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by Abuela
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Asking for help with a 1990s bathroom?
Replies: 0
Views: 5796

Asking for help with a 1990s bathroom?

Hi, I've been a member for a long while but not active for several year. The houses I've owned until recently all reflect my passion for old house: An 1870s farmhouse outside of Cincinnati, an 1896 brick and stone twin in Philly, a 1950 hand-build fishing cottage with lots of wonderful mid-century d...
by Abuela
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What wood to install to complement heart pine...
Replies: 0
Views: 2499

What wood to install to complement heart pine...

My house has heart-pine flooring throughout, and I need to put flooring in the dining room, kitchen, and a connected hallway. I have decided to put prefinished hardwood, bamboo, or engineered hardwood throughout the three connected spaces. My question is, does anyone have suggestions about what to i...
by Abuela
Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: is the popularity of the stainless steel appliances waning?
Replies: 27
Views: 69049

Re: is the popularity of the stainless steel appliances waning?

I got this Electrolux: http://www.electroluxappliances.com/kitchen-appliances/ranges/gas/ew30gf65gs Looks like the MSRP has gone up a couple hundred since I bought it. Would I have ever paid over $2500 for a stove? Absolutely not - just not in my budget. But I absolutely LOVE it. LOVE. Not just beca...
by Abuela
Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: is the popularity of the stainless steel appliances waning?
Replies: 27
Views: 69049

Re: is the popularity of the stainless steel appliances waning?

I'm not a huge fan of stainless but my new stove is stainless because it had every feature I wanted (double oven, convection, five burners, continuous grill, excellent consumer reports rating) and through a fluke I managed to get it for $1000 when the MSRP is $2400. At that price, I would have taken...
by Abuela
Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Help me find an orange wall paint that I won't hate
Replies: 4
Views: 2882

Help me find an orange wall paint that I won't hate

I promised my 6yo granddaughter that she could paint her room in my 1930's farmhouse with arts and crafts pretensions, and she wants more than anything to paint it orange. I told her that I'd allow it if I chose the exact shade, but I'm having trouble finding something that doesn't feel as if it's g...
by Abuela
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: You know you're an old house owner if ...
Replies: 664
Views: 441539

Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

... you have a date planned with someone who seems really wonderfully compatible in many delightful ways, but you're more excited about and impressed by the fact that she has years of contractor/construction experience and once did nothing but drywall and plaster for six months with an old-school pl...
by Abuela
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: You know you're an old house owner if ...
Replies: 664
Views: 441539

Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

... you begin dating someone who is pretty darn amazing on so many levels, who owns a fantastic 1920's duplex with beautiful original and unpainted woodwork, and who has done some great work on that house and the several other old houses that she owns as investment/rental properties, and the only re...
by Abuela
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Craigslist Finds....
Replies: 871
Views: 599235

Re: Craigslist Finds....

A great condition set of metal cabinets. PINK metal cabinets. And a terrific sink. http://burlington.craigslist.org/hsh/2915889410.html http://images.craigslist.org/5L55N65Ff3G73Id3Fac3m9483f03eeba91a6c.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/5K85F85X23I83Fa3Jfc3md0f7ec4b46681737.jpg http://images.craigsli...
by Abuela
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Bath alcove tiling design help needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

Re: Bath alcove tiling design help needed!

Thanks for the link! The biggest issue I have when looking at pics is that they all seem to be bathrooms MUCH larger than mine (which doesn't take much!!). I checked the measurements and mine is just over 45 sq ft, plus the walls are only 6.5 ft high which makes it feel even smaller. It's just hard ...
by Abuela
Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: what did you get done on your house today?
Replies: 97
Views: 69160

Re: what did you get done on your house today?

Way, way, way back here on the forums is a post where not only did I brag about the cost of the hex tile (less than $14 a box instead of $50+) on a return shelf at Lowes but I also laid it out on our living room carpet and posted the picture here. I think that was in 2009 :oops: Oh puhleeze, that's...