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Our new old apartment #2: Let's start refurbishing

Blog entry by mbulla posted 1354 days ago 8442 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, I get a break with refurbishing so finally I have some free time.

Since we spent most of our money on buying the apartment, we decided to refurbish only one room and make create entry way through a wall from kitchen to living room.

We decided to refurbish one bedroom. It’s always good to have at least one room nicely refurbished so you can live in new place. First we removed old paintings from all walls. Since the walls were really crooked, it was necessary to put new polished plaster on them. We’ve chosen light yellow and green colors to apply on the walls.

Next we revived the floors. We rubbed down the whole floor using a machine with large papersand. Then we filled gaps with colored caulk – you need lot of patience for filling all the gaps. It takes me around 8 hours and I felt pain in my back for 3 days. After filling all gaps we applied 3 layers of floor varnish. I wanted to make it more resistant(that’s why I applied 3 layers), but I have to admit that the floor looked better when only one layer was applied.

Removing old paintings

Rubbing down the floor

Floor Varnish Applied

Painting radiators



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PaBull

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posted 1354 days ago

You are doing great. Nice pictures. And I see some smiles, she is happy with the place and with the progress.

It is good not to take the whole house on all at once.

Be well, Pb.

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Todd Thomas

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posted 1353 days ago

looks like it is coming along nicely…..floor looks great….....good job

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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mbulla

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posted 1352 days ago

Thank you both. This was 8 month ago, now we are in 2ng phase of reconstruction. I will post more soon…

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dustygirl

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posted 1330 days ago

Wow that was a lot of work Michal.Bet it looks great now.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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mbulla

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posted 1330 days ago

Yup, lot of work. I have to post new pictures, but still don’t have some free time to do that :(

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dustygirl

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posted 1318 days ago

I’m looking forward to seeing them when you get the time.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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