A & C Living room make over #1: The beginning

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Blog entry by Greg Salata posted 02-07-2008 08:21 AM 1071 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I live in an old somewhat of a bungalow style house.
It had been “updated” over the years (read in poorly remodeled” before we bought it.
I have been working on it for years fixing past “updates”

We enjoy the Arts & Crafts style and are trying to finish the house to the degree.

I redid the living room years ago and it has served us well.
Now it is time to start adding the details we desire.

Where we were…...............

Old trim and

I started off with a stack of rough sawn oak and a plan (also a new Powermatic jointer)

Started off by making all new trim for around the window

Window trim

New craftsman color scheme and trim for the doors

door trim and colors

8 comments so far

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-07-2008 01:22 PM

That is one nice stash of wood you have (or had) there. I really enjoy arts and crafts furniture and your trim work is right on target. I am guessing that you used the remodel as an excuse to get the new Powermatic. I have used the same technique with my wife. So far as long as I “need” a tool to do a job she wants done she has allowed me to get it. This is a win-win situation. She gets her remodeling done and I get a new tool to play with.

Now that you have done the living room what’s next- kitchen, bedroom, bathroom?

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Greg Salata

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#2 posted 02-07-2008 01:36 PM

Actually have plans for all of the listed rooms….............

Stay tuned in…....................not done in the living room yet.

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Patrick Jaromin

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#3 posted 02-07-2008 01:51 PM

Looking good…I’ll be watching for the updates. Thanks for sharing!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#4 posted 02-07-2008 01:53 PM

a lovely change! really highlights the window area. Lovely

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Grant Davis

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#5 posted 02-07-2008 03:31 PM

The transformation looks great. Keep up the good work.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#6 posted 02-07-2008 04:53 PM

Nice work. You never know what you will find when unqualified people work on thier own homes thinking they are really increasing the value of the house. It is only when it is done right like you are doing now that you it pays off. Good luck and keep going.

-- Hope Never fails

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#7 posted 02-07-2008 06:41 PM

That’s one nice little stack of wood you got there. Good looking project.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 10-09-2009 04:07 AM

This is going to be a great blog.

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