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      04-24-2009 05:37 PM #1
      Well here are some pictures of our house. We have been working on it day and night for the past two weeks. We are really happy to finally be getting into a house after looking for 8 months. The house still needs some work but I really like how it turned out. Most of these shots are when I was still working on the place. I haven't had a chance to take final shots yet. Ill update this when we get everything finished off.
      Before

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      Before

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      Before

      After (still have a few things to do in here)


      Before (I painted the grey)


      After
      (still needs some work too. When it gets warmer ill do an epoxy floor coating)



      Living room

      Kitchen
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      04-24-2009 05:43 PM #2
      Backround:
      Im 22 about to get married in Aug with my fiancee who is 24. The asking price for the house was 167K we got them to come down to 150K and pay all the closing costs. We closed on the 10th. And I have been working my ass off to get the place fixed up.
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      04-24-2009 05:46 PM #3
      I installed new light fixtures in all the rooms. Re-painted every surface in the house. We had a new fuse panel installed. We got the bathtub re-painted. and re-did the master bath. Tonight Im installing my plasma tv mount and I'm going to run all of the speaker wires for my surround sound tonight.
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      04-24-2009 06:07 PM #4
      House looks much better.
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      04-24-2009 06:41 PM #5
      Nice work! and congrats on your house!

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      04-24-2009 06:46 PM #6
      Thanks!
      LOL Ya i got those for 200 bucks with toyo tires off of CL, sweet deal!
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      04-24-2009 06:47 PM #7
      Thanks! Lots of work but its sooo worth it!
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      04-24-2009 07:30 PM #8
      Pink bathtub.
      Nice work man. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      05-04-2009 03:18 PM #9
      Heres a few more pics. Ill have to go through the house and get more updated pictures.
      We converted a closet in the game room to a computer nook.

      Did some more work on the garage




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    10. 05-04-2009 10:26 PM #10
      The hanging desk, did you make it or buy it somewhere? Overall just more info please! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      05-05-2009 10:31 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by scranson »
      The hanging desk, did you make it or buy it somewhere? Overall just more info please! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      We made it. We went to Ikea and looked for a piece of wood that was big enough to use for the desk, then I just cut it to fit with the table saw. If I were to do it again I don't know if I would use Ikea wood because its half cardboard But its pretty stable. I then nailed some wood braces horizontal to the wall for support. I also got some L brackets for more support. Ill get some better pictures for you tonight.
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    12. 05-05-2009 01:30 PM #12
      Nice work!

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      05-06-2009 12:24 AM #13
      Is that corner shelf the one I've seen at Ikea? If so, how's the quality?
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      05-07-2009 10:09 PM #14
      Nice improvements, I like red doors on white houses.
      Now go grab your level and straighten that lamp post!
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      05-08-2009 11:00 AM #15
      Looks like a cool little house. I like this picture, mostly because your fiancee is cheesing it up in the passenger seat:

      What's PRO AUTO - NO FREE WORK DON'T ASK about?
      Good on you for making the place yours- looks like a good house. Best of luck with it.

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      10-05-2009 12:02 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by wrigh003 »
      Looks like a cool little house. I like this picture, mostly because your fiancee is cheesing it up in the passenger seat:
      What's PRO AUTO - NO FREE WORK DON'T ASK about?
      Good on you for making the place yours- looks like a good house. Best of luck with it.

      Haha ya she didnt want to get out of the car!
      Pro Auto was my dads friends shop who helped me build my nova back in the day. He closed up and moved to BFE Oregon and gave me his sign. Cool guy and an awesome mechanic.
      Thanks!
      So I've been wanting to "clean up" the garage a bit. I enclosed the laundry area and built a false wall to surround the new furnace we had put in. I still have to mud, tape and paint. Next up is flooring.




      Pic of my nova

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    17. 10-05-2009 01:12 PM #17
      Looking good! I'm nowhere near brave enough to take on the task of fixing up an old house. But I bet its a rewarding feeling.
      IMO, I'd get rid of that lamppost in the front yard. Very old-fashioned to me.

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      10-05-2009 01:50 PM #18
      What did you use to paint the tub? I have a pink tub, and we're deciding on what to do with it.

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      10-05-2009 02:31 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by Stl2.0 »
      Looking good! I'm nowhere near brave enough to take on the task of fixing up an old house. But I bet its a rewarding feeling.
      IMO, I'd get rid of that lamppost in the front yard. Very old-fashioned to me.

      Thanks! Ya it definitely is a rewarding feeling. I've never really tackled any projects like this before but you learn as you go [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Ya the light is on my to-do list lol!
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      10-05-2009 02:35 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Iceman18T »
      What did you use to paint the tub? I have a pink tub, and we're deciding on what to do with it.

      We had a professional company come in and do it. I did some reading on the DIY kits and didn't really hear a lot of good things about them.
      My parents used the same company who did mine and there tub has held up 10 years now. It was some kind of enamel. It cost about the same as a new tub but it saves you all the trouble of tearing the old one out and installing a new one. the cost was right around 400 dollars.
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      10-05-2009 02:36 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by Iceman18T »
      What did you use to paint the tub? I have a pink tub, and we're deciding on what to do with it.

      haha thanks. Me and my buddy made that. It was for my wife's 25 birthday.
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      10-05-2009 06:49 PM #23
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      10-07-2009 04:50 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by Iceman18T »
      What did you use to paint the tub? I have a pink tub, and we're deciding on what to do with it.

      http://savethepinkbathrooms.com/
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      10-13-2009 03:12 PM #25
      Everything looks good so far..

      what's going on in the right side of this photo... something is crooked.

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