Ya'll Say A Lil Prayer......

Business By littlecake Updated 10 Aug 2008 , 4:10am by CakeMakar

littlecake Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:14am
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i saved enough in my piggy bank (i think) to get going on a the roof on the building i bought.

yeah, calling contractors...PRAY that i get the right one....for a good price.

the wrong one can be a nightmare.

exciting and scarey at the same time....ha ha ha if i was younger and skinnier i might try to get up there myself icon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gif ....kinda glad i'm older and fatter.

one of the front windows has a huge crack in it...it will cost a mint to fix.....so i'm gonna cover it with wood and do a trompe-l'Åil painting....maybe a faux window...with cute curtains and wedding cakes...and a chubby blonde woman peepin out....hee hee

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southernbelle Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:49am
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Don't you hate it! I just hate calling contractors to do something, they think they are dealing with some helpless little ole female that bakes for a living...............watch out cause I can lift a 100 pound cake up on a display table and I swing a pretty big rolling pin icon_twisted.gif Good luck and I will say a little prayer for ya and keep my fingers crossed that you find a great contractor.

MichelleM77 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 1:54pm
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I think your idea of covering it and a faux window is very creative and something I would do too! Is it going to crack and break eventually though? Oh wait, do you mean you are taking the broken piece out and doing a faux window on the wood? Doh, blonde moment!

We don't have a shop, but our home kitchen needs new countertops. Totally dates the kitchen older than it really is and are a pain to clean. I don't even want to think about calling anyone to price out installation, trying to convince hubby we can do it ourselves (have it measured and cut by the professionals though) with help from experienced family and friend. So far he isn't buying it, but it will save us hundreds. I always win, it's just a matter of time. icon_smile.gif

lulus Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 4:26pm
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Littlecake,

I have a fantastic contractor - he's honest, fast, and reliable, not to mention quite inexpensive. His name is Brandon Tener, and he works out of Tulsa, but he might be able to recommend someone to you. His number is 918-521-8705. You can tell him Preeti from Lulu's Sweet Shoppe recommended him. Good luck! Talk to him about the window, too.

CakeMakar Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 5:05pm
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Wish you lived closer! DH does windows for a living - I'd send him over and he'd replace it free. (Well, you'd have to pay for the glass.) The labor these guys get, I admit, is a bit steep. Granted, DH does mostly commercial jobs on new structures. He's currently working on the Hilton Hotel that blew up a while back.
As an example, he replaced 2 broken windows at my kid's gym studio as a favor. He was there a whopping 10 minutes! They just take out the old caulk, slide out the broken pieces, slide in a new panel and recaulk it.

littlecake Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 5:54pm
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Originally Posted by MichelleM77

I think your idea of covering it and a faux window is very creative and something I would do too! Is it going to crack and break eventually though? Oh wait, do you mean you are taking the broken piece out and doing a faux window on the wood? Doh, blonde moment!

We don't have a shop, but our home kitchen needs new countertops. Totally dates the kitchen older than it really is and are a pain to clean. I don't even want to think about calling anyone to price out installation, trying to convince hubby we can do it ourselves (have it measured and cut by the professionals though) with help from experienced family and friend. So far he isn't buying it, but it will save us hundreds. I always win, it's just a matter of time. icon_smile.gif




i don't know what you are replacing your counter with, but i learned at lowes you can lay tile directly over your old countertop...and i did that at my old house...it was labor intensive...but easy.

at the new place after my son installed the cabinets...i made the countertops myself out of plywood, with concrete backer board screwed into it...ya lay the tiles directly on that....TOO MUCH HGTV huh?

littlecake Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 5:58pm
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Originally Posted by lulus

Littlecake,

I have a fantastic contractor - he's honest, fast, and reliable, not to mention quite inexpensive. His name is Brandon Tener, and he works out of Tulsa, but he might be able to recommend someone to you. His number is 918-521-8705. You can tell him Preeti from Lulu's Sweet Shoppe recommended him. Good luck! Talk to him about the window, too.




THANX!!!! i'll give him a call!

i go near your place once a week on the way to sam's....maybe i'll sneak in sometime! icon_smile.gif

littlecake Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 6:07pm
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Originally Posted by CakeMakar

Wish you lived closer! DH does windows for a living - I'd send him over and he'd replace it free. (Well, you'd have to pay for the glass.) The labor these guys get, I admit, is a bit steep. Granted, DH does mostly commercial jobs on new structures. He's currently working on the Hilton Hotel that blew up a while back.
As an example, he replaced 2 broken windows at my kid's gym studio as a favor. He was there a whopping 10 minutes! They just take out the old caulk, slide out the broken pieces, slide in a new panel and recaulk it.




AWWWW...that's so sweet!

wow!...nuttin better on this earth than a handy guy...better give him so extra smooches!

mkolmar Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 12:25am
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One step closer Littlecakes to the building being done.
Let' I know nothing about windows but think the painting would be cute if you can't replace it. Your a great artist.

littlecake Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 2:16am
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i was inspired by this cookie....this gal is an amazing artist....Image

course the window space is 5 ft tall, and 8 feet wide, i already got it sketched out....i'm gonna build real shutters and a real windowbox....i think i'm gonna nail wooden panes on it too after the background is painted.

of course mine will be very different, i just really loved the composition of this piece

JulieB Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 2:27am
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That window is adorable. I bet yours will be too.

MichelleM77 Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 2:48am
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Originally Posted by MichelleM77



We don't have a shop, but our home kitchen needs new countertops.quote]

i don't know what you are replacing your counter with, but i learned at lowes you can lay tile directly over your old countertop...and i did that at my old house...it was labor intensive...but easy.

at the new place after my son installed the cabinets...i made the countertops myself out of plywood, with concrete backer board screwed into it...ya lay the tiles directly on that....TOO MUCH HGTV huh?




Well that's half the problem. The current countertops are tiles, 1" tiles! Rediculous amount of grout to keep clean. It's not worth it to try and tile over top of that again, it wasn't done good the first time. I'm not fancy, I'd take laminate. icon_smile.gif

CakeMakar Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 4:10am
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Please post pics when its done! I'd love to see!

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