Weekly Remodel Progress

It doesn’t look like a lot happened this week, but quite a few things got done. Somehow, the ceiling tongue & groove was underestimated, so a rush custom order was needed for about 300 more square feet. AND, there was a fire at the lumber yard, so we lost a few days. But other work…

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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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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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