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Project by BeachedBones posted 02-08-2009 07:45 PM 4051 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out simply as me wanting to change out the old drafty uninsulated front door and storm door. Well, once that was done, All the cracked lath and plaster walls were looking bad. I stripped the lath and plaster off the worst wall, patched the others. Then what the heck I put some extra rigid foam insulation on, drywall on top. Then instead of replacing the cheesy 1 1/2 baseboards and trim, I wanted something more on the humble end of the Craftsman style since my house is just shy of 100 years old. So paneling and wide trim were next. Of course then I needed a coat rack, I used some baseboard material and some nice dollar store cast iron hooks, and voila!. I reinforced the stair risers with ply, also making them look much better. Fixed the broken tread, then began painting. (By the way, I hate painting.) Luckily I found some cheap mis-tints that were the colours I wanted. One more (expensive) gallon of white and it’s all done.

One more room done… only what 10 more to go?



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3fingerpat

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posted 02-08-2009 10:54 PM

Nice job, looks great! Working on an old house is a never ending job, good luck ;o)

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Big Al

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posted 02-09-2009 02:26 AM

Nice job! I love how you kept the feel of an old home. century homes are wonderful in their own unique ways.

thanks for sharing,
Al

-- BigAl, Ontario Canada

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dustygirl

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posted 02-09-2009 06:51 PM

Nice job on the door.It’s great to have air tight doors.

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

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PaBull

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posted 02-11-2009 06:01 AM

Very nice job, I like the wainscoting. Very classic.

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Todd Thomas

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posted 02-11-2009 12:50 PM

very nice job…good work. it looks great

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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MRTRIM

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posted 02-12-2009 04:26 AM

clean and simple nice style and well done

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BeachedBones

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posted 02-12-2009 04:37 AM

Thanks for the generous compliments… You’ve given me some motivation to start on the bathroom.

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MRTRIM

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posted 02-12-2009 04:43 AM

haha that was our plan !! lol

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PaBull

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posted 02-12-2009 05:18 PM

HOW DO OUR COMPLIMENTS GOT YOU IN THE BATHROOM AGAIN??? LOL

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BeachedBones

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posted 02-13-2009 02:40 AM

I’m pretty suggestible in some ways… things like “You might need a new tool for that.” “That should be easy enough to build.” “Could you do anything with this old wood?” “Why not go play in your workshop?”

All seem to have a predictable effect on me.

Hmmm, now I have the urge to run some electrical for the bathroom…. and maybe my shop needs a new outlet while I’m at it…

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MRTRIM

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posted 02-13-2009 01:00 PM

hmmm , wainscoting in the bathroom has a nice sound to it also ! lol

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palmettohardwood

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posted 09-08-2009 07:57 PM

Nice job. I have an older house too. I redone everything now except the hardwood floors. You did a great job. Now my wife wants an new house since we just refinished this one go figure.

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afrin

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posted 03-02-2017 10:13 AM

Thanks for the blog loaded with so many information. Stopping by your blog helped me to get what I was looking for. john

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