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So my love affair with Black&White continues. And this time, it's that project I told you I was working on in Lola's room. One day soon I think I'll do a post about Black& White and how much I love it & how I never get sick of it in my house. But for now, I want you to see my latest project.
Description: California One Coat and California Kwik Patch are gypsum-basecoat patching plasters for repair and renovation of gypsum plaster wall systems. Both plasters are designed for a 'one coat' application up to ¾” of an inch thick in one pass. Color may be added to California One Coat.
I have answered this question more than any other: "What the heck is California One Kote?"
Preparation Instructions: Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed.
If you’re a regular reader, you’ll recognize this is the part of our Pro-Follow series with expert general contractor Steve Wartman . We’re following Steve as he and his crew remodel an unfinished basement. For any of our readers in the greater Baltimore area looking to hire a contractor, I highly recommend Wartman Home Improvements. To see more of Steve’s work, take a look at our how-to articles for building a deck and building a shed . Now that the walls have been framed, the electric and plumbing are roughed in, and insulation is installed, it’s time to hang drywall.
The back bedroom, which will become our nursery is rather small and didn’t have a closet. So we thought about how we could incorporate some storage without eating up too much valuable floor space. The easiest thing to do would have been to frame up a small closet with bi-fold doors and install a rod to hang clothes from, but if you’re going through the trouble to build something from scratch, why not try to take it to the next level? While a framed closet with bi-fold doors and a single hanging rod is fine, it could be so much more functional with proper organizers and if it were built-in, it could become part of the architectural detail of the room. So we decided to do a semi-custom built-in (if that makes any sense). As our base we used IKEA’s Pax line of closets.
We used to have a walk-in closet attached to our master bedroom, which seemed a bit of a waste of space in our little house. So we decided it would make more sense to turn it into an office instead, that is until we found out we were pregnant again. Then it made more sense to turn it into another nursery (which i'll cover in future posts). So out with the walk-in closet, in with the new nursery.
Even as a small child, I knew that the waiting room of my dentist’s office was due for a makeover, what with the slouchy green leather sofa placed below an enormously out of scale woven Mickey Mouse tapestry, mounted upon glossy beige walls. The carpeting was a black and white flecked shag number, laden with the smell of fluoride and drenched in children’s tears, stapled over enough carpet pads to give the illusion of walking on a pillowtop mattress. It was the sort of place one could tell was designed to make children comfortable, which only served to put me more on edge. After all, this was a house of medicine, not Discovery Zone, and I longed for it to be treated as such. We had this ritual at the dentist, wherein we were afforded the opportunity to choose our fate by selecting one of two distinct treatment options: “the easy way, or the hard way.”
Overall Rating - 3 out of 5 insulating a basement wall , November 24, 2012 " `It seems to me no mention or preparation has been made for electic wiring or boxes .
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Color-changing dyes and additives have been offered in paper, plastic, and textiles for some time, but this product takes the idea into a new area: glass tiles. Offered in a range of colors and sensitivities, the tiles change color based on ambient temperature, body temperature, or water temperature. The textured glass surface layer protects and highlights the color-change film on the tile. The base color of the tile can match almost any color, and the temperature change point can be fit to the user’s environment and requirements. The dynamic color change begins at the selected activation temperature and shimmers through three phases, one with each 6–10° rise in temperature. Once the temperature peak is passed, the base color returns and remains the same until the temperature drops.
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In a similar spirit of the Pool Barge , the folks at Macro Sea are creating swimming pools from dumpsters with a plan to reclaim urban spaces for some summer splash time. Their first pool lives in Brooklyn... Why? Because it's cool! Jocko Weyland and Macro Sea have plans to reclaim abandoned strip malls across the country and turn them into dumpster pools.
As much as I love a beautiful painted wall in a single color, I also adore the look of painted stripes on walls. They can be bold or subtle, symmetrical or varied, horizontal or vertical, but done just right, stripes are perfect for creating big impact on a budget. Designing, measuring, and prepping your space for stripes is difficult enough, but the greatest frustration felt by most is taking the time to paint stripes around a room with textured walls, and then peeling off the tape, only to find uneven lines. via Remodeling Center Last year, I attempted vertical stripes in my master bath with pearlescent paint.