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Old 06-03-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Hi all...Looking to gain knowledge from fellow DIY types. I can't stomach the thought of paying for something I might be able to do myself.
Home ownership (In our 3rd and kept our first as a rental) has certainly converted my free time towards upkeep and repairs. I enjoy most of it and loath some of it...I'm not afraid to dig in and give it a try. If along the way I inadvertently pass some of my knowledge to others...Bonus!

I involve my wife and 3 kids (Boy/16 Girls/11&13) through every step. My hope is that my children will be able to remember how Dad it...And do it!

Thought I would share some of the things my family & I have done.
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I like to find space in the walls and make use of it. Dead space above HVAC.




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Told you it was pic heavy!





My wife loves bright white & bead board...I love my wife.














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Old 06-03-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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Welcome! Nice work!
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Awesome, I wish I had talent like this!
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Nice pix. Can't say I prefer open cabinets, but I hear ya on the 'wife likes' notion.
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For some reason, none of your pics are visible to me on my screen. I have all my settings on here to allow for images yet none appear. Just a little red X on every pic. Shame too because it probably looks nice
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Im kinda confused. Nice work, but do you have two kitchens? The kitchen in the first pic and the kitchen with open top cabinetry are certainly not the same room.
I did the same thing with my kitchen as you did the second one. Beadboard walls, bright white cabinets, open on the top. Even have the same cabinet hardware. But i have wood floors.
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Im kinda confused. Nice work, but do you have two kitchens? The kitchen in the first pic and the kitchen with open top cabinetry are certainly not the same room.
Different homes...Different kitchens. I have a 3rd kitchen makeover (rental) that I removed the cabinets on one of the walls and went with shelves like a restaurant. That was 7 yrs ago and now my wife wants it in our current kitchen (the white one with bead board) UGGG...Never ends!
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i did the shelving simply because the cabinets are too heavy for me to lift, hold, and screw in by myself. Looks great though.
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i did the shelving simply because the cabinets are too heavy for me to lift, hold, and screw in by myself. Looks great though.
Put a 2X4 horizontally along the wall for the cabinet to rest on while you install.
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Some nice work in those pics, thanks for sharing.

Based on those pics you have skills, why didnt you just forego the tarp roof and shingle it .

Its not that cut up and the pitch is gravy
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Pic heavy, that's not pic heavy.....go see my build......that is pic heavy.

I like what you did to the first kitchen....amazing how taking out a wall like that makes it all look so much bigger.....

On your fireplace....how hard was it to remove the old stone?
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On your fireplace....how hard was it to remove the old stone?
It came down easy, pulled off a few rocks (fake-ish) and then grabbed the wire mesh and yanked it down. The hearth was harder since the rock/stone was real.
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