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« Reply #330 on: May 05, 2013 12:00:23 AM »

Congratulations on your new house! I think matching your stairs and kitchen cabinetry stains will look great.
Suggestion: insulated curtains for your bay window. If a rod can't be found that's the right size, consider using Velcro to hang panels or Roman blinds in each section of the window, then use a rod across the top of the molding to cover the expanse. That's a great view, so I'm sure you don't want to block it, but it's also going to allow a lot of heat loss. Being able to cover the window with some form of insulation (even if only at night), should help a lot.

Let us know how things are going. Love looking at other people's renovations.
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« Reply #331 on: May 05, 2013 06:40:43 AM »

Beautiful home!  I can't wait to see the transformation!
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« Reply #332 on: May 05, 2013 06:46:21 AM »

congrats on your new project!
I hope it brings you much joy,
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« Reply #333 on: May 05, 2013 10:12:21 AM »

It'll be work JS but your home will be so awesome and cool!  There is nothing like a home that you fix up yourself Grin 
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« Reply #334 on: May 05, 2013 05:19:23 PM »

Thank you, ladies, for the encouragement and good wishes!  kbrison, your velcro suggestion for the window coverings is brilliant.  I forgot to explain how such a huge project could possibly be befitting for a ME-along.  Our current home is roughly 900 sq ft, with no real claimable space for sewing and crafting.  The routine goes something like this: give kidlets breakfast at dining room table, shoo them off to school, get out a project, spread it out on the table, clear everything off the table when school lets out so kids can do homework at the table, serve dinner and clear, drag out the project, move it so laundry can be folded, ...  lather, rinse, repeat... Hubby heard an earful about my wanting a house with more rooms than what we have now.  Our realtor patiently showed us several places before this one.  I cashed in my meager retirement to buy it.  My very own space, with my name titled first on the deed, since it is "mine."  Selfish? Absolutely.  Deserved?  You betcha! lol


Here is a look at the stained kitchen cabinets and paint color:


Proper pics will be posted when everything is done.
(Kitchen before:


Hubby was thrilled when he pulled up the carpet and discovered those wonderful hardwood floors:



Sometimes the magnitude of work needed seems overwhelming.  We are trying to be patient and prioritize the projects.  Hopefully things won't be too costly.  Oh guess what- the neighbors think that the detached garage is encroaching on their property by ten feet. *sigh*  
I hope all of you are having an awesome day!
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« Reply #335 on: May 05, 2013 06:17:39 PM »

Look at all that beautiful woodwork! Oh my, you have quite a jewel in the rough there.  Smiley

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« Reply #336 on: May 06, 2013 08:06:56 AM »

kbrison--what a wonderful energy saving idea!  I have clear plastic shrink wrap on my huge window but it is a pain each year and just plain ugly!

JS--check with your realtor re: garage...a survey of the property should have been done and marked the boundaries of your property...plus, if the garage was existing for several years and the neighbors never said anything, you might have rights for an easement use...people need to pay attention to what neighbors are doing because if you "allow" someone to use your property, they can have a case to continue using it.

We had a similar issue...the neighbor next door mowed about 20 feet into our property when we purchased...our realtor told us to write a nice thank you note but to mow it ourselves at least once a year...glad we did because he then tried to put in a concrete pad to put his swimming pool shed on it...had we not "reclaimed" our property, he would have been allowed to do it!
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« Reply #337 on: May 06, 2013 10:51:55 AM »

Beautiful hardwood floor and house. Your kitchen will be bright and sunny with this beautiful green. I hope you can check easily if the garage is on the neighbors' property.

I am in a sewing phase. I have mostly fixed holes, sewn again what went undone, added straps, changed old elastic waistbands on my clothes. I am working on a few dresses too.

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« Reply #338 on: May 07, 2013 07:15:06 AM »

Great work so far!!  It's great that you took it all into your own hands and got the house YOU really wanted!  I've never done the house hunting thing, we just took what was available for rent.... then turned around and bought it when they wanted to sell it.  It's worked so far, but I still dream up my dream house frequently!

I've decided to cast on again with that yarn, and that same scarf.  Just this time, I'm going to use a crochet cast on with a very thick yarn.  and that should work, I think.  knitknitknit!
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« Reply #339 on: May 07, 2013 07:52:22 AM »

Congrats on the house! Awesome floors! What a treasure! Good luck.
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