August 20, 2009

the WOOD SToVE

i just realized i never posted any pics of the wood stove...

PICTURE taken AFTER CEILINGS, WOOD STOVE and the CONCRETE PAD installed:
-for anyone's info...we used the product Ardex for the concrete pad. we wanted the pad to be flush with the floor since it had to be so big. we put fiber cement board over the sub floor and then we poured a 1/8" thick ardex self leveling pad. Ardex is awesome...a little expensive, but GREAT if you want concrete and you need it to be thin.)



if you can see above the open wall separating the living and the bedroom... we'll put some sort of storage up there...

BEFORE PICTURE:

March 21, 2009

Lighting Plan

here is our lighting plan for the living room and bedroom:

March 15, 2009

Ceiling Fun!!! we're inching along!

Living Room, looking up before insulation:




picture taken after justin did all the electrical work.
  • 8 new recessed can lights in living room
  • 4 new recessed can lights in bedroom
  • electrical for future ceiling fan
  • stubbed (correct terminology? ) for pendant fixture in living roo
  • stubbed for pendant fixture in bedroom
  • new downlight over our classy future hvac box
  • stubbed electrical for entrance lighting
  • stubbed for future covered back patio porch lighting...
  • i could go on
  • also, a lot of new outlets and switches for all those new lights!
we added recycled denim insulation in the cathedral ceilings with vapor retardant paper.



bedroom gable wall:


April 29, 2008

our new backyard!

before:



after:


haha...nah..this is in Victoria, B.C. (Butchart gardens)...we were with justin's mama and daddy:


April 23, 2008

Refinishing our Oak Floors

This is what we were working with:
(Oak Floors with a lot of paint & gunk)










Troy, from Ryerson Hardwood Floors, ( Portland, OR) shows me how to apply sealant and finish to our hardwood floors. We used BonaSeal Water Based Sealant and finish.

video

ta da:
Bedroom


Living Room, looking into kitchen:


Bedroom (pepper sitting outside)

Knocking Down the Wall!

but first let us take up this hideous carpet:





and the ceiling fan



taking down the wall in between the kitchen and living room!




friends are nice
thanks Johnny!



April 22, 2008

Before Pictures

BEFORE PICTURES
These are the listing pictures...when we bought the house.
(before any improvements:)

Front:


Living Room:



Kitchen



Bedroom 1:


Bathroom:



Backyard:


Back Porch:

780 SQ FT

remodeling while living