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Old 02-03-2014, 01:00 AM   #45
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Unfortunately for a lot of the country, east coast especially, natural gas is not an option.

Thank you though. The walls are more of a peach color than yellow lol.
Ahh, ya I was unaware. 95% of everything here is NG, so I just assumed. My apologies.


And good deal with the peach. Bitches love peach.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:55 PM   #47
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It's been awhile since updating.

Had the plumber come in a few weeks ago to replace the water valve. My place controls my building with 4 units as well as the next building down on the same side, so 8 units total, so of course there was back wash, but it wasn't horrible. I was a little sketchy on turning the water back on because the last thing I need is neighbors/HOA coming after me for stuff broken. Stupid design...





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Update 2-16

My dad swung by on Sunday. We finally finished my bedroom painting the trim. Also decided to go with a darker color on two of the walls. A much better effect IMO.

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These pictures all look like hell too. I should probably start using my DSLR.
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These pictures all look like hell too. I should probably start using my DSLR.
I only use my phone for my pictures. I should probably start doing the same thing
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:30 PM   #49
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lol It's just more convenient.
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Fuck it looks like peach Matt...
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lol. That admittedly does. But I like it, so meh.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:52 AM   #53
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lol. That admittedly does. But I like it, so meh.
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But this Matt. I'm just saying cause you said it was more of a yellow. But not my house, nor will I ever see it. Haha
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:03 PM   #54
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Update 3/2/14

I started the downstairs guest bathroom. First, I started painting the ceiling corners with Behr paint. The original plan was to go with wall paper, but we discovered that vinyl style wall paper is hard to come by, so ended up going with paint again.

For 3 of the walls, I went with an off white color, semi gloss. The ceiling is flat white. For the wall where the sink is and the mirror, I went with that gold color that I used in my bedroom. It is an eggshell finish.

Before starting to paint the walls, I took out the old towel rack and the toilet paper rack. I filled the holes in. Then, my dad and I had to get the old sink out which ended up being a whole process because the whole thing was glued down. Ended up taking some of the drywall out where we had to patch it, but I'm going to be putting a shelf in, so most of it, if not all of it will be covered. After we had the sink out, then we started with all of the corners, my dad painted the gold paint on, and I did the rest along with rolling the walls.

The light fixture is going to be replaced as well. Oh, and we took the toilet seat tank off to paint behind it and replaced the seal.

On to the pictures. Unfortunately, the white balance is way off and the 'after' pictures are a lot more orange than they should be, but you can see in the last picture where I have not finished painting by the ceiling.

We did not get a chance to get the new sink in, but it's got orange and black in it. I'm also planning on using ceramic tile flooring, a light beige color, but that's the last step.

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If I think about it, I'll take pictures of the tile I'm going to use as well as the new light fixture, towel rack, and toilet paper rack. We did clean the fan cover; it was yellow with nicotine and who knows what else. Surprisingly, the walls did not bleed through.

Here's a picture I took awhile ago of the new sink.

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Thank you sir. I do like that color a lot too. I think the new sink is really going to complement it well and vice versa.
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Since I never updated this...

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March 2015 living room floor replacement

I was going to go with carpet for the living room, but decided to replace it with Pergo instead. My dad and I removed the old carpet and padding. Then we took all of the leftover staples out and sanded the areas that needed sanding/cleanup. The old carpet was so bad.











Random picture of the quarter round by the bathroom/front door area.



Quarter round for the living room that I stained myself and put in after the flooring was installed (Home Depot contracting company did the floor installation).



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September 2015 door painting

The front door was in desperate need of painting, both on the inside and the outside. The last time the outside was painted, the door was closed so it had two different color schemes going on.





While I was at it, I bought new door seals and replaced those. What a difference that made over this last winter.













Inside as it looks now. I painted the interior door trim white while I was at it.



Decided to paint the outside garage door the same color as the outside of the front door. I don't have any final pictures of that.

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Late September/early October 2015 garage door replacement

The existing garage door I had wasn't in too bad of shape, but the entire mechanism was shot. I got a quote from ASAP Garage Doors for around $575 with a new garage door, track, bushings, etc. What a difference. The old spring would "skip" every time I went to open or close it. It was rather sketch.











A month later, I decided to buy an insulation kit from Lowes and installed it myself. That was rather fun lol. It does help a bit in both the summer and the winter. While I was at it, my dad helped reinforce the garage door opener itself with an x beam pattern. We had different plans to mount an additional metal bar on the ceiling itself, but my garage ceiling has a false ceiling to it and the studs don't grab onto anything but drywall. And yes, I realize the opener itself is from the 90's and loud as hell, but until it completely fails, it does the job.





Last but not least, I upgraded from a full bed to a king bed. Hand me down from my parents when they upgraded to a new king bed set. I just had to buy a new mattress and box springs. Love it.

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March 2016 water heater replacement

The old water heater was from 2000 and had unbelievable sediment buildup. It was not leaking, but it was just a matter of time... I had the valve upgraded as well.











I finally got around to cutting this the old sink vanity.



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