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posted 08-12-2012 10:01 PM
I can’t go through the long long list of junk I went through to make this happen, including fixing a gigantic mistake. But I have got to say that I went to school on this one. Home refurbers members gave me guidance and encouragement through out the entire process of what turned out to be a huge undertaking for me.
I’ve got to say that the cabinets are going but that is a completely separate project. It keeps me sane that way.
Project involved New floor, wall paint, all new trim, new door knob hardware, refurbished hinges, corner repairs, room division and a bit of problem solving.
The new base board was too high for the AC intake vents. I built a small frame for them and spray painted the vent covers.
I hand made all the door trim. Oh MAN!!
That was after recognized the gigantic mistake of trying to use the old trim.
Lesson learned. Look at EVERY inch of the room. And decide what will STAY. THEN Really examine what will stay. Think about things like the tile, any new trim, paint, the damage to the old stuff. When you have done that, look at it again! Be willing to change your mind. Check your new stuff against the old stuff before you get far along. In other words, before you start the renovation.
I have filed that one away in my brain – FOREVER.
Here are a few final pictures.
posted 08-12-2012 10:03 PM
One last set of photos.
They might be the before images. ;)
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posted 08-13-2012 01:49 AM
Congratulations! I know how happy you must be. Things turned out great.
Ok, enough of the touchy-feely stuff. Now get going on to the next jobs before you grow lazy!!!
-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.
posted 08-13-2012 02:40 AM
Now where’s that sledgehammer and dynamite. We got some demo to do.
posted 08-13-2012 03:12 AM
Hey it occurred to me that the LONG process was a month long. I thought it was 6 weeks. Boy am I fast!!!! LOL
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posted 08-13-2012 11:55 PM
Time flies when your having fun.Let me know when the fuse is lit. I want to be there for the bang!
-- The difference between a pro and an amateur, an amateur points out his mistakes
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posted 09-15-2012 03:56 AM
Looking very nice!
And a month is nothing, I was working on a dresser for my wife, and i was looking for old pictures when I started the project. My droid keeps track of the dates I took the pictures, MORE THAN A YEAR OLD.
You need to work on blending the orange wall paint into the white, other than that, you can come and help me with the next project. If it weren’t for the distance, Texas….
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posted 09-15-2012 09:31 AM
Bravo!! And it looks lovely
-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada
posted 09-15-2012 11:48 AM
Howdy my friends. Thank you for the compliments! That crazy separation of paint is actually where I started. It did indeed need some work. I went ahead and separated the 2 rooms with door casing. My iPhone is horrendously bad at capturing true colors indoors. The hallway ended up a taupe color. The images look very green. I’ll try to take a good daylight photo today for comparison.
Debbie, thank you. I desperately need you. The guys and I are just guys. ;) It’s not good looking until a lady tells us it is.
posted 09-15-2012 12:46 PM
haha well, I’m not very good in that area either… (not in “being a lady” but in assessing decor etc.)
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posted 12-04-2012 07:55 AM
Great job! It definitely looks like a professional job. I had to make the door trim myself as well when I refurbished my new home a few years ago, it was not easy as I was no expert. I first bought a door trim but decided that the design didn’t fit the overall décor of my room. But while making the door trim myself, I accidentally made a mistake in the measurements of the door. Needless to say, it was a nightmare. But after I’ve re-did it, nailed the trim and filled the nail holes, I was rather proud of myself.
posted 12-05-2012 05:15 AM
Thank you very much. You know exactly how it feels to scratch and restart. You also know what tenacity produces. I consider it a high compliment from someone like me who is no pro but engaged the battle.
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posted 12-07-2012 08:57 AM
Looks like all your hardwork paid off. Great accomplishment I must say and one month is incredible! I did some restoring to my house too mainly the bathrooms where the condition of the tilings is horrendous. The tilings collect water all the time and our humid weather isn’t helping, always generating tiny droplets of moisture all around. I grouted the moldy cracks and cleaned them up dry before fixing some slip resistant floor plates to avoid accidents. The outcome was superb.
-- Fred Rodriguez - http://www.algrip.com
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