Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The next big project

The last time I used "The next big project" as the title of a post, I got a puppy.

Spoiler alert: This big project is not another puppy.



For those of you who may not have understood my rambling, 
here is the inspiration for what I will be trying to accomplish:

30 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. Love the idea.

    Wendy - Bribie Island, Oz

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  2. That is going to be gorgeous!! Hope you are able to document the process a bit for us -- not that I would ever do it myself, just interested. Also, some months ago you promised us an updated house tour, just sayin'... /Gretchen

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    1. Does it help that I think of you every time I clean the house and say "now would be a really good time to make a video for Gretchen"?

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    2. You can make the video without cleaning!! I love a good dust bunny and pet hair is my life, truly. :) It is nice I am being thought of in beautiful NM... /Gretchen

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  3. That will look great! Watch every YouTube video you can find. I would have an inclination to use a bigger backer board than what appears in the picture. Maybe even paint it the same color as the walls. Can't wait to see it. Take your time and be safe. I know they add extra holes to fill, but using a few blocks of wood as wall cleats would allow you to put up the backer board by yourself. Lisa G. in TN

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    1. I'm thinking a 1" x 6" x 10' oak board may be my best option, but I've yet to go the lumber yard. I may end up stacking several if the gap above the door bugs me.

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    2. Sounds like a plan! The oak will be so pretty (and pricey) that the clear coat sounds like a great idea. Maybe a framed piece of stained glass, old transom or something like that in the space above, then it would seem intentional. Lisa G in TN

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    3. I like this idea, too! Stained glass would,look so neat!

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    4. Northern AB gal1/24/19, 9:15 AM

      This idea gets my vote also!

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  4. Can you add some text of the rambling ?? no U-tubey where I can read your rambling

    I am looking forward to a pictorial, in the future!

    M in NC

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  5. Yeah, you've been hatching this one for a long time. Have fun!!

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  6. Just don't use those plastic things that house the screws, that's supposed to 'anchor' into sheetrock when you do not have studs to screw into. The only thing they will do is either 'crush' and leave a huge hole in your wall, or 'break' and leave a huge hole in your wall. Find. The. Studs.

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  7. Go for it! Love the idea... and the timeline!

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  8. I love sliding doors and your's will look great! Isn't it about time for a visit from Ethel or Dani?

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  9. Northern AB gal1/23/19, 9:06 AM

    I agree with Lisa, use a block of wood or even a longer nail will work. My husband uses this method all the time. The other thing I thought of was cutting a 2x4 the length from floor to line and propping the board on that - if you happen to fave a spare 2x4 around. I’m sure you have already figured it out - looking forward to the reveal. Love sliding doors.

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  10. It is going to look great! What are you going to do with the sconce on the left? I just found the potholders you crocheted for me, they had buried themselves in a drawer. They are now up by the stove 😊

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    1. I'm going to remove the sconce, patch the hole, then put a recessed can light in the ceiling somewhere in the general vicinity. Have I mentioned lately how much I hate playing with electricity?

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    2. Be careful! May be best to wait for Danni or Ethel to aid at key points.

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    3. You may hate working with electricity but you're getting quite good at it!

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  11. I love those type of doors but man not sure if I could install one. You'll have to watch lots of you tube videos and I'm sure it will look great when it is done.

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  12. I'm impressed with your ambition and I know you will be successful.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to see it!

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  14. Isn't that the way projects go....you start one. Need to move something, which leads to another project, on to another, and so on....At least you are never bored! Definitely keep us posted on the process. Oh & what do the 'residents' JCC, Smooch, & Alex think of this? ~ Linda K.

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  15. Woooo! The official project kick-off ...so exciting! I’m sure Alex will be standing by, ready to kick and toss the pillows from your bed at the exact moment you need her to. Tall Paul is standing by for your emergency (and non-emergency) electrical questions and I’m trying to figure out how to get down there for the afternoon when you need help lifting that damn door into place.
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    -danni

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  16. i know you love to be self-sufficient but this might be one of those rare times when a pair of strong knowledgeable builder's hands could make life a bit better and a whole lot easier. If you refuse to do that, may I suggest sitting and truly thinking this through, building some jigs and racks, or platforms to hold things while you try to level, screw and bolt everything into position.

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  17. I love sliding doors ad I have always be amazed how little you find them in apartments and houses in France! I've guessed French engineers and architects must be afraid of them! I am not familiar with this particular heavy rail but why do you need your door to slide on both sides of the wall? only the right side is where it should slide. so you can leave your nice sconce there and benefit from the light also (you'll have a dark corner otherwise). therefore I would advise you to look for other rails

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  18. I think you could install small rolling wheels on the bottom of the door so that it does not only hang?

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  19. What a great idea! I admire that you’re willing to take this on by yourself - you’re my hero! I’m looking forward to a narrated blow-by-blow of the process. Good luck!

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  20. Oak,that will be so beautiful, and the way it will slide, perfect.If only we could get that wood down here, even our Macrocarpa is so scarce and so pricey.

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  21. Good luck cant wait to see it finished

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