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by lovesickest
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: SOS!!!! Dog messed on floor!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3370

Re: SOS!!!! Dog messed on floor!!

Dilute vinegar(even 50/50 vinegar/water) should not take the finish off a wood floor, assuming it is a recent polyurethane type finish. I foster cats for a rescue, and have had the occasional sprayer in a newly neutered former tomcat. I have found that I may have to treat and retreat a pee location ...
by lovesickest
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: just beginning redo of ca 1850 house
Replies: 12
Views: 6917

Re: just beginning redo of ca 1850 house

*SPAM BEGONE ! * Please, please, please heed the advice that many people have given you. When an original detail like a window or other architectural feature is gone, it compromises the integrity and value of the property immensely. Replacement windows will cost a fortune, and they will not be of th...
by lovesickest
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cleaning and restoring dirty wood trim.
Replies: 9
Views: 35272

Re: Cleaning and restoring dirty wood trim.

I think a really common error that people make with old things, including houses, is the desire to refinish everything so that it looks like it is brand new. Yes, clean the wood trim, gently. No, don't strip it down to the raw wood to fix all the minute imperfections. It is almost impossible to refi...
by lovesickest
Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Craigslist Finds....
Replies: 871
Views: 596223

Re: Craigslist Finds....

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Beautiful 1952 matching aqua fridge and stove in Toronto for...$ 200.00 ! Total steal -- not my colors or era, though.

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/atq/3433102039.html
by lovesickest
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cleaning and restoring dirty wood trim.
Replies: 9
Views: 35272

Re: Cleaning and restoring dirty wood trim.

That is patina. Please leave it alone.
by lovesickest
Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Potty suggestions anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 5309

Re: Potty suggestions anyone?

I think the theory about the comfort height toilets being less good for elimination (while perhaps more good for sitting height) is that squatting has been the most common human elimination posture. A company called Squatty Potty that manufactures a type of bathroom footstool has a video that explai...
by lovesickest
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Jane Powell
Replies: 8
Views: 4084

Re: Jane Powell

I really loved ( and still love) her book on linoleum. Hope her passage was smooth, swift and peaceful.
by lovesickest
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Potty suggestions anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 5309

Re: Potty suggestions anyone?

Don't buy a Kohler is my advice. Nice styling, seductive advertising -- but the workings are proprietary, so when it stops working properly, you will have to purchase specific Kohler parts which are many times more expensive than the generic plumbing parts from the hardware store. There has also bee...
by lovesickest
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Whatever happened to the old house...
Replies: 18
Views: 7642

Re: Whatever happened to the old house...

Even the name Swamplawn was perfect. I had a big crush on that house, too...
by lovesickest
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: A Nice Article About Old Window Glass
Replies: 1
Views: 2382

A Nice Article About Old Window Glass

This blog is art oriented, but the author of the blog just made a nice post about loving the old glass in her apartment's windows. If only more people could see and understand this perspective instead of cramming some vinyl windows in:

http://parenthetically.blogspot.ca/2012 ... light.html