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Having the inside painted

03-31-2013 03:18 PM by Dan Lyke | 0 comments »

I grew up in an area about 3 hours north of New York City, and a lot of well-to-do New Yorkers had weekend homes in our rural area. My family lived in a farmhouse built in 1790 that lacked… well… there may have been plumbing in it, but if so we ripped it all out and re-did it. My parents had an amusing tale of forgetting to bank the pot-belly stoves one evening, and waking up to a room that was well over 100°F. In the course of my childhood I learned how to run electrical wire...

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To Paint or Not to Paint?

03-01-2013 02:49 PM by Chris Mobley | 5 comments »

To paint or not to paint? This is the question. I have recently come across several debates on the topic of painting or staining intarsia work to achieve the different colors in a piece. I have even asked a group of my peers how they felt about the topic and I have gained some great knowledge. There is absolutely something to be said about using natural wood and natural wood grains to create a piece. In fact, in most cases this is my favorite way of doing my woodworking projects. In the...

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That old house #11: Yes, this IS the final installment

01-11-2013 05:57 AM by BillyJ | 7 comments »

Now for the details of the remodeling. Original budget: $14k. Final budget: to be determined (right now we are double the original amount). True, I am finished with the kitchen, and I believe she does not have any further plans for the kitchen, but the “house” now became the former kitchen. I think she has enough for me to do for the rest of my life. EVERYTHING was upgraded during this remodel. From the 1/2 dozen different door knobs I bought, to hinges, slides, lights, etc....

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HR - Gateways #14: Paint / Painting

12-08-2012 12:19 PM by MsDebbieP | 0 comments »

This is a GATEWAY to everything posted at HomeRefurbers.com tagged as “Paint” or “Painting” Projects Paint Painting Blogs Paint Painting Forums Paint Painting Feel free to add any info (technical or practical) here as well.   Click here for the MASTER HR GATEWAYS LIST

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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 | 7 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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The Daughter's Room #3: Room Done - On to building storage.

09-01-2012 02:07 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 6 comments »

Painting, flooring, hardware, trim is done. You may remember that I built the door trim from scratch. The shoe molding is also mine. Baseboards, I bought. The design for the simple murals started from my head but they don’t look anything like I started with. My daughter kept refining it. What’s cool is Victoria, picked all her colors, the style of the murals, the location, size color combinations etc. She made her own templates for the edges and picked which edges I used for ea...

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The Daughter's Room #2: Getting Somewhere

08-26-2012 01:41 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 8 comments »

All painting today. I’m tired. We are behind schedule. So what else is new? This is a sneak peak. Closet doors:

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The Daughter's Room #1: Wake up Wake up Mark, You have to do Victoria's Room!

08-24-2012 03:51 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 5 comments »

“Huh? Wuzzat? I’m still asleep” “Victoria keeps wondering when you are going to do her room. Can’t you just do it now and get it over with?” “Yeah Babe I suppose I can.” Everything else is on hold very suddenly. Day one – I tried to take some measurements without tripping over her precious collection. I got enough actually to figure out how I’m going to handle the huge problem of storage. After work I went and picked up h...

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The Son's Room #2: Day 3. To the finish.

08-04-2012 12:57 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 6 comments »

Got up at 5:30. As soon as it was light enough, I had an extremely gratifying round of priming. I realized that every stick of door trim for the entire house is primed. It’s 7:50. Jr is asleep. I’m getting that cold glass of water ready as Gary recommended. You learn the most useful things here.

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