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    Thread: Our 1960's build thread.

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      06-15-2010 01:14 AM #176
      sure has come a long way adam.

      looks great man!
      welcome to the layer cake

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      07-12-2010 12:15 AM #177
      Thanks!

      We repainted:

      Before:


      After:



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      07-12-2010 12:07 PM #178
      Wow, I LOVE your fireplace.

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      07-12-2010 02:15 PM #179
      Quote Originally Posted by vw fiend View Post
      Thanks!

      We repainted:

      Before:
      orange

      After:
      green
      we repainted the exact opposite this past weekend... went from a light olive green to a nice terra-cotta orange color.

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      07-12-2010 10:05 PM #180
      I just read through the 6 pages and I'd have to say very impressive work!!!! I love threads like this. Sooner than later I will be buying my first home, and I wish I was more handy with tools...


      Keep up the GREAT work!

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      07-13-2010 08:49 AM #181
      Quote Originally Posted by kleckers69 View Post
      I just read through the 6 pages and I'd have to say very impressive work!!!! I love threads like this. Sooner than later I will be buying my first home, and I wish I was more handy with tools...
      Only way to learn is to do. You'll make mistakes - best to leave some stuff (HVAC, wiring, plumbing) to pros if you don't know what you're doing. But a lot of what you see here is just taking the time to do it and re-do it.
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      07-16-2010 12:10 AM #182
      Quote Originally Posted by sirswank View Post
      we repainted the exact opposite this past weekend... went from a light olive green to a nice terra-cotta orange color.
      I really like the color, it was from the "suburban modern" palette from Sherwin Williams; and we left it for about a year. With the dark floors, and the relatively small size of the room, it just felt small and dark, and considering what it looked like when we moved in, we wanted the opposite:



      (move in day, so mind the mess. the paneling was destroyed in that corner from water damage)

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      07-16-2010 12:12 AM #183
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      Only way to learn is to do. You'll make mistakes - best to leave some stuff (HVAC, wiring, plumbing) to pros if you don't know what you're doing. But a lot of what you see here is just taking the time to do it and re-do it.
      Dead-nuts on. I consider myself pretty handy, but I'd never actually done any of this stuff before - we even did the cabinets and counters ourselves! AKA is right though, we did leave the HVAC, sidewalk pouring, and crawlspace insulation to the pros.

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      08-16-2010 08:58 PM #184
      My basement stash, they've been down there since we moved in:



      Close up of what some of them still look like, and how dirty the rest of the house was:


      I finished one! Two years with no closet doors, this feels weird:

    10. 08-18-2010 05:40 PM #185
      Looking good

      We're buying a house built in 1964, and I'm definitely getting some inspiration from some of what you've done here.

      What are you using for window coverings in the room in this picture? I like the look of what you've got there. The one we're buying is chock full of 3 Day Blinds junk that are all broken...


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      08-18-2010 05:48 PM #186
      They're Roman blinds from Lowes:

      http://www.lowes.com/SearchCatalogDi...blinds&x=0&y=0

      They vary on prices depending on size and brand. I got lucky one night, they had just put out a box of them on clearance that they had found in the supply room and never put out. I got them for $10 each, but they're not as nice as the green Allen and Roth ones we bought, also from Lowes. The main difference is that the pull cords for the Allen and Roth ones are in front of the blind, and the cheaper ones are behind, making it a pain to find sometimes (I cut the cords down so the extra wouldnt dangle).

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      08-18-2010 06:59 PM #187
      Nice progress as always

    13. 08-19-2010 09:56 AM #188
      amazing.
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    14. 10-05-2010 10:56 AM #189
      MOAR pics!

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      10-05-2010 11:05 AM #190
      I'll get a few more up tonight, in the meantime I've made this:



      and picked up these:


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      10-07-2010 12:16 AM #191
      From earlier this summer:


      did this last week; finally painted the front door after 2.5yrs (sherwin williams jalapeno):


      used a lowes 10% off coupon to pick this up:

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      10-07-2010 12:48 PM #192
      great job all around.......favorite has to be the bathroom door......so simple, looks great & 100% functional.......

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      10-20-2010 12:21 AM #193
      Finished a few weeks ago from walnut scrap:



      and its fall:


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      10-20-2010 08:51 AM #194
      Quote Originally Posted by vw fiend View Post
      Finished a few weeks ago from walnut scrap:



      and its fall:


      I usually don't like one story houses but this is incredible, you've done really great work man, congrats.

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      10-20-2010 08:56 AM #195
      Quote Originally Posted by vw fiend View Post
      and its fall:

      Very nice- the bug just "fits" in that picture, too.

      Enjoy your gutter cleaning (I hate gutters)

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      10-21-2010 07:46 PM #196
      Just read start to finish and halfway through I was looking for houses for sale. I love it, the work looks amazing and I love the fact you did the vast majority yourself. Makes me want to get my hands dirty.

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      10-21-2010 09:00 PM #197
      Really impressed with this build thread - such a cute one-level, with so much character.

      Like someone else said, the little bug outside really does just seem to fit into the picture (almost too well!)

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      11-07-2010 11:10 PM #198
      This morning:


      This afternoon:

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      11-07-2010 11:11 PM #199
      Now how do I get up 40 year old tile in what looks like 1" of cement?

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      11-08-2010 12:29 PM #200
      Quote Originally Posted by vw fiend View Post
      Now how do I get up 40 year old tile in what looks like 1" of cement?
      Use crowbar and start hammering underneath the tile. Sledge hammer also works great to crack up large chunks before pulling it off the floor.

      Looks like u did hell of a job on renovation. Sit back and have few of these

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