“Finish What You Started” Week #4 weigh in

octagon and dot tiles in the bathroomChelsea gets a Gold Star for finishing laying the tile in her guest bathroom last week — part of our continuing “Finished What You Started” weekly weigh ins. Now she says, “On to the grout!” Did you do it, Chelsea dear? The world wants to know. This weekly “get-off-yer-bum-and-no-bringing-new-stuff-in-until-you-get-old-stuff-processed” pressure is keeping me pretty highly motivated. I’ve been finishing some longstanding projects, too, and will be featuring some photos and maybe even a video soon, too. How did you do in Week #4? Upload your photos and show us your pro-ductive (rather than pro-crastinator) self –>

What project(s) did you complete in Week #4?
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  1. Wayne says

    Hi pam!
    Just wondering how the home office/workroom project is going[no pressure intended]? I was the guy with the drapes over shelves idea…

    • pam kueber says

      It’s going pretty well! I’ve cleaned up everything and done some more — need to get it Finished so’s I can report!

  2. Just another Pam says

    Deeply, passionately LOVE the white painted brick in # 1.

    During the reno I had it done for the back splash and one wall in my den.

    Outstanding work everyone!

  3. says

    As I sit among a pile of stuff to post for sale, I read, “get-off-yer-bum-and-no-bringing-new-stuff-in-until-you-get-old-stuff-processed.” It’s like you’re a clone of my husband, asking me why I went to yet another sale, when there’s a huge pile of stuff already. Ugh. Time to get to work.

  4. Melanie says

    Week four??? Seriously??? Where has time gone? I don’t know what I was going to accomplish for week one, but I’m pretty sure I haven’t got to it yet.

    A big “way to go” to everyone that’s finishing things. They’re looking awesome! Love that bathroom tile.

  5. Michael says

    My accomplishment was rather small compared to most of these (cutting out felt pattern pieces from vintage Christmas craft kits). Still, it felt good to get started.

    On another note, I’m in love with the yellow house with green & white trimmed windows. So charming!

  6. pam kueber says

    Alas, the power went out at our house at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and still isn’t back up. October Nor’Easter 2011 — we were in the epicenter. So, I didn’t get my photos posted – although I did get stuff done. Some serious stuff!

    I’m sittin’ in the coffee shop. It’s… kinda fun.

    • jay says

      Pam, glad to hear you are ok. New England was hit hard, much more so then the Mid Atlantic. My lights flickered on and off like a haunted house Saturday and Sunday but managed to stay on, unfortunately not so for the folks on the other side of the street. It was strange to be shoveling off snow from the drive in October. Wonder how many kids will come for candy tonight. Wish I had the energy to complete some projects around here. Everyone is so inspring.

  7. Julie P. says

    Question for the mini art deco kitchenette owner: Is that a dish-drawer dishwasher? Is it Fisher and Paykel? If not, what brand is it? Do You like it? BTW, I love your kitchenette!

      • Jen says

        Julie P, this is an old post but I love your kitchen. We’re buying a home with very similar cabinets and want to keep them as is. It’s hard to find others who’ve done the same. Did you find any inspiration online? I’d love to see more pics of your kitchen!

  8. Lauryn says

    No photos yet, BUT … kitchen is finally painted, minus the windows and trim (i.e., the hard part). New (and gorgeous!) light fixtures have been installed. Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper ordered. Still working on finding someone who can install the marmoleum floor I designed but haven’t the first clue as to how to put it in. Will upload photos when it is finally all done!

  9. Elaine says

    Spent last week at the time capsule and got a ton of stuff done. Let’s see, we managed to put sliders on the heavy barrel chairs so they aren’t endangering the new tile floor, and we can actually change their position for dining comfort. The spigot on the front of the house is no longer spilling five gallons a day into a big bucket to be put into the plants. We planted a Silver Bismarckia palm grouped with an aloe and an agave in the front yard. New curtains in the bedroom, which required taking down the pinch pleats and the broken traverse rod. Anyone know how to fix those?

    Bonus!!! Researching curtain hanging strategies, I found out you can hang pinch pleat curtains on regular rods using loop rings. You put the pin hooks that are in the curtain header through the loops on the rings, then you can just swish them open and closed, no cranky traverse rod cords. So, the rest of my beautiful custom made dupioni look pinch pleat curtains are reprieved and will be taken to the cleaners and rehung on new rods.

    • Elaine says

      The bad news, after much research and the purchase of many different tile and grout cleaners, and hours of work, we decided the bathroom will have to be regrouted. The tiny little tiles on the floor and counter, the 4 inch tiles and borders on the walls and even the ceiling. What a job. That gets added to the list of the nice contractor working on the house while we are not there.

  10. Justin says

    Finally got the majority of my collection of radios displayed in the display room. That shelf goes alll around the room on all four walls. Just those two walls that are pictured has the radios displayed two high. The other two walls have only one row of radios. Those radios are taller and two high wouldn’t fit. I still have a large number of radios in storage that eventually will be added once I get more shelves built below on the two walls. All in time.

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