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Featured Blog Posts – September 2010 Archive (3)

The Upstairs Rooms: In Color

We still have a few things left to finish - installing the ceiling fans, putting on the outlet covers, tiling the bathroom - but it has been quite the haul just to get to the point where the walls are painted, the floors are finished, and most of the baseboard and shoe mold is installed. I'm too happy about getting to this point, so I'm posting photos...



BATHROOM

This is the bathroom floor - stained and finished. We had to put a dark stain… Continue

Added by Karan Andrea on September 29, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Curb Appeal

Late in the day on Labor Day, a car drove by my house, slowed, stopped, and the driver leaned out the window. "Thank you! It looks great," he said. Car after car, neighbor after neighbor driving by, walking by - their first words were "thank you."

Much of the work I have done on my house has been inside, so even though I have done a great deal of work that has improved the property, very little has been visible from the outside. And let's face it - my house is, well, in a word, ugly.…

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Added by Karan Andrea on September 10, 2010 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

flr stains

Can anyone help me we have a 110 year old house with finished wooden floors. These floors have a stain from wetness on them. When we were moving into the house the dampness laid under some boxes and left the imprint of the box on the finished floor. Is there anyway to remove thses stains off the floor without damaging the finish.

Added by John Leigh on September 1, 2010 at 10:39pm — 1 Comment

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