Friday, May 23, 2008

More schtuff...

Okay, so my mind is getting all sidetracked. I tore down the fireplace in the family room and was getting ready to start rolling on it when I saw a photo in Home Theater magazine of a plasma lift that dropped a TV from a cavity behind the fireplace mantle/hearth. Total coolness factor. Checked out the lift and it was only $3,500. 2.5 times the cost of the TV!!! Lame. So I did some more searching and found a much more affordable alternative - $495 shipped. That's tolerable. So I think I'm going to go for it. Here is the mockup:

Perty cool. We'll see if it turns out as I hope. Oh, and this is sidetracking me some as well:

This obsession never ends... Oh, and I forgot my neighbor wants to start his downstairs bath too - full gut, changing bathtub/shower to a shower only. Thankfully I'm just doing the tile. I did finish up his upstairs bath tile work so hopefully some photos of that soon.

Recent additions to the tool collection:

[Insert Tim Allen Tool Time grunt here]

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Finally some laundry room pics

Floor pattern - diamond pinwheel pattern. Yay.

Stacked washer and dryer with dividing wall. Note the cool little door - for accessing the water and gas lines.

Counter and backsplash (faucet since replaced. Also, undercab light not pictured)

Finished mud room like area. Note that the bench was an old round dining room table we recycled.

Good stuff. Spent quite a bit of time on this, but it sure turned out nicely. Best laundry room on the block. I didn't do it all, as I put off all the painting/staining. There were a few other areas that I didn't do also. But only where there are mistakes... :)

Hopefully some photos of their fireplace I'm working on soon too. I did get the in-ceiling speakers installed in my family room. Now starts the big crown project. Oh wait, still need to finish the bathroom up the street...