Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Foyer Light

I replaced the foyer light with a Minka Lavery Raiden 31" bowl pendant.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Old bath mirror turned into a massive floor mirror

The old 48"x30" frame-less mirror that was in the upstairs bath prior to the remodel has been recycled into a massive floor mirror.
All it took was two 2x6x8ft framing grade douglas fir and one 3/8" x 6"x24" craft pine board for use at the corners. I already had the 1/4" luan to back and hold the mirror in place and the finishing materials. When it was finished I put two rubber feet on the bottom to prevent slipping and two felt dots on the upper back to prevent it from marring the wall. This was a simple project only requiring a compound mitre saw and a table saw (oops I forgot the pneumatic nailer & stapler). The recesses for the mirror and back were made with the table saw (Didn't even have to use my router on this project).

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I previously posted a picture of the office area as part of the upstairs floor remodel, but that didn't include the finished office - all desks, chairs, new computer I built with monster dual 26" monitors, and the slide out shelf I just made for my scanner. I spend the majority of my time upstairs at my desk. I can watch TV and do computer stuff all with fantastic views out of the windows.

I got a smoking deal on the customized Herman Miller Mira chairs. They ended up cheaper than getting plain black ones online because the woman at the office supply store gave me the interior designers discount on the first one so they honored that same price when I ordered a second one months later. I like them better than the Aero chair and I have a friend who has both and he also prefers the Mira chair - It is comfortable but less complicated than the Aero.Dual 26 inchers and I'm ready to roll. Building a new computer and the new monitors was a birthday present to myself. Jim added the new scanner and web cam.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Removed another door and closet frame

I removed the other door and frame for the upstairs extra room. (Last post shows the French doors I removed.) I had previously removed the gold mirrored doors from the closet. Now I removed the remaining door frame. This is my office closet and I don't necessarily care to have doors but if I do decide to cover the closet opening I may do contemporary patterned curtains or doors. I would be more hesitant to do doors for the closet at this time because eventually I want to replace the other doors in the house and they should be the same contemporary style and finish.

It annoys me that the colors are never true. The upper blue is better but this lower picture makes it look like a bright blue.