In Progress & seeing some light

I’ve been short on the posts lately, but we’ve been deep in the remodel. Here’s what we have going on this week. Stripping hell continues. I seriously think I am paying penance for property damage I must have inflicted in a previous life. The back of the house has been completely ripped out & is…

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Interesting Remodel Hurdles

No remodeling project is without a little angst. And, we’re significantly uptight, so we feel a bit bad for the scrutiny that we subject our contractor and architect to. But, they’ve both been great and have humored us. We have a few small hurdles…nothing large, but just a few minor interesting things. Our back wall…

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Stripping AGAIN

I swore I’d never do mass stripping after our kitchen remodel in San Francisco. Never say never! I am the stripping queen these days. I’ve been working on the solid mahogany trim that is around the windows, door frames and closets. I used CitriStrip and Soy Gel to remove the white paint. But, there is…

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The Walls are Coming Up

The masonry crew arrived this week and started building the walls. They also ripped out our rotten concrete block planter in the front of the house so it could be rebuilt. It looks amazing! Only three walls are concrete block and the remaining new walls are regular framing and glass walls. We had some mis-communication…

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Fence & Retaining Wall

The fence and retaining walls have been a thorn in our sides. All of our bids were outrageous and we went with the company that we thought might be the best. I’m now wishing I had just let Tim do it himself. Due to some confusion about the grading, we’ve had to add extra height…

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More Stripping Hell

Stripping hell continues. Let’s review what we are stripping in our little house. 1. All of the Doug Fir beams – like 30 feet long and maybe 20 of them. 2. All of the mahogany trim and wood around the house. Yes, idiots covered it all in paint. 3. Concrete Block inside and outside the…

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Link Love

No posts lately…we’ve been working so much that I haven’t had a chance to blog lately. But, I wanted to shared some fun links for you. First, Shannon at 5280mod.com alerted me to the Denver a’ la mode blog, which is a Denver fashion, beauty and trend blog. I had not yet seen this blog,…

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