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    This floor thing is not going to plan. ...

    <sigh> This floor thing is not going to plan.

    I placed an order for one box of the Oak Weathered cork flooring that I finally chose. This was a recommendation from the "color disclaimer" on the...
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    Thanks Emily! As it turns out, it's backordered...

    Thanks Emily! As it turns out, it's backordered right now so it looks like installation will be in July. Though we're already through most of May and I have a vacation planned in late June, so July...
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    Okay I have made my decision. I looked at even...

    Okay I have made my decision. I looked at even more samples, went back and reconsidered colors that I'd already decided against and rejected them again, even reconsidered some a third time. In the...
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    (These are related to the last post on the...

    (These are related to the last post on the previous page.) Here are some photos I took. They show the sample of Ecotimber cork in "Oak Fumed" next to a real oak sample. The coffee-colored cork is...
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    So, update. Apologies for the long rambling post...

    So, update. Apologies for the long rambling post here but since I'm making this decision all by myself, this helps me to think it through.

    I've gone back to several of the flooring stores and...
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    The thing is that I really love the wall colors....

    The thing is that I really love the wall colors. I spent a lot of time choosing them. So I don't want to change them to match new floors. Also I don't want a floor with a warm undertone because I...
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    So I'm working on "the last big project" in my...

    So I'm working on "the last big project" in my condo. It's time to rip out the ugly dirty old wall to wall carpeting and get new floors. This will be for the living room/dining area, the bedroom and...
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    Very nice!!

    Very nice!!
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    Here are some photos. This is the quartz...

    Here are some photos.

    This is the quartz counter top I chose for the vanity. I found this picture on another forum; I think it was taken in a showroom. It shows how the counter looks on a white...
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    Still busily making decisions, lots of time...

    Still busily making decisions, lots of time researching and looking at photos on the internet, plus visits to various showrooms.

    Re: the paint for the walls -- the lighter shade in my earlier...
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    Still trying to find the right paint color. The...

    Still trying to find the right paint color. The one I bought the other day (Sherwin Williams Lighthearted Pink) is too deep -- too far away from the hint of pink I was going for. On the positive...
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    So, I'm making lots of progress. Met with the...

    So, I'm making lots of progress.

    Met with the cabinet person about custom vanity, matching medicine cabinet and wall cabinet. We'll meet again later in the week, will probably see an estimate...
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    I used to be an occasional bath person, years...

    I used to be an occasional bath person, years ago. I haven't even considered taking a bath since I moved into my current home, because I've never been able to get the tub to look really clean. Maybe...
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    KHG - those V and A tubs are beautiful, but it...

    KHG - those V and A tubs are beautiful, but it looks like they're all freestanding. I'm looking for an alcove model (walls on three sides).

    Crankin - I think I would really like a walk-in shower...
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    I strongly considered replacing the tub with a...

    I strongly considered replacing the tub with a step-in shower, especially since my friend broke her femur and we've talked about how she manages to do things like get in and out of the shower. It...
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    Has anyone completely remodeled a bathroom? I'm...

    Has anyone completely remodeled a bathroom? I'm trying to plan a complete renovation of the small bathroom in my condo, getting rid of everything except the toilet, which I replaced a few years ago....
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    The painters are coming TOMORROW. Of course...

    The painters are coming TOMORROW.

    Of course we have freezing rain today and tonight (if I allow myself to think about the weather I will start screaming -- enough already!!). But I don't think...
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    Irulan, I don't think I saw the kitchen pics from...

    Irulan, I don't think I saw the kitchen pics from last summer. It looks great! I hope you're enjoying the results.

    So. I'm the first to admit to issues with procrastination. But this is not all my...
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    I finally have contacted the painter...

    <drumroll> I finally have contacted the painter that my neighbor recommended to get an estimate to paint most of my condo.

    It seems that this sort of thing should be easy, but I am quite...
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    Heh. Can't believe how long it's been since I...

    Heh. Can't believe how long it's been since I posted this.

    I did find a better shade of blue paint for the bedroom. But my job moved at the end of August (after 14 years working there; we were...
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    Yeah, I can't even do a simple paint job without...

    Yeah, I can't even do a simple paint job without messing things up. It's not cheap to hire contractors but for me it's worth it. And I'm lucky there's a good handyman in my neighborhood who charges...
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    After tackling a list of smaller items --...

    After tackling a list of smaller items -- replacing all the doorknobs and hinges, replacing all the light switches and electrical outlets, replacing two locks which required redrilling holes in the...
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    Very nice!!!

    Very nice!!!
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    Wow. Very nice. I've been getting ready to...

    Wow. Very nice.

    I've been getting ready to have most of my condo painted, then rip up the wall-to-wall and have the floors replaced. But there's some uncertainty in my job right now so I'm...
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    Holy cow, that was a long post. And I didn't even...

    Holy cow, that was a long post. And I didn't even mention the two visits to the lighting store to choose recessed lights, switches, etc.

    I do need to add -- my neighbors so far have been...
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