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Old 04-10-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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Project Underway

Well, this has been a while coming, but it's truly happening.

Time to "update" the Cabin...

Here is the ToDo List
  • New Carpet
  • New Entryway
  • Tile Backsplash in Kitchen and Bath
  • New Electrical outlets / switchplates
  • New light switches w switchplates
  • New drawer Hardware
  • New Cabinet hardware
  • Re-upholster couch
  • Re-upholster valances
  • Re-upholster headboard
  • New light fixtures (living, kitchen, bath, vanity, bedside, halogens)
  • New Shower hardware
  • New shower stall
  • New Bath faucet
  • New Kitchen faucet
  • New tabletop,
  • New Bed covers,
  • New doorhandles
  • New toilet seat


Here are the "Before" pictures...

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Was gonna also darken the cabinet stain, and put in a sectional loveseat/dinette on the PS, but that was gonna cost an additional $15K, so we are stopping here.(for now).


Already
  • Ripped out the mirrors...(So long DISCO) in preparation for tile
  • Changed out all the electric sockets and switchplates
  • Changed the light fixtures,
  • Changed the drawer and cabinet hardware
  • Couch is at the upholstery shop
  • Carpet and tile next two weeks

I'll post the after pics when we get there..

Oh, BTW, did you know that the "corianne" backsplash is only held in place with RTV silicone? Comes out real easy...As opposed to the wallpaper, which even with a heat gun comes off in "postage stamp" size pieces....
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Wow, your unit looked nice to start with. I am sure it is going to look spectacular!
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:09 AM   #3
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Rig looks good did you just finish project?
If not!,I dont understand why spend big $ when most would Love to have what you got?
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Rig looks good did you just finish project?
If not!,I dont understand why spend big $ when most would Love to have what you got?
Nope, just started. Those are the before pictures.
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Did I just hear SOB envy?
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Update

Well, the destruction happened today













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Cha Ching!
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THAT! is a brave man!
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Mike - how much of the work are you doing yourself? Looks like a big sweaty job along with a big sweaty wad of money!? However, it's a good tiime of year to start it since it's cool & warming here in CO.
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I'm only doing the destruction.....Leaving the "artistry" for the experts....(Tile and Carpet) The carpet/tile guy that is doing the work is GREAT to work with, and I will be posting pictures as the job progresses. YES Bob, the weather is PERFECT for this work.

I did make a removable "niche" to fill the hole in the wall for plumbing access..And considering I have never made ANY piece of finished wood before, I think it came out pretty good (If I do say so myself)



And I will do the plumbing & electrical myself. We are going to attempt the recovering/re upholstery of the window valances and the headboard also.

Actually the costs are not too excessive, since we are doing much of the work ourselves and the original idea of "darkening" the wood stain was killed ...The quotes I received on THAT part of the project made me cringe...($9-14 K!)..There is ALOT of wood in our Alpines.
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Work in process











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Looks awesome Mike! I really like the backsplash work that goes extremely well with appliances & counter top. You didn't hire a decorator did you?

Personally, we will probably opt for tile or wood laminate in the entrance area if not the entire front floor. Our gold colored carpet gets dirty VERY easily in the front entrance area. I'm going to carpet the steps which will help keep the entrance clean.

Good work. Let me know when it's available for display ... I'll come up to see it.
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Thanks Bob!

Margarita's & Fajitas at Jackson Lake sometime in June....

Got the plumbing in the vanity area done...with exception to the towel ring, that area is DONE


BEFORE....


AFTER



Here is the decorator...She get's ALL the credit...

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Have you replaced the tiles? If not, is it on the list?

The tiles in the pictures look the same as ours which are the original. We have a few cracks and plan to replace the tiles with tiles or perhaps laminated wood.
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