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Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby calliepaige84 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:48 am

Oh weird the mantle totally does look out of place!


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby GoodHelloEveryone » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:08 am

I wish the mantle didn't taper in underneath, and was just a solid plank of wood for a lack of better word.
Also the silver EVERYWHERE is a little much...especially the silver clock over the fireplace. I wish she would have gotten a really cool antique clock.


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby tratra58 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:39 am

angelfire89 wrote:
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Kryptonite wrote:[quote="angelfire89"]

Speaking of haircuts: I CUT 17 INCHES OFF MY HAIR TODAY!!

Sorry, planning to surprise my family on friday so I basically cant tell anyone i dont see everyday. Had to tell someone.


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Very nice.


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby tratra58 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:49 am

liz749 wrote:I like the marble/tile/whatever it is, I think it is very pretty. What I don't like is that the mantle doesn't reach all the way across. It just stops too early on both sides. Is this a typical look? Ours and most I've seen extend all the way across. That looks very odd to me, like they accidentally ordered it too small.


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It does look odd with the shorter mantle. I have not seen this before.


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby tratra58 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:55 am

It does look odd with the shorter mantle. I have not seen this before.


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On another note, Joel's job...two days to clean the garage resulting in several comments on his work status and no response. I wish our garage was that clean and it has inspired me to get it done.


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby tratra58 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:44 pm

chipmunks wrote:Here's a thing: he could have used up all his paid leave and then quit, and maybe that's why she deleted comments. It may have seemed shameful to her.

The feeling of entitlement to know comes from how honest she's been in the past about him working, particularly in that she didn't like his schedule and that he worked so much. I think her audience would be understanding of them coming out and saying because of the flexibility YT has provided them, he was able to quit and seek other ventures that allow him to be home more. A great chance to thank the viewers as well (not that she doesn't, because she does every video).


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I absolutely agree with you.

One thing I observe/strictly an opinion with Bonnie is she seems aware (sensitive) of how she looks on the vlogs and reads the comments. Whether it be her son's birthday that was pointed out in comments as wrong or today her expressing how she says stupid things. I think she'll need to develop a thick skin with showing the world her parenting skills etc and people do judge. No one is the perfect person or parent, yet it can be hard to read about it.

Going from vlogging as a little extra cash to the main income for now maybe a little stress too.

Ellie, on the other hand, seems oblivious to how the world sees her.


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby just_me » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:17 pm

Um... yeah. The mantel looks weird not being the same length as the wall. I can't remember what they looked like before, but I rather would have had the shelves going all the way up than the cabinets they put in. They could have even had the shelves "redone" with doors over them on the lower parts.

Something like this.
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They would still have the cabinets to hide stuff and then shelves to display whatever.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby beanio » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:45 pm

Bonnie wouldn't be happy to see these comments on e+j's vlog[img]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160825/1bdc44e2f66c3030511cc0cbd2c663b0.jpg[/img][img]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160825/22088cfa8df7b66e66e39db717d253e6.jpg[/img]
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby tratra58 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:02 pm

beanio wrote:Bonnie wouldn't be happy to see these comments on e+j's vlog[img]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160825/1bdc44e2f66c3030511cc0cbd2c663b0.jpg[/img][img]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160825/22088cfa8df7b66e66e39db717d253e6.jpg[/img]


Yep, no one likes to have others ask if you're pregnant when there not. Yikes.


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby calliepaige84 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:40 pm

Wow people are effing rude


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby chipmunks » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:29 pm

The thing I don't like about the fireplace is that the hearth, brick, and top on the shelves are all different patterns that don't quite match. they'd be pretty on their own or just with one of the others but not all three mixed together, plus the short mantle.

I really love the color of the hardwood with the color of the walls but the silver accents do make it seem cold. Hopefully she warms it up with decorations (although the downstairs is still barren).
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby chipmunks » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:30 pm

The thing I don't like about the fireplace is that the hearth, brick, and top on the shelves are all different patterns that don't quite match. they'd be pretty on their own or just with one of the others but not all three mixed together, plus the short mantle.

I really love the color of the hardwood with the color of the walls but the silver accents do make it seem cold. Hopefully she warms it up with decorations (although the downstairs is still barren).
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby kiwimumof-5 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:32 pm

tratra58 wrote:
beanio wrote:Bonnie wouldn't be happy to see these comments on e+j's vlog[img]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160825/1bdc44e2f66c3030511cc0cbd2c663b0.jpg[/img][img]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160825/22088cfa8df7b66e66e39db717d253e6.jpg[/img]


Yep, no one likes to have others ask if you're pregnant when there not. Yikes.


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Someone asked on one of her vlogs once if Julie was pregnant, Bonnie replied "it is rude to ask if someone is pregnant" so yep I think she would be unimpressed too

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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby emilyk16 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:57 pm

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anxietyqueen wrote:Also, I liked the taller bookshelves in the living room better than the short, and I loooooved the white brick fireplace. I was sad to see both of those go, though I'm sure it'll still look great when it's all done.


I take it back ...I'm just not a fan of the new finished fireplace at all. Also, I cringed as soon as I saw Ellie's boney arm pop into the camera frame. Thank God it was only for 30 seconds.
I know Ellie is bony but she looked extremely bony in that clip.


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby westwuff » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:20 am

I agree, I don't like the mantle on the fireplace or that huge clock. The mantle should definitely wrap around the corners and end in the wall. But the mirrors would be eady enough to switch out for some shelves if they wanted to sell at some point.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby thenightowl » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:07 am

I don't care for the mirror by the steps, I can see myself falling down the stairs because I was looking in the mirror.
How cute was Joel in the vlog today, I love that he dressed the boys to match himself!
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby Kryptonite » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:57 am

I had to put the photos side by side to see what I disliked about the new remodel. I adore the colors, however, I think the mirrors and cabinets make it look too sterile!

It reminds me of a hair salon or bathroom cabinet. To me, it's less cozy living room/ home-like. If the shelves were back and the mantle was the same length as the fireplace, I'd think it is perfect.

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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby nutbagmcgee » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:24 am

I like the cabinets but hate the mirrors, she should have continued with the bookshelves.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby winniewise » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:59 am

She had to take the bookshelves down because she doesn't have any books! Maybe I'm weird but my husband and I have a full bookshelf in each room downstairs.

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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby lalala » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:48 pm

Kryptonite wrote:I had to put the photos side by side to see what I disliked about the new remodel. I adore the colors, however, I think the mirrors and cabinets make it look too sterile!

It reminds me of a hair salon or bathroom cabinet. To me, it's less cozy living room/ home-like. If the shelves were back and the mantle was the same length as the fireplace, I'd think it is perfect.

(This was the best SS I could gather.)


I don't hate what they did with the living room remodel but I don't love it either. When they started tearing the living room down as well I was pretty shocked as I thought it looked very nice as it was. I don't understand why they changed the things they did. I feel like painting the walls and the new floor would have been plenty and would have looked just as nice as the remodel if not better. I feel like they wasted money on that because it didn't really make such a huge difference. What really changed the look of in my opinion was the paint color and new floor.

The kitchen looks pretty nice though. It was a huge improvement.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby CatLady » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:06 pm

I really don't like the clock they picked for over the fireplace, it feels so ten/fifteen years ago to me, they had picked such nice things for the kitchen. The mirrors match the clock too much it makes them look cheaper. I like they wanted consistency between the kitchen and the cabinets each side of the fireplace but they are too similar. They just look like kitchen cabinets when they should look a bit more like they are in a living room. The marble is gorgeous and I love the wall where the stairs are. It's such a shame they couldn't have gotten rid of the wall where the fridge was, a lovely island there would have really opened up the space and given them so much more workable space. They made it look as best they could though with that wall there. I like how Bonnie's house actually has colour in it, like Lincoln's room is a lovely bright yellow, their entire living space a calming blue. So much better than the cream or white or grey everyone else has.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby Kryptonite » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:23 pm

winniewise wrote:She had to take the bookshelves down because she doesn't have any books! Maybe I'm weird but my husband and I have a full bookshelf in each room downstairs.

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Huh? I have bookshelves with photos and decor on them. I still have plenty of books lol.

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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby just_me » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:54 pm

winniewise wrote:She had to take the bookshelves down because she doesn't have any books! Maybe I'm weird but my husband and I have a full bookshelf in each room downstairs.

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I have tons of books too, not a ton I'd be wanting to display in the living room though. Too many eharlequin romance novels, their uh... spicier stuff, and RL Stine and Christopher Pike books. lol But I'd love to have tall bookshelves to put in a mix of books and decor.

It's weird you mention Bonnie not having any books because I've noticed that E&J don't seem to really have any either, or their parents. Then again my dad & step-mom don't display books in their home, but I know my dad has a ton of them and my step-mom probably just made him hide them because she wears the pants and what she says goes. :roll:

I think the red clock they had would have fit well with the redone living room. And I agree with what someone else said. That new paint and flooring would have been enough to make the room look redone.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby staceybrax » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:36 pm

I think that the cabinets next to the fireplace are nice, it would look better with some shelves above them than the mirrors. That's an easy fix though, Joel could easily add some shelves at some point if they change their mind. Hopefully when they finish furnishing the living room it will look a little else sterile and more warm. I love her kitchen though, I think they've done a really good job in such a tiny space. I can't wait to see what dining table they choose.


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby liz749 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:46 pm

I'm waiting for the dining table as well. I hated her old glass one so I am really looking forward to something different. Seems a bit odd she hasn't mentioned anything about the table yet (unless I missed something) but that would be the first thing I wanted back in the house!! It's got to be hard having no table for 6 people to sit. It will definitely be interesting so see what they end up with.


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