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chrisatoledo

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  1. Thank you so much @Debora59 !! Im thinking of putting it up for sale when its done. To help try to fund the next one haha. I recently started the design phase of my next project!
  2. My Finished Glencroft Bedroom. In this room, I didn't make as many drastic changes as I did in the rest of the house but I started with making the window slightly slimmer and taller. For the finishes, prior to assembly, I painted all the ceilings with 3-4 coats of chalk paint which I tinted slightly with Americana Almond. Once dry, I sanded each segment till it was paper smooth and sealed it with Krylon Matte. Once all assembled, I cut and glued in all the beams which I had pre-stained and sealed earlier. I did the calculations and figured out that there was a little over 40 feet total of woo
  3. Thank you so much! @havanaholly As far as the floor goes, I used THIS floor paper. Before installing, I sprayed the paper with Krylon Matte to seal it. (I wish I had a satin finish instead of gloss lying around because I really would have loved to see how that looked) After spraying a few coats, I used some water with a few drops raw umber and sponed a few spots around the floors where I knew the fixtures would be. Then sealed again with the Krylon. For the Tank: I fell in love with THIS BATHROOM by Pat and Noel Thomas and loved how they did their tank. I
  4. Your so very welcome! The floor paper was purchased here: http://itsybitsymini.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1222_160&products_id=2485 PS - I would love to see the finished result when you complete the corner unit!!
  5. That is actually the first reason I thought of using foam-core. I knew I wanted the walls to have some thinckness to them and it ended up being incredibly useful for multiple reasons! As for the tiles, I made them! I actually just posted a tutorial for them last night HERE
  6. I love the look of old subway tiles and when it came to miniature options.....There weren't many. SO, I decided to look into my box of art supplies and see what I can come up with. I had a lot of leftover veneer laying around from my living room walls, so I decided to use this as my base. Im not sure what the results would be but I also thought about using card-stock as the base. The only reason I ultimately went with the veneer was because I decided to use my 4 Inch table saw to uniformly cut it into strips to later cut into individual tiles. Materials I used: • 8"x 5" Wood-Backe
  7. Thank you @stickyfingers! I was definitely reluctant to use that floor paper it at first because I wanted something that was textured or embossed to look real but honestly, this was the only tile pattern that matched the style/era/look that I was going for so I decided to try it out. I ended up spraying both sides of it with Krylon Matte spray to seal it, then I lightly sponged some super watered down raw umber paint to create some discoloring and age, then sprayed again with the Krylon Matte to seal. (Im curious how a satin sealer would look, I only had Matte spray on hand but I feel the Sati
  8. Thanks! No extending. The main change I did in this room was drop the ceiling. I didnt want a vaulted ceiling in this room like the bedroom so I used the same foam core board that I made the walls out of to make a dropped ceiling. It also made a great little attic space to hide all the upstairs wiring. I designed the shower to fit like an "L" shape around the roof slant.
  9. Thank you!! Thats a huge compliment! Your Haunted Heritage bathroom was actually a huge inspiration when it came to the details and aging of the fixtures! Thanks again!
  10. Hi Debora! Yes! Before I started assembling the house, I traced every wall on foam-core board. It turned into a complicated puzzle in the end but it was soooooo much easier to do all the finishes and details this way. It also made it easy to cut little channels for all the wiring.
  11. Living here in Los Angeles, Ive always loved the "Old Hollywood" architecture of the 1920s. One of my favorite details of this architectural era is the beautiful subway tile you see in the bathrooms. I wanted my bathroom to be completely covered in tile and built-ins! I plan on Kit-Bashing a few pieces of my Chrysnbon Bathroom as well to make it more appropriate to the times. Enjoy!
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