Miscellaneous House Projects

Mel and I have been doing some last-minute touch-up projects around the house before we put it on the market.  Hopefully, we’ll have it on the market by next weekend.  Here’s a handful of Miscellaneous we’ve been up to:

Stair Landing
I blogged once before about this stair landing.

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Kitchen Trim
I’ve blogged before about our bicycle-themed kitchen.  Previously, we had pulled off some of the old mouldings, painted them red, and put them back on.  Unfortunately, a lot of them were cracked and just generally in crummy shape.  We should have replaced them last time, but we didn’t.  So we did it now.

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Turns out, it’s hard to install mouldings on walls that are all wonky curvy…

Bathroom Lights
So only my longest of readers will recall when we did some bathroom reconstruction back in early 2009.  We   finally got around to finishing the last task, which turned out to be way easier than we were expecting.  Back in 2009, we had been a little bit sloppy cutting out the holes for our recessed lighting canisters because the fixtures we were planning to use had huge overlap to cover it up.  Turns out though, the dude at Home Depot had sold us the wrong canisters for the fixtures we wanted to use, so we had to switch to fixtures that weren’t nearly as generous in covering blunders.  So for the past year, this huge gap between the light fixture and the edge of the ceiling has been visible.  But we finally got it patched and painted.  The bathroom project is finally done!

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So that’s about it.  That’s what we’ve been up to.

3 comments to Miscellaneous House Projects

  • Well done. I put a ton of recessed lights in my old house, and I splurged on a 6 1/2" hole saw; I've used it way more than I ever thought I would, and I'm glad I spent the money on it. If you ever install more recessed lights, you should pick up one of those bad boys.

  • @Inspector Reuben – that's a great idea.. But you still have to know where to cut the hole, right? I'm lousy at trying to measure where the holes should be, which is why our first strategy was to just cut them way bigger than they needed to be in the first place.

  • Yes, you do need to know where the holes should go. I seriously spent about two hours marking six holes in my living room when I added recessed lights. If they weren't spaced right, it would have driven me nuts.

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