1st Floor Renovation - Build Along - Pics
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  Re: Re: 1st Floor Renovation - Build Along - Pics by jteneyck (Great start; thanks ...)
(06-09-2016, 02:27 PM)jteneyck Wrote: Be sure to get those boxes of flooring opened up , stacked and stickered! well ahead of when you plan to use it.
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  Re: RE: 1st Floor Renovation - Build Along - Pics by Admiral ([quote='brnhornt' pi...)
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  Re: RE: 1st Floor Renovation - Build Along - Pics by Fred Kingston (test......)
(10-04-2016, 09:35 AM)Fred Kingston Wrote: test...

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  Re: RE: 1st Floor Renovation - Build Along - Pics by barnowl ([quote='Fred Kingsto...)
Thanks for the tests guys...strange that I can now see my update posts. Just deleted the duplicate post.
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  Re: 1st Floor Renovation - Build Along - Pics by brnhornt (I've enjoyed followi...)
So phase one of the reno is done.  Dining, living, and foyer are all back together and complete.  Took a day to breathe and then time to move onto the last room of this year...

Family room before:



Carpet removed, room cleared, ceiling texture off and skimmed.  Won't post too many updates on this room because the process is the same.  Going to prime/paint the ceiling, finish painting the crown molding and window/door casing-trim.  Paint the fireplace doors, white-wash the fireplace brick, paint the walls and then lay the flooring:



Got really really lucky on the ceiling in here.  I'm guessing it must have only been painted once by the builders 30 years ago because I noticed when I started to scrape that it "felt" different than in the previous rooms.  For the heck of it I grabbed a garden sprayer with hot water and tested a small section.  After 10 minutes, the stippling came down in sheets.  It was a wet mess, but man oh man, was it better than the dust from scraping/sanding Smile

Kevin
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  Re: RE: 1st Floor Renovation - Build Along - Pics by brnhornt (So phase one of the ...)
Welp...it's finally done.  Still have to decide on a style and make a mantel...but that's actual woodworking Smile




Finished up on Saturday evening and there is a part of me that is depressed a little.  This project has taken up so much of my time that I find myself getting home from work and sad that the only thing that needs to be done is to keep cleaning up the shop and putting tools/supplies away Smile

Thanks for following along!!!
Kevin
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  Re: RE: 1st Floor Renovation - Build Along - Pics by brnhornt (Welp...it's finally ...)
(10-25-2016, 11:38 AM)brnhornt Wrote: I find myself getting home from work and sad that the only thing that needs to be done is to keep cleaning up the shop and putting tools/supplies away Smile

Thanks for following along!!!
Kevin

Give it time, she'll give you the rest of her list. I live in a house that's less than a year old and that we more or less customized for us, and I'm as busy as ever.
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  Re: RE: 1st Floor Renovation - Build Along - Pics by crokett™ ([quote='brnhornt' pi...)
Ever considered tiling over the brick?
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  Re: RE: 1st Floor Renovation - Build Along - Pics by Snipe Hunter (Ever considered tili...)
(10-27-2016, 06:39 PM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: Ever considered tiling over the brick?

Honestly...hadn't...however it's a working wood fireplace right now, and there is a gas line for the log starter.  I'd like to have a gas insert installed one of these days.  My original thought was to rip out the existing brick and hearth.  Make the whole thing about 2 feet narrower...and finish with a stacked slate sort of look...but that will be years down the road Smile
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