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    1. 03-03-2011 03:29 PM #51
      Just a heads up on dark cabinets. We have them in our kitchen, and they totally show dust and any marks or stuff that gets on them. It drives me crazy everyday...never again will I have dark stuff in the kitchen. EVER!

      YMMV of course.

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      03-04-2011 08:18 AM #52
      I like the idea of dark wood as well however IRL it seems to darken things too much for my taste.

      I think two toning it is a good compromise:

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      03-04-2011 09:06 AM #53
      Is that yours? I like it a lot.

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      03-04-2011 02:33 PM #54
      It is not. I found it on Ikeafans

      http://www.ikeafans.com/home/finishe...nes/#more-4933

      I love it, though. Im closing in 2 weeks and have a similar kitchen setup.

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      03-09-2011 02:42 PM #55
      I saw some of that stainless "look" vinyl wrap on DIY network the other day. That may look pretty awesome with the dark counter tops.

      Also, what kind of palms are those?
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      03-15-2011 12:53 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by gls:maverick View Post
      I saw some of that stainless "look" vinyl wrap on DIY network the other day. That may look pretty awesome with the dark counter tops.

      Also, what kind of palms are those?
      Thanks for that info! I just looked the site up its "applianceart.com" I may give it a try on my fridge.

      The palms are a "Blue Mediterranean Fan Palm" Two of them are doing very well but one looks like its going to die. They are supposed to be cold weather palms, hopefully it pulls through
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      03-16-2011 10:20 AM #57


      I'm digging the fence. I need to redo my fence this summer and this seems like a good cost effective solution. I have one question did you nail the horizontal boards to the back of the posts or are the board in the middle of the posts?
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      03-16-2011 01:59 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbitguy21 View Post
      I installed the new blinds and man it makes the room look better. I also installed a new light. I still need to paint the wood I had to put up and add the trim ring.


      This looks really good! I like it a lot.

      The first thing that stands out to me is that the dishwasher is the wrong color with the cabinets (which I see you are thinking of replacing). Can't wait to see what you decide.

      I agree with the other poster that dark cabinets may make the whole place feel too dark.

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      03-23-2011 12:11 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI_Matador View Post


      I'm digging the fence. I need to redo my fence this summer and this seems like a good cost effective solution. I have one question did you nail the horizontal boards to the back of the posts or are the board in the middle of the posts?
      Thanks! Ya it was very cheap to make and looks good. I nailed the horizontal board's to the 4x4's then placed one more fence board over the seams.
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      03-23-2011 12:14 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjunkie View Post
      This looks really good! I like it a lot.

      The first thing that stands out to me is that the dishwasher is the wrong color with the cabinets (which I see you are thinking of replacing). Can't wait to see what you decide.

      I agree with the other poster that dark cabinets may make the whole place feel too dark.
      Thanks! Ya I think I'm going to add some trim to my current cabinets and re-paint them. I'm getting ready to re-do my flooring. Im going to go with slate tile.

      question for you guys. I was doing some reading on how to get the old sub-floor out. I think i just need to take a circular saw and cut out the flooring as close as I can to the cabinets/walls. Then I just lay down the new cement backer board. Does that sound right?
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      03-23-2011 12:58 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbitguy21 View Post
      Thanks! Ya it was very cheap to make and looks good. I nailed the horizontal board's to the 4x4's then placed one more fence board over the seams.
      Very cool, thanks.
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      04-02-2011 07:33 PM #62
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      04-12-2011 04:23 PM #63
      So I'm going to be starting a new project here soon since its getting close to the grilling time of the year. The PO's of my house left a pile of prob 200+ of these retaining wall bricks in the back yard. I was doing some browsing of outdoor kitchens and saw people sometime use these bricks for the kitchen. I was just messing around with some of mine yesterday and started stacking em. Ill stagger them and cement the bricks down but it should be pretty cool. The local "chinese" granite place sells a slab thats 96inLX26inW for 90 bucks so I may use that for the tops of the "kitchen" Ill work on it a bit more this weekend. I have a mix of longer and shorter bricks.

      My dirty BBQ and small mock up


      What it could look like...
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      04-26-2011 11:35 AM #64
      I did a little work to the house the past few days....

      I painted the door and trim on my shed


      Stacked a few more bricks (ignore the nasty long grass behind the BBQ, that was our garden )


      I built a shelf to hold or PS3, Satellite box and receiver



      I forgot I had a few boxes of tiles I bought a few years ago, I started mocking them up for back splash around the stove and window




      I bought and built a new dresser from Ikea
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      04-26-2011 11:36 AM #65
      Next up is finishing the outdoor kitchen, tile the kitchen floor and then Tile my fireplace with slate tile..
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      04-26-2011 01:27 PM #66
      I don't think I ever posted pics of the house when we first got it..



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      04-26-2011 02:21 PM #67
      Everything you have done looks very good.

      Suggestion on the wiring hanging from your component shelf for your PS3 and Sat Box. Get some cable raceway similar to this LINK, and paint it to match the wall color. I have used this stuff to hide cabling where needed. Here is pic of some I recently installed when I moved my TV room around, again.....

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      05-02-2011 11:36 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by VdubTX View Post
      Everything you have done looks very good.

      Suggestion on the wiring hanging from your component shelf for your PS3 and Sat Box. Get some cable raceway similar to this LINK, and paint it to match the wall color. I have used this stuff to hide cabling where needed. Here is pic of some I recently installed when I moved my TV room around, again.....
      Thank you. That looks really clean, Ill have to order a strip of it.

      Me and a buddy did some tile work this weekend. I still need to grout and hang my lamp back up..


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      05-02-2011 11:48 AM #69
      Do u guys know if i can hard wire these Ikea spotlights into an existing light switch?

      http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50119351
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      05-31-2011 11:28 AM #70
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      06-05-2011 06:00 PM #72
      I loled^ the pictures where you redid the bathroom on page one. the only thing i noticed right away was before had no paper and after your tp was filled lol. Nice house though. Dew werk.
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      06-30-2011 12:12 PM #73
      Thanks for all the complements!

      I finally got around to doing my kitchen floor. We took the easy way and used a floating floor. It looks 10x better then my old flooring. I just have to see how long it lasts, It was only $250 so if anything i can do tiles later on down the road....

      Next up for the kitchen is re-painting the cabinets and maybe re-tile the back splash.







      Just for reference this is our old floor...



      I also cleaned up the patio, stacked a few more bricks and hung some lights. When i get a few extra bucks the granite tops are coming for the out door kitchen.... If my stupid VW didn't break all the time I would have money...
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      08-04-2011 03:14 PM #74
      I had the week off so I decided to build a rock/zen Garden. I wish my grass was greener but oh well lol! I still have to paint the new part of the fence and the trim around the garden.


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    25. 08-04-2011 11:20 PM #75
      I would't paint the cabinets too dark because you already have a dark counter top, floor and blinds...
      Got inspired by all of your great work...I will do somethings to my place this weekend...nothing too elaborate, just some painting and furniture moving.

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