managed to buy one more day of life by doing that. You’ll ...

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Marching orders are in #1: Fireplace surround and mantel.

11-29-2012 11:58 PM by sandhill | 20 comments »

My better half is out buying paint for our living room plus some other goodies. We have been in this house for a year now and although it was painted when we moved in we can not live with the color “which is in every room including the bathrooms”. I have no idea which color she is picking out, ah maybe a little idea and the operative words are “that’s a great color honey”. So here is what I am starting with. This first picture shows a 2” X 6” velcroed...

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