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    Yeah, believe it or not I have indeed stepped away from my computer over the last week [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    I renovated the bathroom in the masterbedroom...who says chicks can't build stuff???

    Had to share with someone 'cause the kids just aren't as thrilled as they should be.

    My Bathroom -- Now THERE'S a wierd link

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    Jill,

    RRRRRR RRRRRRR .... It's tool time with Jill [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    Very nicely done!

    I noticed no spacers for the tiles <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif> Nice lines ... I noticed also hat you stayed away from the tile snipers ... been there! ... you can get the hang of it after a case [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    The dark grout ... genius! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    Nice commode waiting to see the sink though [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

    You should be very proud! Great Job!

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    Maybe one day I'll upload the Kitchen I did myself (too lazy to scan)

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    Jill - I am VERY impressed. GREAT JOB!!! Where did you learn to do that. Don't tell me you just read one of those 123 home improvement books. LOL!!! I still wouldn't be able to do it if someone showed me. LOL!! You must be very talented. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    My mother says I'm just too stubborn to realize I can't do it [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    I'm a devout fan of the show "Trading Spaces" I watch that and think "hey, I can do that!" Wasn't even smart enough to read a book about it first just went in blindly. Really, it wasn't that hard at all.

    My mom is impressed that I installed a new toilet but that was really simple. The ceramic floor...THAT was a pain but worth it in the end!

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    Great job Jill!
    We just went to the Western Canada Bathroom, Kitchen and Renovation show today in Winterpeg and coming home to see your excellent work has inspired me onward!
    :cool:

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    Greata....
    Well classy job
    What a good home maker we have here.....

    Regards
    TGO

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    Wow !

    Great work - enjoy your new bathroom !
    And I thought I was a handy - mom because I recently painted my upstairs bathroom , and stenciled a border all by myself
    :confused:

    Lisa

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    I'm thinking the room needs a stencil or two to break up the white/grey. Not too sure what I'm going to do yet, will probably just go to the craft store and wing it! (any stencilling tips??)

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    stencilling tips?


    Get some nice wallpaper border that looks like it's stenciled and forget the stencils !
    I got those multi layer stencils, which mean you have to go around and stencil
    several times over each section with a new stencil,lining them up perfectly each and every sectiion, with another color .

    Now that I think about it, If I had to do it over again, and had a choice, I'd sooner rip out the toilet and lay down some tiles before taking on that monster of a project again !

    It came out nice though, but it was a pain in the arse !

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    LOL Lisa [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    I'm thinking of just accent stencils. Shells or something to put a bit of colour on the gray and white.

    I saw some amazing ones on the web last night...it'd be quicker to build a new house and move than to do those ones!

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    Jill,
    I'm working on a new decorating site , and was planning to put a "before and after" , and other photos section on it, for some quality content for a change .

    I would love it if you would allow me to use a before and after of the room once it's completed , and you've done your wallborder, hung some pitures, etc.


    Of course, I would give you a link to your site, and a nice article about the multi-talented web mom that did this project, but I must warn you, my intent would be to use it to push do-it yourself books and videos, for tile work, etc.

    Let me know what you think about it.

    Lisa

    [ 01-18-2002: Message edited by: Lisa ]

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    Hey Jill if every your in the UK you can do mine too [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] Nice work!

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    Great job Jill! I've been procrastinating a project just like yours - bath & laundry with tile & fixtures. I'm gonna use a tile baseboard for easy cleaning. I think I'm inspired to get started this weekend.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lisa:
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    I would love it if you would allow me to use a before and after of the room once it's completed , and you've done your wallborder, hung some pitures, etc.
    [QB]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Cool [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] as the queen of "do it yourself" I'd love that. Mind you, I do have to get off my butt and finish the stencils or whatever I find to work with the room...

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    Jill,
    Great, then it's a deal, but don't rush on my account, I have to get "on" my butt, and finish building the site [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    Lisa

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    I've got another one too. I did my son's room a few months back. Greg's Room This house we moved into is 30 years old and nothing was done by the previous owner from the date of purchase...and I mean NOTHING. You should see the black/orange/white long shag carpet in the downstairs livingroom! LOL

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    Jill, I can honestly say , that the finished look of the room grasped my attention. It's always nice to see kids working as a team on a creative project too.

    Myself, I am not so daring with color , and I tend to stick to the white-on-white look, with furnishings, pictures, florals, and accents kind of taking over .

    We bought an old house also 3 1/2 years ago, and it does take patience . I long for the day , that I get to the part where I place that perfect "coffee table book" down , adjust it to just the right angle , and sit down and say to myself "Yes, it is perfect ".

    Unfortunately, I will NEVER, EVER , EVER , be "done", because I keep watching that darn HGTV !

    My next upcoming project ,which I remind my husband about constantly , and he has kept putting off, because I think deep down , he actually likes it this way , will be to replace the old stair rails with new wrought iron balusters and wood .

    This is the one I have my eye on , EXCEPT, I would like a little more detail, and wider box newels at the bottom of the stairs :
    http://huettermill.com/stairparts.htm

    Lisa

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    WOW! those are great. I've got a set I have to replace myself...gives me ideas!

    This house will never be done -- it's six bedrooms (we still need to build a seventh and get the last child out of the bare basement) two livingrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, formal dining room and large eat in kitchen. There's just too bloody much work to do! Let's not mention the deck that's in need of repair, the fence we built when we bought it to keep the Greyhounds in, and the double garage that looks like a flop house....

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