jcboy
 
  1  
Fri 30 Sep, 2011 03:28 pm
Thanks! I love the red door! Just put a second coat on it today! Smile
Izzie
 
  2  
Fri 30 Sep, 2011 03:34 pm
@jcboy,
Oooooh, I'm lovin' that door!

Fabulous house too Very Happy
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FOUND SOUL
 
  3  
Fri 30 Sep, 2011 03:38 pm
@jcboy,
Wow, I'm a Real Estate Proprietor in Australia. We don't just sell, we make over houses at the clients affordability, from simple props to renos, I've tagged this, it's amazing in every aspect...It should be on a cover of a Vogue Magazine, or maybe I will ask your permission to use it as how it should be done, haha.. I'm in awe..
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Butrflynet
 
  1  
Fri 30 Sep, 2011 06:46 pm
@jcboy,
Before

Quote:
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/DSC01668.jpg?t=1305473021


After

jcboy wrote:

When I bought my house the front door was an ugly green. After the house was painted I painted the door black. I changed my mind and today I painted it red.

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/8310/redsro.jpg



Amazing what a little pop of color does for the curb appeal. It really brightens up the house. Your instincts were spot on.

You've trimmed back or made some changes to the plants that surrounded the front stoop too. Looks like the house got tired of having the plants in its eyes (windows) and got a haircut.

Good job there too.
MMarciano
 
  1  
Fri 30 Sep, 2011 07:03 pm
@Butrflynet,
He's always changing something, it might be blue next week Wink
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jcboy
 
  1  
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 03:58 pm
@jcboy,
Antonio’s bedroom and bathroom is at the back of the house. After having his bathroom and bedroom remodeled, not by me because I didn’t have the time. I decided to re-do the hall that leads to his room. I textured the walls, new baseboards and crown molding. Then I decided to put an arch in. I found a guy online who custom makes them, easy to install, Spackle and paint. When I’m done the last thing to do will be refinish the hardwood floor in the hall.

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/hall2.jpg

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/hall1.jpg

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/hall.jpg
ossobuco
 
  2  
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 04:05 pm
@jcboy,
Hello? why did you do that?

Osso the snot wonders - it doesn't fit the house architecturally at all - is this the new thing in Florida?

(I'm never just nice..)

Adds - I think you are good at design but you might enjoy some classes re architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, garden design. I would keep you busy for years...
CalamityJane
 
  1  
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 04:06 pm
Oh my, you're at it again! I love araches! According to Feng Shui, arches are more auspicious ....

Have you shown us pictures of the bathroom yet?
jcboy
 
  1  
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 04:09 pm
@ossobuco,
I actually found this guy when I bought the condo in CA; I did the same thing in my hall there. You give him the dimensions and he custom makes them, not expensive either. I think I still have a photo of my condo after doing the hall there, will try to find it. Smile
jcboy
 
  1  
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 04:09 pm
@CalamityJane,
I don't have any before and after photos Sad I hired a guy to do it and I was at work Sad
jcboy
 
  1  
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 04:14 pm
@jcboy,
Here is one of my condo in CA. that was my last Christmas Party there. The guy remembered me when I ordered the last one from him.

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/DSC00022.jpg
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ossobuco
 
  2  
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 04:14 pm
@jcboy,
Crap!

(I'll always tell you what I think)

No idea how that arch works with the rest of the building, re the LA area photo.

On feng shui, I have stories. We had many chinese clients. And an anglo classmate-friend who became an eminent teacher. Rolling Eyes
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CalamityJane
 
  1  
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 04:18 pm
@jcboy,
That's interesting! So the guy just ships you the arch after you've given him
the dimensions?
jcboy
 
  1  
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 04:27 pm
@CalamityJane,
Yep, he's out of Ohio. Cost is $150.00 and he ships UPS. It's a hard plastic and you screw it into the walls.
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jcboy
 
  1  
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 07:09 pm
@ossobuco,
You know how I got the idea of the arch? When I bought my condo it was new but the inside doors were those cheap hallow doors so the first thing I did was order custom solid doors for the inside and they had this arch at the top, you can see the one in the background.

The condo had high ceilings and the hall was squared off, I thought that would look cool if it had an arch like the doors.
ossobuco
 
  2  
Fri 14 Oct, 2011 08:11 pm
@jcboy,
I get loving the arch as a form. It has nothing at all to do with your house, much less being a tack on. (I know that is curt)

I'm interested in the nature of buildings. (watches all fall asleep)

I've seen LA tract houses become near preservation idols and seen them turned into unrecognizable design efforts - for decades. My thesis was on a Neutra house, and I love the Gregory Ain houses.

My main point is don't **** up your house, however small, it has its own presence. And I come from Venice, CA, where architects started to play and still do. I was there before they started.


I will also admit that I've disagreed with myself on this for money - you should see what happened to our last big project, that I much regret, however much acclaimed at the time. I liked it the way it was to start with.

Venturi - as a start, from wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Venturi

Not that I agree - but that is a trace of where architecture has been.
jcboy
 
  1  
Sat 15 Oct, 2011 12:37 pm
@ossobuco,
LOL you used the F word again, I don’t know why but it always cracks me up.

I’ve been busy today spackling the other side of the arch from the hall. I like the crown molding and the little corner thingies I put in Smile . Next I will be tackling the small room just outside the hall.

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/hall3.jpg
ossobuco
 
  1  
Sat 15 Oct, 2011 12:44 pm
@jcboy,
I'm sorry (but not so very) for giving you a bad time about the arch in progress. Us design types can be boisterous with our opinions.

I like the mild crown molding and the corner thingies.
jcboy
 
  1  
Wed 19 Oct, 2011 04:39 pm
@ossobuco,
I did a little more work on the arch and put new crown molding in the room just outside the hall, textured the walls, tomorrow if I have time I’ll start painting.

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7420/hall4.jpg
adamwilliams
 
  2  
Thu 20 Oct, 2011 05:31 am
@boomerang,
Great transformation....Good job done!!
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