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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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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Stripping Concrete Block

We are officially INSANE! We did a very tiny test a few weeks ago on our interior concrete block. It is all painted (in poop color, no less) and Tim is desperate to see it in it’s natural, unpainted state. Do you know how hard it is to scrape paint from all the nooks and…

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Let the stripping begin

While our architect is busy working on our remodel plans, Tim and I have been busy starting on projects in the existing house. As I explained in earlier posts, we have many wood walls, wood beams, wood frames around every window and door and wood kitchen cabinets…ALL covered up with layers of paint. Tim and…

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