Category Archives: Living Room

Nakashima Carpentry

After returning from two straight weeks of travel I asked my wife to help prioritize the upcoming projects. She’s having a party soon, so we she decided to finish off the living room ASAP. One of the last projects in … Continue reading

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Un-Louvering Doors

You may recall my comments about not likely the louvered doors on the Living Room built in way back when the renovation started . I removed the doors a few weeks ago during the heart of the project. As part … Continue reading

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Mantel Do Over

When we started the renovation I wanted to do something with the mantel and wood beams. There were grand thoughts of barn wood and reclaimed oak. In the end, I was much more practical and it turned out for the better. … Continue reading

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The Old Man

The past few weeks have been a blur. More out of town guests, miscellaneous versions of the contractor’s punch list, pre-school graduation, and various trips to the hardware store. I’ve got pictures to get off the camera and updates for … Continue reading

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Homestretch

I haven’t updated things because I’ve been busy staying up late working on the house, popping Advil, and entertaining out of town guests. As of last weekend, the Living Room like like this. On the contractor side of things, they’ve … Continue reading

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Floors and More

Week 5 concluded with 95% of the floors coming in and about 80% of the paint on the walls. I spent all of Memorial Day knocking working in the Family Room. By 11 PM the entire room was primed and I … Continue reading

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We Get Ambitious

We couldn’t just stare at our living room with no furniture, ugly wallpaper, and outdated paneling. So after getting back from a week of travel and getting settled into the chaos, my wife and I decided to tug at some … Continue reading

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