A Fresh Coat Of Paint…

February 19th, 2005 § Comments Off on A Fresh Coat Of Paint… § permalink

I’ve always been amazed at how much a simple coat of paint will do for a room. We’ve recently painted the kitchen and here are a few pictures…

One wall needed to be stripped of the lovely green wallpaer and then patched. Here’s my dad hard at work.

The kitchen needs a lot of work. The floor is solid but hideous (and damn cold in the winter), the cupboards are cheap and falling apart, and the coutertop is rotten in a few places. I don’t have the time or moeny at this point to install a new kitchen so the fresh coat of paint is a stop-gap measure, designed to get me through the next few years.

Christina picked the colour from Rochester. I’m very pleased with it, it turned out well. You never seem to notice just how dingy and bland a room is until you put a fresh coat of paint on it.

For good measure I also replaced all the electrical outlets, switches, and faceplates. I also intend to replace the door pulls but have yet to find a style that I like. I’ll keep my eyes open and you, faithful reader, posted.

I’m A Stripper!

February 6th, 2005 § Comments Off on I’m A Stripper! § permalink

There, I said it. And I’m not ashamed of it.

I don’t know if it was a foolish decision or not, but I’ve decided to strip all the paint and varnish off of all the wood in the front hall.

I spend about 10 hours a week at it and in 3 months I’ve made steady progress but sometimes I think I’m going to be stripping for the rest of my life.

Volunteer labour will be gladly accepted.

Warm Pink Fluffiness

February 5th, 2005 § Comments Off on Warm Pink Fluffiness § permalink

Part of the problem with the back part of the house is that it’s poorly insulated. And by poorly insulated I mean that it’s open to the elements. The temperature outside is the temperature in the addition.

Another problem with the back part of the house is that there is only a thin door blocking it off.

This arrangement was ok in the summer, not bad in the fall and even bearable in the winter. That was, until it the temperature went down to –38 degrees. At –38 degrees there was a considerable draft.

Not any more…

Now that corner of the kitchen is toasty warm.

The only downside to the warm pink fluffiness is that the driving range is closed until the weather gets warmer.

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