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

Posts Tagged ‘paint’

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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The Reveal

We have a big weekend coming up (more about that later) so I don’t have much time and didn’t want to wait any longer to post the (almost) final photos of the storm window paint project — even though I’m still working on that perfect shot and I still have to add a second coat…

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Sneak Peek

This morning, I no sooner had written the following… I can’t seem to get a decent shot of the house because of the overhanging branches of our Norway Maple (which nowadays is considered to be an invasive species). I called the village almost a year-and-a-half ago to trim it (since it’s in the parkway, the…

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The White Has Got to Go

I’ve never hidden my displeasure about the white storm windows on the front of the house. I really hate the starkness of them next to the limestone ledge and the dark brick colors. Over two years ago I intended to take care of that with wood storm windows, but that never happened. I seemed to…

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Entry Closet Update

Closets are one of those projects that you intend to work on one day, right? Whether it’s completely disorganized and jammed with junk, doesn’t use space efficiently or is in need of a fresh coat of paint, once you shut the door the looming project simply disappears—until you open the door again. Ugh. Back when…

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The Kitchen Cabinet Project

Now that 2011 is almost over I noticed that I never set any house project goals for the year. Based on the 2010 goals and accomplishments (or lack thereof), the unofficial goal for 2011 would have been to finish whatever was left for 2010 (and 2009 for that matter). Alas, the most daunting project —…

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The Painted Kitchen: A Timeline

Before we moved into the bungalow almost three years ago, the kitchen looked like this: Shortly after we moved in, one of the first projects was to get rid of the half-assed screaming yellow paint job (yes, the PO painted only parts of the walls before running out of steam). Since we weren’t going to…

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The Kitchen Cure: Special Project

As part of Apartment Therapy’s Spring Kitchen Cure, we were to choose a special project to work on, something that would improve the kitchen aesthetically. This prompted me to put the kitchen wall repair on the fast track, something I’d been wanting to start on anyway. To refresh your memory, this is how the wall…

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Going to the Dogs

If our Master Bedroom is Tranquility Lodge, then our other room upstairs is a Weimaraner Dinner Party according to its paint color names (Benjamin Moore AF-155 and AF-300, respectively). I can just picture a bunch of Weimaraners lounging about, listening to jazz and sipping cognac. They’re much more sophisticated-looking than the Dogs Playing Poker, wouldn’t…

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Our Master Bedroom: Tranquility Lodge

When we’re not chasing bats, eating our veggies, working, visiting Pete’s dad in rehab or the myriad other things that seem to constantly pop up, we’re also trying to make headway on our attic remodel so that we can move in/up. Once the hardwood floors were finished, I was itching to start painting, my favorite…

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