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by artfox
Thu May 16, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: oldifying brass chandelier
Replies: 4
Views: 3341

Re: oldifying brass chandelier

My opinion -- It appears to be one from the 1950's-'70's. The plastic sleeves that cover the wiring and sockets are too large and not original to the fixture. I picked up a slightly larger, almost identical chandelier at a garage sale for $25 that's also missing a few prisms. Mine uses candelabra-ba...
by artfox
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Anyone want to move to Texas?
Replies: 9
Views: 6469

Re: Anyone want to move to Texas?

Property taxes in Texas may be higher than we like, but it's one of the few that doesn't have a state income tax (yet!).
by artfox
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Potty suggestions anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 5335

Re: Potty suggestions anyone?

My low-flow toilet is a comfort height Toto with an elongated seat and it works very well. The plumber who installed it started recommending that brand about 25 years ago when it was virtually unknown. I believe the flush mechanism it uses originated in Japan but the toilets are now made in America.
by artfox
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Painted Exterior Brick on 1905 Foursquare
Replies: 13
Views: 11759

Re: Painted Exterior Brick on 1905 Foursquare

I have the issue where my po that sold me the place must have paid someone about $5 to paint all the trim. They were SO messy & it's dripped all over my brick! It's a pain trying to find a product to remove it. I'm dealing with the same thing -- white paint drips and smears on red brick. The PO's l...
by artfox
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: finished another stained glass window
Replies: 13
Views: 8202

Re: finished another stained glass window

Alexander, thanks for the information about the cat pillow -- it's time for me for me to do some research.
by artfox
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: finished another stained glass window
Replies: 13
Views: 8202

Re: finished another stained glass window

That window is a genuine work of art! Crafting a design with so many of curves and details must be extremely difficult. Forgive me for changing the subject, but what can you tell me about that cat pillow on the chair near the window? Years ago, there used to be a U.S. company that printed cotton pan...
by artfox
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: You got spiders????
Replies: 8
Views: 5274

Re: You got spiders????

The only spiders that aren't welcome in my house are the black widow and the brown recluse. Fortunately, neither are particularly numerous around here. All the other little guys take care of gnats, mosquitoes and other flying insects that mistakenly come indoors. Brushing away the occasional spiderw...
by artfox
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Stripper recommendation
Replies: 31
Views: 42966

Re: Stripper recommendation

Beautiful work -- and what an inviting entrance to your home!
by artfox
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Furnishings!
Replies: 9
Views: 4474

Re: Furnishings!

Great looking furniture! However, if your rooms are large or have ceilings 9ft or higher, those pieces might appear too small for the space.
by artfox
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Do I really need an open kitchen?
Replies: 26
Views: 25879

Re: Do I really need an open kitchen?

Friends of mine recently built a house in a historic neighborhood. It's exterior design resembles a pleasant, early 20th C. foursquare. But once you step inside the front door, you're in a cavernous, L-shaped open space that's living room, dining room and kitchen all combined -- a real shock to the ...