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Old 06-08-2013, 11:30 PM   #226
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What is so sad is that at some point this was a brand new, nice home and someone did this to it. No pride, no respect. Pathetic.
I would imagine after the OP gets through it will be just like new it really is sad that people leave houses in such bad shape though. I saw a foreclosure recently where the previous owners knocked random holes in the drywall and stole all the cabinet doors. What a waste.

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Old 06-09-2013, 12:12 AM   #227
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Beautiful!
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:14 AM   #228
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Gigantic Spider! I would never go under the house again!!
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Love that cabinet style.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:19 AM   #230
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You are doing great money wise. Keep up the good work!
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Great info. Thanks.
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Thanks GinaMarie. Im not sure what board you are talking about, there was never a window a/c unit in the living room. At least not since i bought it. The part that was covered in black plastic was because of some missing drywall.

Short update: We have been busy working on the doors. We ended up having to drag out the chop saw to cut the trim pieces, but once we did, the cutting went quickly. We used the circular to cut the door panels to size, then used Gorilla wood glue to glue the trim to the front. Last night and the night before, i filled the gaps with wood filler and sanded the edges and the front trim pieces, then last night i painted two doors. They will still need a coat with a roller to get rid of the brush marks, but that can be done after we have them installed. Today, while my dad is sleeping, my mom is supposed to work on painting the remaining doors and screwing the hinges and handles on them. The only thing that needs done before installing them is to paint the face frame of the bar cabinet, easier than painting around hinges.
I thought we would get a lot more done this weekend but i underestimated how much work was involved in making these doors, when you have to fill them, wait to dry, sand them, fill again, wait, sand, paint, dry, paint, dry, paint, dry. After that is over, you've spent two hours on one door. On the bright side, they look amazing!
Thanks for reading, and i am working really hard to get it done so that you guys can see more pictures! Dont quit on me now!
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #233
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We have been working throughout the week on the doors, we still havent finished them. I might have made a mistake going with cabinet grade plywood, because it soaks up paint like nobody's business. We are currently on our fourth coat of paint and still isnt the pure white coverage im looking for. however, we did get the backs to the white i wanted, so i put the hinges on and im just going to go hang them on the cabinets and paint the fronts in place. Never realized how difficult it would be to paint cabinet grade plywood and solid poplar. Stupid. Anyway, we are working on it! Tonight, another coat of paint and then set out to dry overnight so we can hang them tomorrow morning.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:38 AM   #234
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Hmm that's interesting. We built some cabinets out of some particle board (not OSB). It only took primer plus two coats.
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My mom didnt want to use primer, so i imagine that is why its taking so long to do. We got three doors hung this weekend and we also painted the accent wall in the kitchen. With Father's Day bbq's and wedding stuff, that was pretty much the most we could do. Sometime this week i intend to go out there and do the tan overlay on the accent wall and hang the sink base and drawer base doors. Looking good so far!
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:43 AM   #236
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Okay slight change in plans. My parents had their renters just give notice that they will be leaving by the end of the month. The only way to overcome such short notice is for me and my parents to move into the rent house and rent out the big house. So it has become necessary for me to have a place to store 75 percent of my junk, since the rent house is a lot smaller.
So, we are, for now, abandoning the kitchen. We are still working on painting doors at night at the big house, but as for actually working at the trailer, we are shifting our attention to the master bedroom. Thankfully its nearly complete. We will be spending the next two weekends finishing the mudding of the bedroom walls, painting the walls, and putting down the hardwood so that around the first of July i can move my boxes into the master.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #237
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Another productive weekend! Pics coming soon

This weekend we got four of our window shades hung (we are sick of stapling trash bags up); finished the remaining doors and hung all but three; mudded and sanded the master bedroom, ready to paint; started to hang the closet but the battery died after the second screw; installed one cornice on the bar; installed most of the electric in the bedroom; and finished it up by making a trip to Walmart to get all of the necessary curtain rods, hinges, and remaining door hardware.
My mom will be out there today, putting up the curtain rods and measuring for curtains. The kitchen is nearly complete, only have to hang three more cabinet doors, apply one more coat of paint to the doors, install handles, stain the countertops, overlay the accent wall and lay the flooring. Thanks for reading! I promise i will get pics soon of the master bedroom.
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Glad to hear of the progress
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Thanks Kyle. We took advantage of the one and half hours of daylight after work last night to hang curtain rods. We got them all hung up and created moveable curtains from trashbags, and got those hung up. Movin right along...

I also received my very first black thumbnail last night, after working almost a solid ten months on rebuilding, and working a solid two months on demolition, and it wasnt even my fault! Well it kinda was, but i wasnt the one holding the frikken hammer. My mom was attempting to hammer in a nail partway to start a path for the miserable excuse for a screw they give you with those curtain rods, and since she was on the floor, and i was on the ladder, she couldnt quite reach. So, not even thinking about it, i reached over to hold the nail steady, and she missed. BOOM. NEVER TRUST SOMEONE ELSE TO NAIL IN A NAIL YOU ARE HOLDING!!!

Anyhow, now i am nursing a very sore black thumbnail. And attempting to type with it.

We also encountered our first snake of the season last night. Copperheads run rampant on our land, because of the pond on a neighboring lot, and because of the pastures on the back of our lot. About halfway to the trailer last night, a copperhead slithered across my path, it was a youngun, only about a foot and a half long. It turned halfway across the path and headed straight for my mom, so i grabbed a broken half of a 2"x4"x8" cinderblock and chunked it at the serpent. It struck him in the head, and stunned him, and allowed me ample time to reach it, and promptly chop it in half with the sharp broken edge of the cinderblock. Then i threw the block on top of the body and stomped on it. Then we threw some dirt on it to keep my cat off of him. I hate snakes, horrid creatures.
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Ouch! I slammed my thumb in a truck door last summer, the old nail eventually fell off; it took about 3 months to heal. Good luck...

I hate hanging curtains period

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