Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year...

I would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year… May all of your wishes come true in the year 2010.

The photos above are a collection from Saturday Evening Post covers. They represent the baby new year through the eyes of J.C Leyendecker. I certainly can not take credit for the wonderful photos. It was put together by:

Sunday, December 13, 2009

So much to do...

Over the last two weeks, I’ve been trying to finish certain things around the house before Christmas. Not sure if you remember, but I’m having family and friends over for Christmas Eve… Well I did have a couple of personal set backs, but nothing that was unexpected per say. But that is another story… I can say thou that this will be the first Christmas where I will have a Christmas tree in my home… So because of that I wanted to set a tone…I wanted people to look at my Christmas tree and say that tree looks classy with a hint of boldness. Thus I decided to decorate my Christmas tree with silver and white colors. I decorated the tree with silver and white ribbons that raced down from the star. The star is a wicker basket that was painted silver. The ornaments are glossy silver, frosted silver and white bulbs. I want to say that the picture truly doesn’t give it justice.
But here it is anyway,

Also here is a picture of the front of my house on the first day of snow, December 9th...

You can also see the first Christmas wreath on the front door…

Now that is out of the way, I can return to the front hallway, I first put in new ¼ inch Luan and then the new hardwood flooring. Here are the pictures showing that process… I rented a pneumatic air gun that is specifically used for hardwood flooring. Basically it uses compress air and a rubber mallet to install the nails into the hardwood floors.

Here is a picture with the new hardwood floor installed on the first landing.

Here are pictures taken later in the day with the new hardwood flooring installed throughout the rest of the room. I’m really impressed with the new flooring. But I was also pretty exhausted after installing that floor.

With that accomplished, I decided to start another project. I decided it was time to work on the back hallway that connects the living room, bathroom, workout room and kitchen. The walls were painted a teal green. The drop ceiling will someday be taken down. That is the ceiling with the tin roof underneath. But I’m going to wait on that adventure at the moment.

The light switches were….well I’ll let the picture speak for itself….

Yup…bears and a light house with a sail boat…
The flooring was the same laminate flooring that was in the bathroom (before I change it). The edges of the laminate flooring are pealing up by the living room..

The back door had the original paint on the glass that the previous owners did.

Nice job on the paint…

Anyway, I primed the room and painted the walls the same color as the bathroom. The wall trim is painted with a cottage white that also matches the bathroom.

I removed the bears and decided to replace the junction box and switches.

Well the next step is to remove the laminate flooring and replace it with more peel and stick tiles. I plan on using the same ones that were installed into the bathroom. Anyway, until next time, happy building…


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