House plans and building permit

by Creede
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Let me just say, yesterday was a good day. The stars aligned over our little 700 square foot house, and the results were great. Not only did we finally get our drawings completed and stamped by the architect and engineer, we were also able to get out building permit! It was the culmination of an entire summers work coming together in one $1,200 dollar bang. That is the cost of a building permit on a addition valued at $48,000. Note to self...

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Big Art Love, Redux

by DIY Maven

Yesterday we discussed using decorative fabric to create art. Today we’re going to tackle something a bit more adventurous, so hang on!

Calling all Picassos

Take a trip to your local art supply store and pick up a large stretched canvas and create a masterpiece of your own. If you’re worried about your artistic ability, don’t be!

Skip the Brush

Use utensils such as small paint rollers for wide expanses of geometric color and sponges for...

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Inexpensive modern tile?

by Creede
I am looking for some good inexpensive modern tile for my bathroom. I love the ann sacks stuff, but would love it even beter if it was a little bit cheaper. I would love to do something on the walls with a funky proportion like 3"x12" or 3"x9".

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Wall Demo

by Creede
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Last week I posted on how I moved the breaker panel so that I could tear down the last wall. Well this Monday, I finally had a chance to get to it. This was probably some of the scariest demo I have done on this house. The wall was a load bearing wall, and a fairly complicated one too. It supported the original roof of the house (a shed roof which has more recently been buried under your standard double pitch roof) a ledger that the...

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Starting drywall

by Creede
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Well I finally decided to do the drywall myself. Our bedroom/livingroom has had exposed insulation on the ceiling and upper walls for almost a year now. I kept waiting to have enough money to pay someone else to do the drywall, but it never happened. I finally decided last night that we would never have and extra $1,500 laying around, and I should just buck up and do it. So early this morning I took the little Samurai that could to Home...

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