25 May 2006


I finished the apartment...took the pictures and listed it on CraigsList!


Still a little cleaning and painting to do on the stairs...but the apartment it's self is ready to go :)

24 May 2006

Finishing Up

I'm currently putting the finishing touches on the apartment.
At this point I have 2 new phone jacks in (I hope they work with the screwey wiring), the tub faucet fixed (didn't need the repair part as of yet...got it together and working but the parts are pretty messed up so it may not last long...may last 20 years, who knows), and there is primer on the wall and baseboard where the old phone line was stapled across the kitchen. In a few hours when the primer is dry I'll put on the final coats of paint and get the last of my stuff out of there. A little vacuuming and cleaning up and I'll be able to shoot the pictures to post with the online listings.

15 May 2006

It Continues

Bathroom Fixtures Done

13 May 2006

Punch List Part Deux

On Dec. 26th I made a list of what was left to be done

So here's the list and where I'm at:

Thermostat (buy and install)Put the old one back, not doin it
Carpet (buy and install)Done!
doors (paint, clean, re-hang)Cleaned and re-hung. Didn't paint them. Replaced the closet door latches
Tub Faucet (Call Delta about the faucet not shutting off right)The cartridge was in backwards...I mighta messed it up, $40 for a new one
Paint Trim (topcoat bathroom, touch up elsewhere)Done
Stove (buy and install)Done
Access panel for Bathroom Plumbing (cut, paint, install)Done
Storm Windows in Hallway (find, clean, install)Done (1 has broken glass and 1 is missing)
Paint Lazy SusanFix UnderSink Shelf (new wood, better support, tile with leftover floor tiles(?))uh...yeah, right.
Doorbell (fix? replace?)Replaced
Puck Lights (Install in kitchen including mounting new wall switch)Done
Transition Strips ((between rooms), buy, install)Done
Re Caulk Bathroom (?)Some done, some still thinkin about it
Bathroom Fixtures (I still don't know where to put the TP holder)Need to buy a 'set screw' screwdriver so I can get them apart to hang them
Blinds (buy and install...I don't want to leave it up to someone else to pick and try to hang them)Done

Other than the couple of things in the bathroom...all that's really left is carrying all my tools and supplies down from the third floor to the basement and giving everything a quick final cleaning.
Should be able to wrap it up tomorrow.
Anybody want to rent an apartment? :o)

10 May 2006

Carpets...aka Getting Laid

I'm almost finished with the apartment finally.

One of the last steps has been installing the carpet.
Never done it before so it was learning as I go.
Probably one of the easiest things I've ever done.

Had to buy a 'carpet kicker (went through 3 cheap ones before spending the $85 on a good one (fucked the thing up anyway (bent the nails))) and rent a 'Power Stretcher'.
Also picked up a couple of special carpet knives.
I must say...having the right tools really aided in this job.
Even spending $150 on tools plus the carpet was only like $400 so I still saved around $1500 by doing it myself.

Anyway...I didn't take any in-progress pix...but here are a few shots of the finished job.