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by plaidmom
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Small investments, big payoffs
Replies: 14
Views: 3917

Nice job!
Isn't it amazing what a difference lighting can make?

My two favorite quick fixes:

Replacing the annoying buzzzzzzing flourescent fixture about the kitchen sink and finally getting the sconces up in the bathroom (the PO lived with clip-on desk lamps for a decade???).
by plaidmom
Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: I need pics! How did you deal with window in shower?
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

Ok, maybe I'm a nut, but whenever someone has an old-house issue that involves moisture the first thing that pops to mind is "marine grade". I grew up on the coast and married into sailing family so perhaps I'm a bit biased.I also have a penchant for "re-purposing" things. Google "marine grade windo...
by plaidmom
Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Where can we see everyone's house pics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1877

There is a "houses for the names" thread in the Hangout Forum:

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/newBB/topic-9970.shtml

Perhaps it should be a sticky?
by plaidmom
Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: New to Forum - Hello There!
Replies: 40
Views: 7421

Can you stand one more "WOW" ?

I opened this thread and my jaw dropped. Great find! Have fun with her.
:D :D :D
by plaidmom
Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Over-the-stove microwave/vents? Now with install question.
Replies: 20
Views: 21228

A note from a fellow "shorty". I'm 5'2". We have a microwave over the stove (came with the house) and a counter-top model. The counter top model is used 10X more often. I don't know about you, but when I'm cooking (and I love to cook!) I've often got all burners firing, plus I used the micro to defr...
by plaidmom
Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: When New Home Owners Visit My Old House ....
Replies: 33
Views: 3959

"When new home owners visit my old house, the one feature they are most likely to comment on is... The doors ("they don't make doors like this anymore!"), the leaded glass windows ("how do you clean those?") and the vaulted/beamed ceiling. Kids tend to be impressed with our balcony, the laundry chu...
by plaidmom
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: A Christmas Story
Replies: 5
Views: 2189

A Christmas Story

Any Cleveland Old House people planning to make the opening? See the story here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061122/ap_on_en_mo/film_christmas_story_house The part that makes my heart sing, the new owner... "replaced the 111-year-old house's gray aluminum siding with mustard yellow painted wood and...
by plaidmom
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving in an old house
Replies: 14
Views: 4394

But I am thinking of suggesting that we "damn the torpoedoes" anyway, and drag our tiny dining room table up to our unfinished dining room, and maybe just go get some fixin's and bring them back here
That is so romanitc. Reminds me of "It's aWonderful Life".

:)

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by plaidmom
Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Starting to plan kitchen reno, need ideas!
Replies: 18
Views: 2273

Book Review Time :D (I'm a library junkie). Just picked up Country Living's "The Perfect Kitchen" by Alexandra Parsons. I too check out all of the kitchen reno magazines and books. After looking at page after page of either "country French" or super- modern stainless, my eyes just start to glaze ove...
by plaidmom
Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: thanksgiving dinner, what will you have?
Replies: 55
Views: 12868

Angolito, Thanks for your recipes; not too long winded at all. Dip is a great idea. I may go hummus, or I may take it in a more "Tuscan" direction. Will have to see how the rest of the menu plays out. You really got my gears spinning 8) The cocktail wieners are a ~great~ idea. I'm a veggie, so I don...