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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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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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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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An Upholstery Primer #5: Stuffing Seat Cushions

11-04-2012 01:32 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 4 comments »

It’s a video blog. No scripting. Hope it helps! Cutting the foamWrapping the foamStuff IT! Mark

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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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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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Changes before baby arrives. #1: House updates.

08-01-2012 01:28 AM by WalnutRidge | 4 comments »

Well my wife and I are expecting a baby come Feb and there are some changes that need to be made around the house before then. One of which is to turn the loft area of upstairs into a bedroom. Which I’m not particularly excited about because, frankly I like the loft. But being as how we will need another bedroom… So I am going to be removing the railing and putting up a wall with two built in bookshelves. The other major undertaking is to install a fireplace. Which will be a prett...

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RENOVATING #2: Putting 'Living' back into the living room...Finale

02-28-2012 09:53 PM by rdlaurance | 1 comment »

Caught with a little time between projects while casting off the last of a winter cold, I felt I should add an update to my last blog of “ As we had earlier given away an antique set we had had (for decades), the style looked right, the color looked right, the price was certainly right and we now had a room that needed furnishing. So here they are. Wall decorations still seem a bit sparse but that may be more of a reflection on where our tastes have been moving these last six or se...

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RENOVATING #1: Putting 'Living' back into the living room....

12-18-2011 04:34 PM by rdlaurance | 2 comments »

Seems as though it has been a long time (15 months) in coming since my earlier and only posted item here on Refurbishers®. As such, I was feeling that perhaps a new posting was to be my ‘today’s project.’ Project indeed! Perusing through four years of construction photos (literally thousands) … selecting just those that I felt were important enough aspects of the project … importing into Photoshop for editing to trim the memory sizes and then a long sit down with a fresh ...

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House Renovation #1: A Family and Friend Renovation

02-22-2011 02:05 AM by chief101 | 3 comments »

My first adventure in refurbishing was in 1974. I added a 17×27 addition to my ranch style home in Northfield Village, Ohio. I built it myself with the help of friends and a few issues of Time Do It Yourself magazines. These were very popular at the time and extremely helpful. The addition had a cathedral ceiling, main room 17×19, exposed beam, an 8×13 laundry room, in ceiling stereo speakers, and recessed lighting. One wall 17ft was an all split brick fireplace. Mason Bill Swa...

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