jcboy
 
Sun 15 May, 2011 09:24 am
After dumping my condo in CA I moved to Florida and was able to buy a little two bedroom house with a large back yard, it was a fixer upper but I was able to pay cash for it so no mortgage. It’s only been a year and a half but so far I have fixed up the outside and two rooms inside. I have a feeling it may take me another year but it’s my little home and a work in progress.

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/housebefore.jpg?t=1305472973

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/DSC01668.jpg?t=1305473021
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jcboy
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 09:39 am
The first room I finished was my little den. The place was a mess!

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/den1.jpg

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/den4.jpg

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/den7-21-10-2.jpg

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/den7-21-10.jpg

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/den7-21-10-3.jpg
boomerang
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 09:51 am
Well done!
jcboy
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 09:53 am
@boomerang,
Thanks! so far inside I'm only finished the den and guest bedroom, I have a lot more to do but in no hurry, not going anywhere anytime soon Smile
ehBeth
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 09:56 am
@jcboy,
Very nice work!

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JPB
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 09:59 am
Great job!
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ossobuco
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 10:01 am
@jcboy,
Huge improvement.

You've gone from sunny california to sunny florida - but still a change re humidity. Are you enjoying the tropical-ness there?
ehBeth
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 10:04 am
@jcboy,
Are those the original floors reworked, or new flooring?
jcboy
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 10:05 am
@ossobuco,
I love it here! It’s a big change from CA and I’ve gotten use to the humidity. I live in St. Pete and it’s surrounded by water so it’s kind of like living on an island.
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jcboy
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 10:07 am
@ehBeth,
Those are original floors, that was a lot of work, the whole house has original hard wood floors.
ehBeth
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 10:20 am
@jcboy,
The floors have such a rich tone - great work saving them.
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boomerang
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 10:22 am
@jcboy,
How long have you been working on it? Are you doing the work yourself?

We've been in our house for about 3.5 years and we've made progress but still have a looooong way to go. It's fun but it puts our problem solving skills to work every single day.
jcboy
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 10:30 am
@boomerang,
I moved in October of 09, I’ve done all the work except painting the outside and building the two pillars in the front. The first thing I did was replace all the windows with hurricane windows. I still have so much more to do. I don’t plan on remodeling the kitchen and bath myself, too much work, I have a company in mind when the time comes and I have the extra cash.
Irishk
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 11:30 am
@jcboy,
Impressive!!!
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Tai Chi
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 11:59 am
@jcboy,
Nice work! Hope we get to see more renovations.
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Eva
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 01:10 pm
<APPLAUSE!>
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JTT
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 01:17 pm
@jcboy,
Nice place, JC. Hope to see more pics!
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Butrflynet
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 02:05 pm
Wow, it doesn't even look like the same house. Great job on the exterior front.

Those wood floors are gorgeous.
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chai2
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 02:15 pm
Do Henry and Harry have their own room?
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ossobuco
 
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Sun 15 May, 2011 02:23 pm
I have to add that you have a nifty sense of style, jc. No misses that my eagle eye can detect. Not that all our stylin' is the same, but yours works. That and the workmanship look good from here.
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