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08-04-11, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Annette

thanks for all the advice, guys. we ended up...

thanks for all the advice, guys. we ended up calling out a plumber & the offensive pvc pipe is, in fact, the sewer vent for this bathroom. they actually just ran the thing out the side of our...
07-20-11, 03:07 PM
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Views: 7,880
Posted By Annette

thanks guys. hi mitch, i'll try that. you...

thanks guys.

hi mitch, i'll try that. you mean plug it up so well that no air can escape from it? and then.....what? fill the sink up & see how it drains? if it's the vent pipe, should it...
07-20-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,880
Posted By Annette

sewer vent pipe stinking up backyard

Hi guys!

is it possible that, when the full bathroom was added in our walkout basement, instead of running the vent pipe up through the roof or linking it to the existing vent pipe which i...
11-12-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,998
Posted By Annette

for groupings of multiple pictures, it depends on...

for groupings of multiple pictures, it depends on the wall space you're filling, and whether you want a formal or casual or modern look. for a gallery feel, you may want to line them up exactly with...
10-23-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,457
Posted By Annette

i like the wood! but i can see how they might be...

i like the wood! but i can see how they might be too dark. instead of painting them, and covering the wood completely, i vote for lightening them. either strip them of the dark stain & reseal...
08-10-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,589
Posted By Annette

i understand why you want to paint the cabinets. ...

i understand why you want to paint the cabinets. with the wood floor, it's too much wood. and your new wall color is too similar to the wood color, so right now, your whole kitchen is very much the...
06-07-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,330
Posted By Annette

i'm pretty sure the texture from the first paper...

i'm pretty sure the texture from the first paper will telegraph through the new top paper. and the moisture from the top paper just might loosen the underneath paper, and then you're in a mess. ...
06-07-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By Annette

if you're afraid it might be too bright, it...

if you're afraid it might be too bright, it probably will be. find the paint chip that you love, and then buy paint 2 shades lighter. it'll end up looking more like the paint chip you loved. ...
06-07-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,496
Posted By Annette

are you redoing the whole house, too? if not,...

are you redoing the whole house, too? if not, surely the adjacent rooms need to be considered. what colors are in those rooms? can you pull a color from there into the kitchen?
06-07-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By Annette

hindsight is 20/20, but we need to learn from...

hindsight is 20/20, but we need to learn from mistakes. i can't help but wonder if the ceilings needed painting? because the ONLY time to paint them is before you paint the walls. and the only...
12-17-08, 05:05 PM
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Views: 29,471
Posted By Annette

well, you don't say whether you're male or...

well, you don't say whether you're male or female, so assuming you're female, i'd also suggest a fairly neutral color scheme such as black & white (or cream). depending on the fabric patterns you...
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Views: 2,090
Posted By Annette

chris: so you kept the spacing at a...

chris:

so you kept the spacing at a constant 5" and allowed the frames to vary slightly? you say you kept all your frames approx 30" wide, so what was your smallest & largest box?

i'm having...
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Annette

do you mean you want to paint wooden fan blades,...

do you mean you want to paint wooden fan blades, so the wood grain shows thru the color??? if so, then you probably should use a stain instead of a paint. where you'd find magenta stain...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By Annette

to make a room with high ceilings feel cozier and...

to make a room with high ceilings feel cozier and warmer, yes, paint the ceiling the same or a darker color. using the exact same color on the ceiling will actually appear as though you used a...
09-04-08, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,848
Posted By Annette

the top layer of drywall is paper. it won't...

the top layer of drywall is paper. it won't feel gummy. latex paint will feel gummy. i think you've got latex paint that's peeling away from improperly prepped drywall. if you can't get it...
09-04-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,108
Posted By Annette

53 feet wide? WOW! just kidding.....you meant...

53 feet wide? WOW! just kidding.....you meant 53 inches, right? sounds like commercial wallcovering. ever hung paper before? if not, don't learn with this stuff. you're probably going to...
09-04-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,248
Posted By Annette

if you've successfully hung wallpaper & matched...

if you've successfully hung wallpaper & matched the pattern, you can apply decals & such. the end result will mainly depend on the condition of your wall. if it's sound & smooth, you shouldn't...
09-02-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,862
Posted By Annette

Question poison ivy oil on gloves

i know the easiest & safest thing to do would be to just throw them out, but............if i've touched poison ivy with some rubber coated gardening gloves, will the oil eventually dry up & the...
08-28-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By Annette

i think you'll be fine just using the wallpaper...

i think you'll be fine just using the wallpaper primer. it creates a surface on your wall that makes sliding the paper around to position it easier, as well as easy removal of the paper years...
08-27-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,358
Posted By Annette

is this a pedestal table or does it have 4 legs? ...

is this a pedestal table or does it have 4 legs? any leaves? solid wood or veneered?
08-27-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By Annette

i think you can skip the sizing. it's my...

i think you can skip the sizing. it's my understanding that sizing is for brand new drywall that hasn't been painted yet. if you're replacing wallpaper, you'll be fine just removing the old &...
08-27-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,509
Posted By Annette

been there/done that!!!

OMG! i JUST hung a scalloped border in my kitchen and the same thing happened to me - and my wall is perfectly flat!!!! no border adhesive or glue of any kind is THICK enough or strong enough...
08-27-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,686
Posted By Annette

yep! but it's a secret tip from the pro's!! ...

yep! but it's a secret tip from the pro's!! shhh!

go out & buy the cheapest bottle of club soda you can find (50 cents maybe), pour the whole bottle into a large bowl, get a soft sponge, soak...
08-26-08, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,826
Posted By Annette

please please please post back after you've...

please please please post back after you've painted your countertops.........i would love to hear how they hold up in a kitchen where you cook a lot. because i am pretty sure they won't. painted...
08-21-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By Annette

those pics Nikki provided you are great! for...

those pics Nikki provided you are great! for more ideas, surf the net for "comforters". they're almost always shown in a bedroom setting. plus, you can then order the comforter! or bedspread,...
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