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Results found for "sanding"

  • Workshop In A Box, Jack is one-half of Vintage and Flea, and he is a dumpster diving MacGyver. With a few plastic soda bottles, a cardboard carton, and roughly a half-dozen other things he dragged home from the street, he built a "workshop in a box".

Here is the story. We live in Manhattan, and like most New Yorkers, we lack the studio space needed for dirty projects like sanding, stripping, and varnishing. Jack figured out a way to contain the mess.  Using items that were kicked to the curb (a/k/a other's people's trash), he created an "anti-dust and fumes work enclosure" , Other Spaces Design

    Workshop In A Box

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  • Great room, Kitchens Design

    Great room

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  • Sanding Sucks, I am slowly working on sanding the cabinets.  I can't wait to paint but trying to be patient with my prep work. (of course this doesn't make hubby happy) 
All cabinets are unfinished from Lowes or Home Depot.  I have been adding trim salvaged from our remodel.  Most of the trim originally was window trim.   I am thinking about painting the cabinets and all "mourning dove gray" by Martha Stewart.  And using beadboard on the ceiling and painting it a sky blue. What do you think?, Kitchens Design

    Sanding Sucks

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  • From Old to NEW!!, Our 1950's kitchen entry was old and tight.  We tore out a wall, refinished the all wood cabinets, redesigned them into a much needed peninsula.  These things changed the entire first floor of the house.  This remodel lightened up both the kitchen and living room, gave us an excuse to redo the flooring and have fun redecorating!!  

Most of the "grunt" work (demolition, drywall hanging, mudding, sanding, painting, cabinet refinishing, reinstallation, etc.) was done by the lady of the house.  But it is never a bad thing to learn new skills!  Only the electrical, plumbing and gas lines reworking was done by the man of the house.  To say I'm proud is to understate it!!  , Kitchens Design

    From Old to NEW!!

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  • Jason's Sleek & Stainless Kitchen Remodel, After a one and a half month journey that began with the purchase of a new oven and refrigerator I quickly started ripping the kitchen apart and rebuilt around the concept of deep reds and stainless steel. I've always dreamed of a kitchen with a red wall; and while this may not be my dream kitchen I do have a red wall.  My goal during the project was to keep the kitchen open; everything available and ready. The design was built around a daily working kitchen., Kitchens Design

    Jason's Sleek & Stain...

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  • SMALL KITCHEN NEW EASY WORKING  SPACE, Needing more working space we removed the patio door and brought cabinets all across the room.Put in a large window and now we enjoy the outside while preparing our meals.  DIY IN PROCESS STARTED JAN 24 07.....FINISHED may 2007 It is great having a working kitchen again and space ahhhh, Kitchens Design

    SMALL KITCHEN N...

    12 photos, 3,582 Views, Flag

  • Home Office Overhaul, Here are some pictures of our home office project. We knew we had hard wood floors under the rug but did not know they were in such bad condition. We went for a light fun theme rather than a traditional formal office., Home Offices Design

    Home Office Overhaul

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  • The Wood Works,need help!!!!!!, The condition of the wood floors in my 1950 cape cod are horrible,The previous dwellers apparently breeded dogs but I am determined to have wood floors.So far I have only done one room and because of all the stains,could only do them in a dark finish.I would just like some opinions as to whether they look good enough to continue through the rest of the house.Thanks, Bedrooms Design

    The Wood Works,need ...

    4 photos, 107 Views, Flag

  • Entry Way, Our entry way is not even close to being finished.  We have about 20 ft. tall vaults that still need to be mudded and sanded before we can prime and paint.  The entry is a split, but it opens right up into the dining room, Other Spaces Design

    Entry Way

    4 photos, 175 Views, Flag

  • Old Floor Refinishing, Old Diningroom floor refinishing, Dining Rooms Design

    Old Floor Refinishing

    15 photos, 2,073 Views, Flag

  • Earthy modern kitchen, This kitchen was screaming the 60s with dark walnut molding and wood trim, gloomy paneling and dated flowered wallpaper. The counters were white with gold speckles and were in poor condition from the use over the years. 

First we removed the paneling and the wallpaper. Once we accomplished this, we saw that the drywall was in rough shape. We filled the drywall with mud to repair what we could so we would have a fresh surface to work with. Because there were some areas on the walls that were quite challenging, we decided to use paint with sand texture to help conceal any imperfections. The owners wanted an earthy look to their home so they were very pleased with the sand texture to the kitchen walls. 

The old crank out windows was replaced with double hung windows.  The molding and trim was sanded down and was stained a honey oak to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.  We didn’t want to take away from the wood’s natural beauty so we installed wooden blinds to compliment and provide shade.

To add extra working space, an island was installed with enough space for both prep work and for your morning coffee. The old ceiling fan was removed and this beautiful stained glass light was added to provide additional lighting and charm. The old 60s counter top was removed and replaced matching the island’s counter top and matching back splash. 

The two old lighting fixtures that were over the counter were replaced with hanging stained glass pendants; providing a modern touch along with additional lighting.

With the changes we made, we were able to transform the old 1960s kitchen into a elegant, modern kitchen.

, Kitchens Design

    Earthy modern kitchen

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  • SCARY door makeover!, My front entry door was showing all the signs of damage from harsh Chicago winters.  I was a little nervous about stripping and refinishing.  I figured I would give it a shot because if it did not work out - I could always paint it.  It was a LOT of work but in the end - I LOVE IT!  , Home Exterior Design

    SCARY door makeover!

    10 photos, 1,585 Views, Flag

  • From 1980 to 2010 on $300, My guest bathroom needed an update from the 1980's.  With removal of wallpaper, reworking the walls, and using existing cabinet and tile, my updated space was created in 2.5 days., Bathrooms Design

    From 1980 to 2010 on $...

    10 photos, 2,539 Views, Flag

  • My new kitchen, This kitchen is the original kitchen to this home.  When we moved in six months ago the cabinets were really bad.  No on had taken care of them and they were very dirty and water stained.  I refinished them by sanding them down and restaining them, and they may not be professional, but they are 1000% better than when we moved in.  Today we had grante countertops installed and what a difference they make.  I have now finished taking down the old wallpaper and have painted the kitchen.  It looks so much better!, Kitchens Design

    My new kitchen

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  • Tuscan Dining at It's Best!, We bought a new bar height set for our anniversary to go with our sideboard that I found at a discount store. It had damage so I got a good price of $125 and I remade it. Instead of making the sideboard perfect (it had damage)  I purposely roughed it up more and put a stencil on the doors and changed out the hardware to copper. This dining set matched it perfectly it also has the distressed look. We painted the dining room yellow and usedTuscan theme accents with bright colors to decorate., Dining Rooms Design

    Tuscan Dining at It's...

    8 photos, 2,897 Views, Flag

  • victorian bedroom, i did a suede paint technique and refinished the floors, Bedrooms Design

    victorian bedroom

    7 photos, 633 Views, Flag

  • Kitchen Redesign, Before this kitchen was very country/builder grade. It had shiny oak cabinets, gold hardware, pink & blue laminate countertops, and bright white backsplash.  I have painted the cabinets and replaced the hardware with aged bronze.  I have not replaced the countertops or backsplash, yet.
Any ideas on window treatments?, Kitchens Design

    Kitchen Redesign

    8 photos, 264 Views, Flag

  • Sanding is done!!!, This is my pantry i have been working on and off of for a while.  See "Sanding Sucks" for the previous photos of the pantry under construction.  The cabinets where unfinished oak units purchased thru Home Depot.  After installing cabs, i add trim which i salvaged to reuse from our house remodel. After sanding, priming, sanding, and painting, i am almost done!!, Kitchens Design

    Sanding is done!!!

    12 photos, 1,849 Views, Flag

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