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  1. Relief!

    by , 05-06-2013 at 05:48 PM (Creative Call)
    Hubby came home, opened the door, said "Whhaaa...???" and laughed. He wanted to know what happened. I told him I was bored. He wanted to know me and who else. So I told him my friend helped me. He agreed it looks much brighter and better.

    However, he lamented the loss of the green ceiling , was not very happy about the floors (but then neither am I) , and was not happy about the loss of his precious falling apart boot rack. The one I made that really ...
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  2. Entry Renovation to Date

    by , 05-04-2013 at 09:02 PM (Creative Call)
    I have done all I can do without further input from hubby. He arrives home tonight. We'll see what he says.

    Thursday morning he left early for his conference, not suspecting a thing. Thursday morning my student phoned me canceling our cooking class because her daughter was home from school sick. That meant I could start on emptying out the closet and demolition right away. And I did! I only hit a snag with the linoleum floor. The people who built the entry laid the linoleum ...
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  3. Shopping Day!

    by , 05-01-2013 at 11:19 PM (Creative Call)
    Today I made the commitment. I actually bought the supplies to redo the entry. I stopped by the paint store first and got some tips and the paint to cover up the paneling and hardboard.

    Then it was off to RONA and Home Depot to pick up lighting, switches, switch plate, light bulbs, and new trim for the doorways. I have everything hidden away in my studio, where hubby never goes!

    I picked up a linoleum lifting tool, and have the machine booked that takes the backing ...
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  4. Conversation is good...

    by , 04-30-2013 at 05:04 PM (Creative Call)
    Hubby and I had several conversations this weekend about the house and property. It resulted in knowing more about what he wants to see in the entry. Hardwood or tile floor. No swag lamp because it gets in the way of getting things out of the high cupboard we have above the coat closet. We actually picked out the light fixture at RONA. Just didn't buy it because, well, he doesn't know what's happening this weekend yet.

    We came to an agreement that it is best to do a DIY renovation ...
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  5. Entry Renovation has Begun!

    by , 04-27-2013 at 06:17 PM (Creative Call)
    I started out with a full de-clutter and deep clean of the space. I mopped every inch of it to get rid of spider webs and built up crud. I had to put everything back in, because hubby still doesn't know about the renovation that will happen when he's gone away.

    I asked hubby to help me with a 'couple things' in the entry. I think he is beginning to suspect something is up. I asked him if he would fix the paneling in the entry so it did not bulge over the doorway. He did. ...
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