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Postby dentedvw » Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:57 pm

Wow, that looks really terrific. Are you going to put laminate on the top?
I ahh... procrastinated this weekend. And I had to work. I have holes in my ceiling that need to be filled. Oy.
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Postby Mod Diva » Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:14 pm

Greetings from Chicago!
Here's something my husband and I did today.. We loves us some arts n crafts.. One of the many things we are doing to make this new space of ours a home..
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Postby STLModern » Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:04 pm

Here is the finished product! Come See...

Here we enter the room:

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Here are the shelves on the left as you walk in:

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Turn to the right and there's my new birch desk:

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Here's a close-up of the exposed grain:

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Now get out of my crib:

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On the 1st page of this thread you can see "during construction" pictures.

Thanks for looking!

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Postby SDR » Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:31 pm

Handsome -- really nice. And you got the "good yellow" as background bonus !

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Bathroom Done! (for now)

Postby MikeLindsey » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:52 am

This was my project for the past two weekends.

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We were not able to completely redo the bathroom (Tile, vanity, sink & faucet, toilet are all untouched for now), but we did put up a new mirror (ikea), paint, install new knobs & pulls, matching towel rack (restoration hardware), shower curtain (CB2) and a painting by jen corace!

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Now for a final window treatment (bamboo) and I can start on the next bathroom. :?

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Postby Staar » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:47 am

i'm so looking forward to having weekend projects! (can't wait for escrow to close)


how hard is it to strip the tile from the walls without breaking it?

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Postby Mod Diva » Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:17 pm

Hey yall..
Thought I'd share my latest project.. inspired by the marshmallow sofa- Thought this would be a cool way to make the master bedroom unique here in Chicago. Some circles are red, some orange.. kinda hard to see the colors-
.. It's not quite "home" but I'm gonna try to make it work..
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Postby robbhouston » Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:21 pm

I'm pleased to be able to say, my projects are now down to "weekend size". Instant gratification...love it! Today I put river stone and stepping squares down in my entrance...

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It was a sweaty affair, but worth the effort.

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Postby MikeLindsey » Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:09 pm

Looks great!

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Postby roxy500 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:09 am

We started this project over nine months ago and have been steadily working on it since then. We finally finished it last weekend. This is Lily Elliott. She weighs 8 lbs and is pretty fun. She had a little issue with a blood type incompatibility and stayed in the hospital for a week under phototherapy lights but now that we have her at home, we can't get enough of her. Looks like our house projects are on hold for a while! I like this project, though. You guys can watch her grow up modern...

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Postby moderns-r-us » Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:40 am

That is one heck of a weekend project!

She is beautiful! Enjoy this time now because they grow up too fast.

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She's Great

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Postby Sienna » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:24 am

Okay, here is mine. A little background - the previous owners used the master bedroom as a den, and in doing so they removed the original closet. I wanted to replace the closet and make it look as if it were always a part of the house, but add a bit more room. Before and Ater pics are below. The wood is unfinished 3/4 " birch and I am still thinking of ways to finish it. I think this closet came out excellent. BTW, I did not build it.

Before - notice the bathroom to the left
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After - notice in the second picture, to the right is a hidden door as you walk into the room, where extra storage was incorporated with shelving
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Postby Miguel » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:33 am

One of my projects yesterday:

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I'd prefer to use a wall mounted mailbox, but Fresno requires a curbside mailbox...

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Postby Joe » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:12 am

Sienna, your closets turned out really great! You going to put indirect lighting on top of them?

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Postby Joe » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:21 am

miguel: I guess mailbox baseball isn't too popular in fresno?

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Postby Joe » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:24 am

robbhouston: nice job. I like how your sconces hit the ceiling of your entry. the light hits the opening in the roof just right, adding drama to the entry.

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Postby SDR » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:59 pm

"I laugh in the face of danger! Then I hide until it goes away." Bender

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Postby Miguel » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:21 pm

I guess I could have used one of these solutions (LOL):


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Postby robbhouston » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:05 am

Thanks roxy500!

When the house was new (in 1961), that area was actually part of the yard, with grass. But at some point, the front was all paved over. That, along with the roof opening being closed up, changed the whole vibe of the original entrance. The stone was a way to kind of bring a more natural surface back into the space (without going as far as dumping dirt in there). Here it is as it was when I bought the place...

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Postby Staar » Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:33 am

my first "weekend project" has almost been completed! i need to find my digicam to take photos, but i pin-striped my cabinets and changed the cabinet door handles. here is the before photo...
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Postby Joe » Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:04 pm

star, I am not sure what's wrong with your kitchen. I looks great! Original!

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