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The style and placement of light fixtures can make a huge impact on the overall feel of a room.  For my younger son’s bedroom, I wanted fixtures with clean lines and vintage flair that would look bungalow-appropriate without being too stuffy or overdone for a child’s room.  I settled on a pair of reproduction wall […]

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Boy’s Bedroom Paint

by Josh on January 26, 2011 · 3 comments

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Wow, where did January go? I guess I’ve been more focused on celebrating a pair of birthdays and trying to get up early to workout than working on the house.  So this is the perfect time to catch up on my backlog of finished, but un-blogged-about work. Nothing fits my slow current pace of work […]

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Bedroom Drywall Progress

by Josh on March 24, 2010 · 5 comments

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There’s nothing terribly complicated about hanging and finishing drywall.  It can be a popular do-it-yourself project for that very reason, and I’ve even done a bit of it myself. Getting quality drywall results, however, takes smart layout decisions and a skilled hand– and I have accepted that it will take a lot more practice before that is […]

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As I try to keep my bedroom project moving forward, I am working on an assortment of small projects to get the room ready for sheetrock. One of these had been stripping paint from the window frames and radiator in the room. But before I could start with the paint removal, I had some preparations […]

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Bedroom Update: Wired

by Josh on July 31, 2009 · 10 comments

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My bedroom renovation project passed the first of several inspections a little while back when the electrical inspector signed off on the wiring rough-in. For now, those new wires are sitting dormant until the walls are finished and the new fixtures and receptacles can be connected.  But the upgrade of the electrical box from fuses […]

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Bedroom Update: In Pictures

by Josh on June 19, 2009 · 5 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

My last couple posts have lacked pictures, but I finally took the camera around and captured a few images of the progress up in the bedroom. This first photo shows the partially-stripped door into the bedroom and the newly relocated doorframe for the closet.  The radiator at the bottom of the image is sitting partially […]

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As scheduled, my construction contractor arrived on Monday morning with his assistant to finish up the framing in my bedroom project.  While they relocated a door frame and furred out rafters, I hauled away demolition material and kept my kids out of trouble. After a few hours, the framing was finished and the room was […]

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3rd Annual Bungalow Blog Tour

by Josh on May 14, 2011 · 21 comments

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This post is part of a 10-site blog tour.  Follow the links at the end of the post to move forward or backward through the tour sites. Welcome to Bungalow ’23!  Whether you are a regular reader or a first-time visitor, I’m delighted to have you here for the 3rd Annual Bungalow Blog Tour.  For […]

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“Just don’t blow yourself up.” That’s what I’d hear from friends, family and even store clerks when I talked about my recent work updating the natural gas supply in the kitchen and installing a vintage Chambers stove that I had improved with an oven safety shutoff.  Well, it has been a month since I finished […]

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House Paint Revealed

by Josh on June 16, 2010 · 7 comments

in Projects

Cue the drum roll!  Raise the curtain!  At long last, I am pleased to reveal the completed Bungalow ’23 exterior trim painting, finally finished by our painting contractor. Did I say the paint was “completed”?  Well, not quite.  Even with all the major trim repainted, there will still be exterior painting for me to work […]

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