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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 | 29 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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Am I Really going to do that to my fireplace!? #1: Some Materials gathered and I'm dying to start!

08-11-2012 03:58 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 28 comments »

Once again, I have totally lost my mind. Demo is not done. I haven’t built a scaffold. I don’t have the fireplace stone veener. I haven’t bought my wood floor for the living room. The hallway is not complete. There are a bazillion reasons why I shouldn’t start and yet….. I’ve got to take a few breaths and delay for a while while I think about execution and the layout of what I’m thinking. The more days I can do that, the better off I will be. If I ...

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My Living Room #1: Demo time!

09-14-2012 04:02 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 18 comments »

I have been targetting my living room for the longest time. And since I have been playing with small pieces of wood for several weeks now, my cash situation has recovered and I had the money to invest in my wood floor. This room is where the dominos will start to fall in rapid succession. You see, I own the furniture I will upholster for that room. I own the fabric I will upholster than furniture in. Getting that stuff upholstered get’s it out of my garage and gives me room to work. Wit...

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

11-29-2012 11:58 PM by sandhill | 17 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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Remodeling a family cottage #5: Window dressing

08-20-2013 09:25 PM by Craftsman on the Lake | 16 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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My Living Room #3: Progress finally

12-02-2012 11:41 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 13 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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DIY Ideas #2: Creating a Vintage Interior Look

08-04-2015 11:26 AM by Katies_DIY_Blog | 8 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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Remodeling a family cottage #2: Sheetrock up and taped

07-08-2013 11:18 PM by Craftsman on the Lake | 7 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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HR - Gateways #1: Master Gateway

11-20-2012 01:52 PM by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

Tagging projects/blogs is a great way to organize our community and to find postings about a specific topic. The “Gateways” are a quick access to related tags. I am in the process of building a series of “Gateways”. Suggestions are appreciated! Projects bathrooms bedroom cabinets decks and patios fireplaces floors framing furniture kitchens living room outdoor space stairs walls Decorating finishing lighting painting styles...

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Rental House Work #4: Front Wall Surprise and Repair

08-23-2009 06:28 PM by 3fingerpat | 6 comments »

The next saga of the rental house documents the front wall repair that was not planned or expected. I had contracted a carpenter to replace several rotted fascia and soffit boards during the replacement of the roof and also asked him to replace one piece of rotted 2×4 that I found on the front porch overhang. Just before our arrival in Oregon, I got the call from the carpenter reporting that there was much more extensive damage and rot then he was tasked with and recommended that I loo...

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