A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘doors’

Much Better Now!

Well of course my “impromptu” back door project took longer than I wanted/expected it to, but it looks sooooo much better than before! I can’t believe it, but I don’t have a decent shot of the interior side of the door. It was splattered with white paint from one of the PO’s paint jobs and…

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Impromptu Weekend Project

Our plans to go to the cottage today were thwarted by rain predicted all day in Wisconsin. Instead I decided to start on a simple little project: stripping the exterior side of the back door. The Silent Paint Remover (SPR) was enlisted again for this project and it took about 4 hours to get most…

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Closing the Door on Dirty Laundry

We can finally cross the laundry room door off our To-Do List/2015 Goals, and it’s only January 15th! This is another one of my Re-use/Re-purpose projects. The door was the original exterior door to the basement. When we did the attic remodel in 2009, our contractor used a metal door that he had from another…

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What a Difference a Door Makes!

All the doors in our attic remodel are installed and trimmed out. It makes such a difference in the look and feel of the attic reno. It finally feels like it’s really a part of the rest of the house. The carpenter still needs to install the doorknobs. I’m sure we could do it ourselves,…

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Behind Closed Doors

That’s right, folks. We not only have doors, we can close them. It’s not quite finished yet, but if all goes well tomorrow, the doors should be done, done, DONE! Bathroom privacy, what a concept! More about this little laundry room door project later. And this is what we’re sleeping with tonight: He usually does…

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Taking One Last Look

I can scarcely believe it, and I don’t want to jinx it, but it appears that we are about to reach a pretty big milestone in the attic renovation, after three years: DOORS. The carpenter is coming bright and early in the morning. He has 5 doors to install including the closets along with 3…

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Old Door Hardware Resources

As I’ve mentioned, we had four extra original doors that the PO saved and stored in the attic, which happened to be the same amount, and size, we needed for the attic remodel. Three were more narrow, so those will be used for our two closets and the bathroom door. The fourth, wider door is…

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The Annual Recap

It’s that time again folks, when I recap the bungalow accomplishments (or lack thereof) for the past year and set goals for the new year. Are you as excited as I am? To start, it definitely wasn’t a banner year, both for blogging and for remodeling. That said, we did accomplish one of my major…

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What Door?

Now that we have curious little creatures in the house again, I was determined to finish one part of our attic remodel: closing up the knee wall access points. This was one of those projects where we thought we’d save a little money and do it ourselves. Well, that’s fine if one has the time…

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Living Room Tour

As promised, here is a tour of our completed-for-now living room. There are some things I want to change, but as of now, they are waaaaay down on the list. Number One, the fireplace: Overpowering, isn’t it? Even next to our large, curved sectional sofa. It’s also not a bungalow fireplace. A bungalow fireplace is…

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