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DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-11-2011, 07:06 PM
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Posted By jimmybirdie
http://pardreamer.com/final3.JPG flash was on...

http://pardreamer.com/final3.JPG
flash was on so the tile looks yellowish

more on the family room side
http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z410/congchuasd/familykitchen2.jpg...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-11-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 44,412
Posted By jimmybirdie
Hi Again everyone, I didn't do anything to...

Hi Again everyone,

I didn't do anything to the cabinets. I just cleaned them real good, and put on handles/knobs. I also finished my tile job. The kitchen looks decent now. I did a really good job...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 04-26-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 44,412
Posted By jimmybirdie
Hello everyone again, After careful...

Hello everyone again,

After careful examination of the cabinets. They are not real oak. Just very thin oak laminate on particle board. Because of this, I wasn't sure if staining will turn out good...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-16-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 44,412
Posted By jimmybirdie
3gmp, I have no idea what kind of wood it...

3gmp,

I have no idea what kind of wood it is or if it is even wood. I worried that it might be some kind of laminate. I didn't have time to inspect the cabinets carefully. We spent an hour at the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-16-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 44,412
Posted By jimmybirdie
HDwetPaint, Thanks for your detailed...

HDwetPaint,

Thanks for your detailed message. I will try staining the backside of one door first. I will attempt to list the steps for staining, please correct me if I miss something:
1. Remove...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-16-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 44,412
Posted By jimmybirdie
Hi 3gmp, Very nice kitchen. I also plan to...

Hi 3gmp,

Very nice kitchen. I also plan to add the handles like you have there.

Did you have experience spray painting before working on the doors and drawers? How many layers did you spray?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-14-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 44,412
Posted By jimmybirdie
Paint or Stain Kitchen Cabinets? For a rookie!

I posted this in the General forum but didn't really get an answer.

I am buying a house and I thought about replacing the cabinets but we can't afford to spend 20K right now. The cabinets are in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-10-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,282
Posted By jimmybirdie
Misty, Here are the before pictures: ...

Misty,

Here are the before pictures:

<img src = "http://pardreamer.com/kitchen1.JPG" />
<img src = "http://pardreamer.com/kitchen2.JPG" />
<img src = "http://pardreamer.com/kitchen3.JPG" />
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-10-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,282
Posted By jimmybirdie
Joecaption, Thanks for giving me another...

Joecaption,

Thanks for giving me another choice (headache) :). Now I have to choose between staining, painting, and veneer+new doors. There are 26 doors in my kitchen. How much will it cost? Also,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-09-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,282
Posted By jimmybirdie
Stain/Varnish or Paint old kitchen cabinets?

I am buying a house and I thought about replacing the cabinets but we can't afford to spend 20K right now.

The cabinets are still in good shape, they are just dirty and the wood color is too light...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 01-31-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,649
Posted By jimmybirdie
Plants, Trees or other methods of reducing road noise, dust, and smog

I bought a house that has it back yard next to a high traffic road. Is there any way to reduce road noise, dust and smog? I am thinking about planting some trees or put up a high fence and have vines...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-31-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,714
Posted By jimmybirdie
Thanks everyone for responding, In San...

Thanks everyone for responding,

In San Diego a $450k home is just about average for a SF home so high quality materials are not necessary. That said, if I can buy high quality materials at around...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-27-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,714
Posted By jimmybirdie
Cost of totally replace kitchen and 2 bathrooms

I am in the process of buying my first home. I want to know what is the cost of replacing a 14 x 11 kitchen and two medium size bathrooms if I do everything myself and if I hire contractors to do it....
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