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Old 07-22-2009, 04:27 PM   #101
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+1 for Benjamin Moore paint. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. I only had to do 2 coats in my entire place, no priming. They have the quick dry paint so once I was done a room, I was able to start the second coat immediately. Knocked off my entire Condo (900sq feet) in less then 2 days. That's every room, nook and cranny.

Only hint I can give is pay for some good brushes. You don't need to mask anything off if you have a good brush to cut in with.
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:50 PM   #102
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That's good to know. Yes the place comes stock in builder's beige, so I'll mod some of the rooms and make accent walls. So a good brush would work nicely for the ceiling/wall edge? I wouldn't have to mask the 'stucco-like' ceiling?
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:05 PM   #103
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I never masked. Really it is up to you and your piece of mind. My old man taught me how to use a good brush, a little patience and there ya go. Cutting in around trim and on the ceiling is what takes 75% of the time I find. The rest of it you just roooooll on the wall.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #104
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Sweet chair. How much?
well its an original vintage herman miller chair - copies at places like nood sell from anywhere between $120 (for a crappy fake) up to $400+ for the real deal. (each chair) if you get some rare ones like herman miller zenith chairs etc they can be insanely expensive (upwards of $2000 each) i was lucky enough to find 6 on ebay for a reasonable price and restored them.

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Nice thread Chris, and place is looking good! I've recently joined the homeowner's club as well as of last week. Bought a brand new townhouse in Richmond, it's going to get busy with moving in August. Furniture shopping is pretty much all done, just need to pick up the pieces and put them in.

As for renos, there are a few... first off, any tips on painting? Or tearing down a partition wall?

cool congrats!! post some pics!
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:38 AM   #105
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well its an original vintage herman miller chair - copies at places like nood sell from anywhere between $120 (for a crappy fake) up to $400+ for the real deal. (each chair) if you get some rare ones like herman miller zenith chairs etc they can be insanely expensive (upwards of $2000 each) i was lucky enough to find 6 on ebay for a reasonable price and restored them.
I have to apologize, I never pegged you as a guy who knew/cared about designer furniture. Kudos on the sweet chair though!

How much did your bathroom reno cost btw?
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:25 AM   #106
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I have to apologize, I never pegged you as a guy who knew/cared about designer furniture. Kudos on the sweet chair though!

How much did your bathroom reno cost btw?
haha well its a growing appreciation. Im generally into the mid century/modern stuff. Charles (milkface) is to blame for it mostly. Then again im to blame for his wagon i guess hahaha.

the bathroom reno is still under progress. its hard to put a price on it because ive had quite a few freebies (tiles) and done some labour trading (vanity) so pretty much the only things ive bought are:

1) waterproof recessed shower lights x2 @ about $20 each from home depot
2) new fan motor @ about $60 from home depot
3) new sink @ $150 from ikea
4) light fixture $40 from Home depot
5) vanity materials - gonna be expensive. probably close to $1000 since its made of walnut.


soon to come - concrete countertops.

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Old 07-23-2009, 11:43 AM   #107
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That's good to know. Yes the place comes stock in builder's beige, so I'll mod some of the rooms and make accent walls. So a good brush would work nicely for the ceiling/wall edge? I wouldn't have to mask the 'stucco-like' ceiling?

Yup get a really nice edging brush and then some quality rollers and you should be just fine, a nice steady hand can cut the ceiling edge even if it has the popcorn finish.



lol and you know you're into cars when you mod a room GL and Congrats on the new place.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:21 PM   #108
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Charles (milkface) is to blame for it mostly. Then again im to blame for his wagon i guess hahaha.

LoL. Funny, but so true.
Chris got me hooked and modded the wagon for the past 2 years.
Consider it a bit of pay back you chair whore
wanna trade car parts for some chairs? LoL

That counter top's gonna look sick in your place.
Mad tough and rugged yet clean as ish.
I gotta do my counter tops soon too.

Speaking of which, you guys know a good carpenter to refer?
Your guy chris seems to do good work.
-flooring, custom shelving, benches, counter tops, etc.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:53 PM   #109
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Are the 'good' brushes found in Home Depot or paint stores?
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:00 PM   #110
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Are the 'good' brushes found in Home Depot or paint stores?
if you go with Benjamin Moore just buy the brushes their and/or ask them for whats good. If your heading to home depot, you want to feel the brush and make sure it is soft an supple to the touch and can hold it's shape well, i would buy a 2" edger.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:14 PM   #111
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Recommendations for hard wood floor vendors?

I just swung by nucasa (sp) in burnaby but thier closed today.

Need to compare prices and quality for now, hunt and gather styles.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:44 AM   #112
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Recommendations for hard wood floor vendors?

I just swung by nucasa (sp) in burnaby but thier closed today.

Need to compare prices and quality for now, hunt and gather styles.

Able actions always have hardwood flooring actions!... Their usaully new left overers from big projects so usaully 500-1000 sq ft avaiable per style.

When building my deck, Dicks lumber had the best pricing and they sell flooring as well.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:22 PM   #113
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Sweet, I'll go check those places out.
Thanks man.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:51 PM   #114
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Just saw an ad on Dicks Lumber, didn't know they had so much more in store, I'll go check it out.

We just had our 1st Home Inspection with the developer on Friday, the place is looking good!
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:31 PM   #115
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Just saw an ad on Dicks Lumber, didn't know they had so much more in store, I'll go check it out.

We just had our 1st Home Inspection with the developer on Friday, the place is looking good!

WOW lot's going on in your life, buying place, gettting engaged! Congrates!
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:16 PM   #116
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Thanks thanks The engagement was a big surprise last week, did not expect that at all!
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:50 AM   #117
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Are the 'good' brushes found in Home Depot or paint stores?
Wooster brushes are probably one of the best out there. My painter turned my on to them, as they're the only brush he'll use. I think Home Depot has recently started carrying them, although I picked up mine (and my paint) from Color Your World.

They're my favorite for both interior, and exterior paint. They're strong, but most of all they have high quality bristles and are built well. I painted most of my interior with a single Wooster, and I still have it. +1 for cutting in a wall by hand.

PS: congrats on everything!


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Check out Golden Trim at 8411 Lougheed Hwy, near the RC car place. Those guys are pretty good for pricing and selection.

http://www.goldentrim.com/
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:41 PM   #118
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Actually, it is Mod of the month.
It's a right time to share my wedding room.












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Old 07-30-2009, 09:57 PM   #119
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^^^ haha for a second I though it was a Ikea showroom picture!


I really like the family room wall with the tv and built in cabinet
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^^^ haha for a second I though it was a Ikea showroom picture!


I really like the family room wall with the tv and built in cabinet
^^Thanks. I spent one month to get ideas from some show rooms. The cabinet is my wife's idea. I love it as well
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:11 PM   #121
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That's a nice space, very creative!
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Damn, now that's custom!
Where is this place, fuji?
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Damn, now that's custom!
Where is this place, fuji?
It's in Shanghai, about 98000kms from vancouver. I came back to canada for my 3 yrs working permit.
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Is that black light on the edges of the ceiling in the moldings?
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Is that black light on the edges of the ceiling in the moldings?
Yes, there are 5 set screws to hold it. So it is enough strong to set it.
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