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by cadrad
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Insurance inspections anyone?
Replies: 27
Views: 59317

Re: Insurance inspections anyone?

I had a radiator leak that caused some damage in one of the bedrooms and the ceiling in the living room. I was concerned about mold, so I called mystate farm agent. The repair ended up being minimal, I just took up the carpet in that room and the ceiling was scheduled for repair anyways, so I did al...
by cadrad
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Stripping molding issues
Replies: 2
Views: 2290

Re: Stripping molding issues

have you tries a heat gun? if the original finish was varnished or shellacked, paint should come off easily. Painted, not so much... bathrooms of that era almost always had painted trim.
by cadrad
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: need help with 1870 decorative ceiling room repaint
Replies: 1
Views: 3267

Re: need help with 1870 decorative ceiling room repaint

what about trying to match the background color of the border? That might look like it was never changed then. The other suggestion would be to put up a thin moulding where you want the break to be and painting below it. A soft grey would be nice... what is the room's purpose?
by cadrad
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Light Green Rooms
Replies: 21
Views: 14801

Re: Light Green Rooms

sooth are you on wavy glass yet? what is your handle?
by cadrad
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: New member buyng an old house
Replies: 7
Views: 4665

Re: New member buyng an old house

don't do it!!!! (runs shrieking into the street) I am in the process of stripping my oak box beam ceiling in the dining room and it is very hard on one's body to shand on a ladder for extended periods of time bent to look up at the ceiling with both hands over your head. The results are beautiful an...
by cadrad
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Light Green Rooms
Replies: 21
Views: 14801

Re: Light Green Rooms

Funny you should mention it... The color is called grasscloth and is by Behr. The sun room is a lighter green. I will have to see if I can find the name. Of the two, I like the sun room color best, although they are close.it is very similar to the color you show as an example. BTW, It is very diffic...
by cadrad
Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: living room project! pics! update! finished and decorated!
Replies: 18
Views: 8083

Re: living room project! pics! update! finished and decorated!

Thank you for all of the nice comments! It was a lot of work, but I am pleased with the final results. What do you all think of the color? Is it too bright?
by cadrad
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: living room project! pics! update! finished and decorated!
Replies: 18
Views: 8083

Re: living room project! pics! update! finished and decorated!

ok I guess that since I edited this without making a new comment It stayed where it was, So I am bumping it to the front
by cadrad
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: stupid article on our own site!
Replies: 14
Views: 10028

Re: stupid article on our own site!

I guess I should have typed a disclaimer at the beginning of this. I am restoring my old windows at my house. I was outraged to find this article here on OHW so I posted it. shouldn't we on this site be encouraging preservation? the tone of the article is decidedly pro-vinyl.