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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

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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.

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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!

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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!

      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.

    19. 10-05-2009 01:59 PM #19
      awesome pong table!

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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

      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.


    26. 10-13-2009 06:33 PM #26
      where in portland is that, looks like outer se??

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      10-14-2009 08:22 AM #27
      Quote, originally posted by TheGreenspanator »

      http://savethepinkbathrooms.com/

      Go big or go home

      OMG, that first pic is it. Except mine has pink and white tile floor.


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      10-14-2009 04:29 PM #28
      Looks good!

      Quick one about the furnace though... does your furnace have 1 pipe that goes to the outside or 2? If its only one, you may need to create an opening in the wall/door to allow air in to ensure complete combustion. Just noticed there is a water heater there as well... if it is completely enclosed you need to make an opening to allow air to come in so it isn't producing carbon monoxide and aldehydes.


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      10-14-2009 05:04 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by boraIV »
      Everything looks good so far..

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

      Thanks. If your your talking about the wall around the furnace its a three sided cover not nailed to the wall. Its prob has debris under it making it crooked.

      Quote, originally posted by Rlyeezz2 »
      where in portland is that, looks like outer se??

      Yep almost towards Gresham.

      Quote, originally posted by overby »
      Looks good!

      Quick one about the furnace though... does your furnace have 1 pipe that goes to the outside or 2? If its only one, you may need to create an opening in the wall/door to allow air in to ensure complete combustion. Just noticed there is a water heater there as well... if it is completely enclosed you need to make an opening to allow air to come in so it isn't producing carbon monoxide and aldehydes.

      Thanks for the info. It has two pipes going up but ill double check them. I left a 5 inch gap on the back side and a 2 inch gap along the top. Its a pull away false wall. Thanks for the info on the water heater too! there is a window in that room so ill prop it open.

      Here are a few pics of the garage so far. Its taken with my Iphone so the color is off. Looks way better in person.




      Im going to try to finish painting this weekend. Then next is lighting and flooring. I have a sample piece coming from floorjunkies.com Ill see how I like it.

      This is where i got my inspiration from.

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      10-14-2009 10:28 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by Rabbitguy21 »


      Thanks for the info. It has two pipes going up but ill double check them. I left a 5 inch gap on the back side and a 2 inch gap along the top. Its a pull away false wall. Thanks for the info on the water heater too! there is a window in that room so ill prop it open.


      I can't be sure without actually seeing it, but if both pipes on your furnace go outside, then no air is required from the room for combustion, it takes all the air it needs from outside.

      For your water heater you can even put a grate into the wall, like a 1'x1' grate just to be safe.


    31. 10-16-2009 09:03 AM #31
      gets better every time I look. keep up the good work

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      10-20-2009 12:12 AM #32
      looks good, man

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      04-30-2010 01:42 PM #33
      I did some more work. I built a new fence and planted some new palms. I still have lots of work to do in the yard, but I've only been at my house for 8 months.

      Crappy old fence

      New fence

      New palms

      Next up I'm going to brick my lamp post and get a new light for the top of it. Also get a matching porch light. I want to build an outdoor kitchen, I should have time to build it next month or so. I have a deposit down for Black Granite counter tops so those should be getting done soon. Ill post more pictures later.


      Modified by Rabbitguy21 at 10:44 AM 4-30-2010

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      04-30-2010 01:46 PM #34
      Here's a current pic. were going to be getting new plants on the right side of the house. I want to do a tropical theme. All the plants I'm buying are cold weather palms. I'm working on getting the lawn looking good.

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    35. 04-30-2010 02:09 PM #35
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      I built a new fence

      Always enjoy watching the progress on your place. Do you have more details on the fence?

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