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    Extreme Makeover-Loft Edition

    Tim Do Sep 7 '06 5

    From August 22, 2006
    downtown Los Angeles loft rennovation for 2 SCI-Arc students on a shoestring ($500)


    homie Ted and big nephew drop in to lend a hand

    10 things i learned these past 3 weeks:
    1. when doing constuction, estimate the cost the best you can, then double it. that's what you'll end up paying.
    2. when doing constuction, estimate the total time it will take you to complete the task under optimum conditions, then triple it. that's how long it will take you.
    3. wear gloves. splinters suck.
    4. food and beer is a perfectly legitimate way to compensate unskilled labor.
    5. nail guns go BANG!
    6. when you buy tools, don't be a cheapo, go for the heavy duty stuff. it will save you time and money in the end.
    7. paint primer fumes make you loopy.
    8. home depot security gaurds are a joke, but it helps you to get out the door faster if you make them feel important.
    9. paint is permanent.
    10. construction is fun!...and also very therapuetic

    mainspace before...


    and after (decorating credit goes to randar82)


    bedroom before...(yeah, that's the kitchen floor)


    and after (much cozier)

     

     
    • 5 Comments

    • grid
      Sep 8, 06 3:05 am

      I need some work done on my loft as well. Want to swing by and help?

      grid
      Sep 8, 06 3:07 am

      Hit submit too soon...
      It looks good. I cannot wait until my loft has some privacy. How long did it take to do all of that?

      Appleseed
      Sep 8, 06 4:12 am

      WTF?!? You should be down here helping thesis students-


      Looks good tho

      Gordon HulleyGordon Hulley
      Sep 8, 06 4:52 am

      That squishy pre-retro 'british racing green' swivel desk chair is a nice touch.

      Tim DoTim Do
      Sep 8, 06 11:01 am

      over there, it took almost 3 weeks, mostly working by myself. my rate is $16 bucks an hour. just kidding, as appleseed says, I need to be helping thesis students, but i'll be glad to give you some pointers.

      solidred, the squishy pre-retro 'british racing green' swivel desk chair i inhereted from the previous tenant, and is unbelievably comfie.

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