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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Built In Heaven

At first glance, I thought the room called for built-ins on either side of the fireplace.   Typical me thought I would be able to do these myself, but clearly some projects call for professionals. I found a great one and would highly recommend him if anyone needs a carpenter.  His name is Mario and you can find him here. Here are some pictures of the work in the progress.
Here is what the place looked like before the built-ins.

Look at all those tools!

I'm starting to get a sense of the final product!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Shiny Happy Floors!

The floors look amazing! The entire place has been transformed.  The floors look great and complaints from the polyurethane enabled me to quickly meet all the neighbors.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hardwood Floors

The first thing to do was put down hardwood floors.  The existing floors were nice wide pine but the parts that remained amid plywood patches were under 6 layers of paint...and so new floors were definitely needed.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Paint Makes A Difference

The place looks much better with new paint to cover up the initially offensive color palette.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

This kitchen leaves much to be desired!  Luckily I went elsewhere for a great Thanksgiving meal today but here are the before pictures of the kitchen.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

More Scary Pictures

Halloween is over...but here are some more scary before pictures. This one is of the bedroom.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Before Pictures

 My favorite feature of this home is the decorative fireplace in the living room. It is marble with a black cast iron grill. I thought built-in cabinets on either side would look good and also provide needed storage. I also thought they should be black to match the fireplace ...and so I started thinking about them and putting the room together around this wall.