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SouthernInsanity
LSU Fan
Shadows of Death Valley
Member since Nov 2012
1958 posts

House projects...
Who has some that they need or want to get done but don't feel like dealing with contractor BS or outlandish prices?

I got 3 that I'll have to bite the bullet on at some point: exterior update (synthetic stucco repairs or replace and full paint; lean to roof converted to gable or hip; new concrete driveway and carport).


windshieldman
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Nov 2012
5945 posts
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re: House projects...
My wife asked me to build a birdhouse. I just drove to Lowes and bought one


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kengel2
LSU Fan
Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
12542 posts

re: House projects...
Just some fence boards I busted with the lawnmower.


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SportTiger1
Navy Fan
Stonewall, LA
Member since Feb 2007
16359 posts
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re: House projects...
Had a crepe myrtle get the black mold all over it and scraped up against my shingles for about 3 months...not really sure how to get it off.

Can i lightly power wash shingles, or is that a no go?


SouthernInsanity
LSU Fan
Shadows of Death Valley
Member since Nov 2012
1958 posts

re: House projects...
Great... reminds me, about time to redo the fence.


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bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
15627 posts

re: House projects...
I'm working on our kitchen. Painting all the cabinets. They were a natural honey maple with real maple wood. Painting them an off white. Some of the drawers are getting new pulls so have to plug the old holes and remount the hardware.

Rebuilt the vent-a-hood. It didn't cover the entire stove before so I extended it out 9" and basically redid the entire thing.

Our fridge went out. It was a 42" built in. (If you ever think about buying an electrolux fridge, reconsider. They suck). Bought a regular counter depth fridge and rebuilding the cabinet around the fridge. Making a bookshelf on one side of it and an open cabinet above the fridge.

It's been a pretty major project. I've been working on it since Christmas.


BeerThirty
Red Stick
Member since May 2017
235 posts

re: House projects...
Hell yeah I do. Putting a gate across my drive to keep this wild arse chocolate lab from roaming my hood, need to finish some trim in my house (been procrastinating since the flood on getting a contractor so I will do it), need to pressure wash, dig a stump up in the front to replace with a fruit tree, and yard maintenance. I need to be one of those OT ballers that has a multitude of servants after reading all of that.


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deathinthedelta
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2014
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re: House projects...
new concrete driveway and carport).

Be sure to put visqueen down first...


BoogaBear
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2013
2475 posts

re: House projects...
I just finished my basement and then it was time to put a fence in. I didn't even consider doing it myself after the basement

Now I have to start on the outdoor kitchen.


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DVA Tailgater
LSU Fan
SE Louisiana
Member since Jan 2011
1705 posts

re: House projects...
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new concrete drivewaY


Ssme. I’m about to bite the bullet and hire someone.


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bleger
Member since Feb 2017
107 posts

re: House projects...
I watched too much HGTV and decided to paint my cabinets.. man that was a terrible idea on account that I don't know what the hell I'm doing. Never again. I work 7/7 and it looks like I'll be working on this till I go back to work smh.


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go_tigres
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2013
1784 posts

re: House projects...
I put that wood look ceramic tile down, putting in new toilet, painting the vanity, and put tile half way up the wall in one bath. Dragging arse on doing the other bath after realizing how much work is involved.


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fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
30735 posts

re: House projects...
Spray some bleach. 1 cup to 1 gallon of water. Let it sit for about an hour and rinse off. Repeat if you need to.

Slow progress on my guest house. Working on the upper kitchen cabinet doors.

Image: https://s13.postimg.org/p0ij1wohj/IMG_1752.jpg


fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
30735 posts

re: House projects...
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Our fridge went out.


Mine went out last week. Dam thing was only 5 years old.


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El Segundo Guy
Missouri Fan
90245
Member since Aug 2014
1595 posts

re: House projects...
I had plans to build a cabinet and a shelf tomorrow for the house in Oklahoma. Went to Lowes and their 2x12s were junk. Went to the other lumber stores and they had closed at 1230. I guess it will wait until Monday.


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saray
Member since May 2014
220 posts

re: House projects...
just finished bulkhead and deck half way thru greenhouse almost passed out when i priced those plastic panels(@$25 each)only 2 feet wide


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Potchafa
LSU Fan
the AP (Avoyelles)
Member since Jul 2016
379 posts

re: House projects...
About to upgrade to commercial appliances in the kitchen and redo my 100+ year old floors in the kitchen also. Getting the canopy raised on my 20 live oaks. Refinishing and staining the floors on my shop/outdoor kitchen.


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fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
30735 posts

re: House projects...
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Painting all the cabinets


Next time, spray them. I bought a cheap $10 spray gun from HF that does a great job. Did this cabinet yesterday.

Image: https://s13.postimg.org/sweg4pxvr/IMG_1755.jpg


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