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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2008, 01:07:05 AM »




I think Wayne is a decoration himself. Where are you Wayne btw  :-* :-* :-*?

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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2008, 01:10:07 AM »
Great thread!

I will post soon.

Mia, such an emotion to see pics from your beautiful house after being there.

Sue, you are really gifted in home decorating. I mean it. Your house looks just great.

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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #62 on: October 07, 2008, 03:19:09 AM »
Great thread!

I will post soon.

Mia, such an emotion to see pics from your beautiful house after being there.

Sue, you are really gifted in home decorating. I mean it. Your house looks just great.

I agree. Sue you have an eye for it....

And Daniela I am so looking forward to see some pics from your home. Especially the place were you sit with your computer.
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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #63 on: October 07, 2008, 03:59:53 AM »
((((((((((((((((Mia and Daniela)))))))))))))))))))

Thank you!
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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #64 on: October 07, 2008, 02:44:46 PM »
And Daniela I am so looking forward to see some pics from your home. Especially the place were you sit with your computer.


I will post them. Just wait a little, my son is taking the camera away with him these days, for a school-trip to Germany  ;)

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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #65 on: October 07, 2008, 03:25:52 PM »
Sorry about how messy our house looks compared to y'all's.  :(

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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2008, 03:43:42 PM »
Don't worry Fritz. You haven't seen my flat.....   :D

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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #67 on: October 07, 2008, 03:47:42 PM »
Sorry about how messy our house looks compared to y'all's.  :(



Well ... my house isn't less messy...

Thanks for posting the pics.  :-*
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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #68 on: October 07, 2008, 11:33:40 PM »
Sorry about how messy our house looks compared to y'all's.  :(


The word is not 'messy'. It is 'creative'  ;)

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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #69 on: October 10, 2008, 05:08:12 PM »
I guess you might call this "The Mother of all Remodel Projects"

I'd like to walk those interested through an extensive remodel project I did some years ago. When I started it, my place hadn't been painted in 12 years and was a stark white on all walls and trim inside. I selected an off-white called Pearl White with a trim color a bit darker called Celtic Linen.

Some problems needed to be addressed about furniture, kitchen cabinets, etc. The drapes were in tatters due to intense sun exposure as well.

So here goes (I hope someone sees this and enjoys it...):



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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #70 on: October 10, 2008, 05:09:20 PM »
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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #71 on: October 10, 2008, 05:10:12 PM »
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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #72 on: October 10, 2008, 05:10:50 PM »
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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #73 on: October 10, 2008, 05:16:51 PM »
The window treatments I decided on were Plantation shutters. A local contractor quoted me $3,800 to do the upstairs and $1,500 the downstairs. That was way out of the question.

I finally found a used fixture store specializing in taking in articles that had been torn out of houses and re-selling them. They had a whole room full of shutters and I was able to find enough panels to do the job myself. I bought moulding at Home Depot, primed and painted the shutters the Celtic Linen trim color. I had to cut up the panels to fit into the existing windows. The lower sections were one piece, but the eight foot high windows required me to take another two panels and cut them up. I then attached them with steel rods embedded into the upright by sawing a narrow slit and driving them into them for rigidity:


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Re: Room for interior decoration
« Reply #74 on: October 10, 2008, 05:18:21 PM »
The short, narrow windows at either end of the room required me to cut the panels in half horizontally.

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