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Old August 6th, 2009, 04:08 PM
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aaaaw bendy you're a good woman for rehoming that wonderful wood. Hope you made some money off it, goes for a fortune here.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 04:34 PM
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Seriously, it wasn't "old". Not more than 15 years or so. The guy who put it in was just cheap, and would only pay for softwood...
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What a great house! And with such character too. Is there still a bell?

Since you're getting that work done for the basement maybe you can put in some new flower beds!
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Old August 6th, 2009, 05:59 PM
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actually, yeah, there IS a bell...it's in peices and rusted and in the basement, but we have it I'd love to get it back up on the roof someday...
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Old August 24th, 2009, 10:20 AM
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Ok, reno update!!!

First of all, some of you know the saga of my destroyed front yard. Here is my yard/garden during the foundation repair. Note minimal damage:



Here is my yard/garden after the guys with the gigantormous backhoe came in to install a new well pump. Seriously?? I mean...seriously, was this necessary??? We are a bit about it.



All that to go from this (hateful, needed-to-be-primed-at-least-once-a-week-PITA-noisy- well pump that lost water pressure if you tried to do a load of laundry right after taking a shower ):



To this (lovely, silent provider of never-ending water supply):

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Old August 24th, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Ok, now THIS is exciting stuff. We got our carpet floors installed last week. The transformation is crazy. Even MORE crazy when I look back at the really old pics, like from when we did our first tour of the house before we bought it...

So here is our "loft" area, before (aaak! The purple! The fake wood panelling! The nasty carpet tiles! THE PURPLE!!!):



here it is, during:



Here it is now:





Another before:



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Old August 24th, 2009, 10:25 AM
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What the heck happened Bendyfoot? Poor garden...I see the pup is investigating the premises.

Ah in no time everything will be back to normal. Don't worry about it.

And thanks for re-homing the floors. After serving man for 15 years, it is only right to find them a good retirement home.
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Old August 24th, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Ok, a few more...

here's the side stairwell, before (aaak, more purple!!!):



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Old August 24th, 2009, 10:32 AM
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ok one more...

spare room about halfway done...



and part of it after...



I'll have to get more/better pics once the rooms are tidied up/beds made etc...

omg can't wait to show the before/after of the downstairs!!!!!
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thanks for sharing, Bendy. I am in love with your house and what you've done with it!!! SO much character. Can I say that the previous owners did NOT have the best tastes!?
I love to see good before and afters, so keep the pics coming!!
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Old August 24th, 2009, 10:52 AM
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I have to admit that you had to kind of squint a lot to see the potential in this house when we first looked at it...but underneath all the was a really cool space with amazing potential...good "bones"...
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Ouch!! on the garden and yard, but great job on the inside of the house! The yard will recover--even with 8 dogs, we've managed to rehab the yard from construction damage a few times

You and DW have much better taste in decor than hazel does.
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A backhoe to install a well pump in your basement ? Are they at least gonna help fix up the lawn and garden ?

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I have to admit that you had to kind of squint a lot to see the potential in this house when we first looked at it...


What a lovely job Bendy . I have to admit, I have no taste whatsoever...actually, yes, I do have taste...just no talent to put it all together .
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Wow, what a difference! Great job you did.
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Excellent job Bendy and DW...It looks 150% better. See Frenchy the taupe shades looks so much warmer.
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A backhoe to install a well pump in your basement ? Are they at least gonna help fix up the lawn and garden ?
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The pump itself is down in the well, that blue thing is just a pressure tank...so they needed to install new pipe from the well (at the left corner of the garden at the front) to the house. But they brought in a serious excavator, not the little utility digger that would have made more sense, considering the pipe was all of a 2" diameter!!! And no, they're NOT going to help fix it, in the eyes of the plumber, it's already "fixed" In fact, they were going to BILL us for it!!! We made it clear that wasn't going to happen. We'll see what happens when we get the bill for the well job this week.

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Excellent job Bendy and DW...It looks 150% better. See Frenchy the taupe shades looks so much warmer.
Thanks a million for the complements! Yeah, the neutral tones we picked are warm and cozy but still bright and airy-feeling. That god-awful purple was so frikin' suffocating, and it was EVERYwhere!!!
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omg can't wait to show the before/after of the downstairs!!!!!
I wanna see NOW!

Man if only I could get Pepe motivated

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Can't show them yet, Chris

You have to wait until the new floors go in this week and we get the space put back together!
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Can't show them yet, Chris

You have to wait until the new floors go in this week and we get the space put back together!
RATS!!!!!!
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Yep, it's a 100-year-old schoolhouse!
I was actually going to ask if it was at one time a little church or something. Very cool.

I hope it's not too dusty in there.
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Ok, so here's another "after" of the spare room (I just made the bed so it was presentable)



Now for the really good stuff...the floors downstairs are finally done!!!! So now, for your viewing pleasure... "Downstairs at Bendy's House"

The woodstove, before:

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partly done:



And finished!!!

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View from the loft, towards the front door, before:



and after!



ok so the ceiling fan is still :P but the new nice one is in a box downstairs ready to be installed!!!
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Main stairs, before:



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Living room, before:



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Wow, what a terrific job you have done, bendyfoot!!!!!


Love the new wall behind the woodstove


soooooo, do you loan out any of that energy you have, cause I could sure use some
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another view of the fireplace room, before:



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and more random "during" pics!





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oh one more "before"



and after:

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Bendy, I absolutely love your house!
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True heroes in my eyes living with the a mess like that

It looks great Bendy, well worth the effort, you both must be elated
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