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Roy Vaccaro’s New York Old Iron

Located under the F train and next to the Lowes parking lot in Brooklyn, NJ is New York Old Iron, an iron salvage yard. Recommended by Cara at casaCARA, we stopped by on the off-chance they would have iron to … Continue reading

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Pie in the Sky Hopes

Remember this TO DO list from a few days ago? Yeah. I’m chuckling too. After the fiasco with our lovely risers, I’m remembering the truth I already know. It will always take longer  &/or cost more money than originally expected. With our … Continue reading

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Hate. Lots & Lots of Hate.

I want to punch our risers in the face; if risers on staircases had faces (or would it be singular “a face”?) but they don’t, so I can’t. GAH! Yesterday I was chipper and optimistic. Today, not so much. We … Continue reading

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You’re Invited!

This coming weekend, July 18 & 19, is our next Work Weekend and your chance to be added to the Wall of Awesome. Here’s the plan: Garden Apartment Paint bathroom Install shower surround Install tile in bathroom & back entryway Secure gas … Continue reading

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My New Toy!

Now that the floors are finished, we’re starting to prep for painting. I have a feeling the prep work will take longer than actually painting but having a good foundation is crucial. While we had the treads of the staircases … Continue reading

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Before the Poly

The stain went down after they finished day 2 of sanding (last Thursday). It was the very last thing they did before leaving and they stained their way out of the house (top to bottom, back to front, right out … Continue reading

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Stain Color??

Yesterday I told you what we picked for the top coat but I suppose it might be nice to know what exactly went on BEFORE the poly. Right? Well deal. Timeline so far: Wednesday: first day of sanding & we … Continue reading

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