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Official Home Projects Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Wandler, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Wandler

    Wandler @nwandler

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    Freshly off my remodeling of a closet to a computer room I have been thinking about my next projects for around the house/yard. Here is what I have planned so far:
    • Install new light fixtures in the kitchen and dining room
    • Install new workbenches in garage
    • Repaint driveway
    • Install underground sprinklers in backyard
    • Hydroseed backyard
    Homeowners, what do you have planned?
     
  2. Roscoe

    Roscoe Stealin' your man since 1986.

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    Repaint driveway? :confused:

    I live in an apartment, so I don't get to mess with anything. :(

    Can't wait to have my own home projects though.
     
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    2K1stang New Member

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    Post a pic of your driveway.
     
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    Kuplex Retired Admin

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    In progress:
    - Remove a folding closet door and replace with sliding bookcase
    Just need to final sand, primer, and paint to match trim.

    To do:
    - Build a mainly glass display case for China/Glassware; stain undecided
    - Build hallway table; design still in works but it will look 1800-ish; stain undecided
    - Redo ceiling in hallway and rewire second light fixture
    - Repaint kitchen
    - Build fireplace (big project, lol)
    - Sliding rails on large picture to hide flat screen behind when not in use
    - Build about 12 bookcases for upstairs library (will take awhile because I'll need to etch the designs into the wood)

    I'm hoping to finish all that this year. :eek:
     
  5. BadAssStang

    BadAssStang Mustang Sally

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    Extending the deck
    Fixing up the backyard (we've going to do pavers on part of it because my dogs tear the grass up)
    Window boxes on the front upstairs windows, the house is somewhat Mediterranean style. Something like this: [​IMG]
    I also want to do the stucco on that part of the house in another, warmer color.
    I want to paint or change out the white metal railings for black. The white shows all of its wear and I don't feel like it goes with the style as well as black would.
    Crown molding for the rest of downstairs (I have it in the formal living and dining room, my husband, father and brother in law did it)
    A new front door and sidelights
    New patio doors (I don't love the sliders)
    We also want to do some more stuff in the master bath, we hate the builder's tiles and fixtures.

    Holy crap, I think there's more. We're going to be busy too!
     
  6. Wandler

    Wandler @nwandler

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    Edit: Found better pics:

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  7. BadAssStang

    BadAssStang Mustang Sally

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    When you're done you can come help me!

    I also have to repaint my kitchen, breakfast room, and family room and we want to do some high hats in the kitchen and family room and pendant lights over the kitchen island. The paint I usually do because my husband sucks at it. :lol:
     
  8. BigEZ

    BigEZ Between two ferns

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    Looks like quite the list me likey.
     
  9. Taylor

    Taylor New Member

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    Never in my life have I seen a painted driveway.
     
  10. Wandler

    Wandler @nwandler

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    I guess today is your lucky day.

    We didn't do it ourself, it was the previous owners, but we really like it. It certainly stands out...
     
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  12. Rapscallion

    Rapscallion Like I give a fuck

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    I'm moving into my new place this weekend so I have LOTS to get done
     
  13. nikko

    nikko Admin Emeritus Off Topic Moderator

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    heh. Every time I think about it the list gets longer.

    * finish painting downstairs. We did a "test" wall last summer and never got around to doing the rest of it. going to do the rest of the walls the pale yellow color in the background of this pic:
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    * Extend our raised garden the length of the yard, fill it in with some good dirt, and plant some bamboo to shield the neighbors a bit. Here's how the garden looks now, going to keep the brick going off to the left in a curved pattern:
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    * Stain the fence in the picture above to keep it from getting white/nasty

    * I'd like to stain our concrete patio, maybe so it looks something like this:
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    * Replace the ugly oleanders and other crappy ground cover in the front of our house with rose bushes and some bulbs. Primarily the area to the right in this picture:
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    * Build a small fence to conceal our A/C unit, just visible on the right of this picture:
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    * Cover up some areas in the back yard on the side of the house with bark or some other ground cover

    * I may re-do the lawn in back depending how bad I mess it up when we extend the wall and do the rest of the work.


    Heh. I think that's most of it... :uhh:
     
  14. BadAssStang

    BadAssStang Mustang Sally

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    Nikko, we have the same pavers for our raised garden but a different color. :thumbup:
    What is that yellow color, do you know the brand and name? I like it a lot. Also, I remember you doing the patio, it looks almost like large pavers, do you know how they did it? We got paver quotes at 9k and just concrete at 5k. We'd do it ourselves but we need a retaining wall because we have a sharp slope on one side.
     
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    BadAssStang Mustang Sally

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    I like the way it looks a lot.
     
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  17. nikko

    nikko Admin Emeritus Off Topic Moderator

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    They're both Behr colors (Home Depot) - the back wall is called "Havana Cream" and the accent is "Pollen Grains". If you wanted the code numbers I'm sure I could find them somewhere.

    Ours is just a concrete slab with some lines scored in it. Here's a better picture:

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    They just poured it all in and then spent time putting the lines in it by hand. It's pretty nice I guess, and was cheap, but I don't know if I'd do it again. The grooves collect tons of dirt and it's almost impossible to get it clean. It's also a little boring looking, which is why we're looking into acid staining now.

    Live and learn I guess. ;)
     
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    Better pics now posted...
     
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    I'll check out Home Depot. I have a color in my kitchen and family room that is similar but it's too "gold" or something. That color looks more like what I was going for.

    Now that I know about the grooves, I'll think more about it. Can you put something in there like caulk or anything? I would definitely do the staining, too. We're also considering doing something like Trexx(something similar and hopefully cheaper) over it because it will be easier to make level. As it is now I can't really have a table and chairs out there which sucks. It's like the dogs own the place.

    I like that, especially with the smaller matching medallion. I think it's a great touch. My driveway is just plain.



    My husband just added a couple more things to the list:
    painting or tiling the garage floor
    adding shelving in the garage
     
  20. Wandler

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    Thanks, we get lots of comments on it.

    I need to paint my garage floor as well but it's not really a priority... ;)