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by 1922Colonial
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Window restoration, anything new, and best paint to use?
Replies: 0
Views: 2505

Window restoration, anything new, and best paint to use?

I've been away from the forums for several years. I also have not done much work on my house in these last few years either. We have started working on our home again, and just got a couple of windows stripped of all paint and repaired. These two windows were also the most heavily damaged. I swear t...
by 1922Colonial
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Can a warped panel door be saved?
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: Can a warped panel door be saved?

LOL. The cause of this is not from paint. If that was the case every single door in my home would be warped. It is from the roof leaking around the chimney stack for a long period of time. It rotted out all of the ceilings upstairs, and above two closet doors, the water ran down onto the doors (insi...
by 1922Colonial
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Can a warped panel door be saved?
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Can a warped panel door be saved?

This is a 2 panel door closet door that is original to my house, so I really don't want to replace it. One side of the door is perfectly fine. The other side of the door is the bad one. The upper panel is warped horribly. It is going to be a difficult task to strip the paint off, sand, then repaint....
by 1922Colonial
Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: 1904 period curtains.
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Re: 1904 period curtains.

Definitly lace for the shabby chic look. I have bought all of my lace curtains from queenanneslacecurtains.com. I put lace curtains in my bath also. I installed a cordless, pull down, cellular shade directly behind the curtain rod. With the shirring of lace on the rod, you can not even tell that the...
by 1922Colonial
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Oil Based Paint
Replies: 21
Views: 5935

Re: Oil Based Paint

Has anyone tried the Fine Paints of Europe?
by 1922Colonial
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Oil Based Paint
Replies: 21
Views: 5935

Re: Oil Based Paint

I have restored 12 windows in my house so far, and have never "conditioned" the wood with oil before applying any primer. What is this extra step for? What kind of oil is suppose to be used? Is it clear? How long does it take to dry? Are the windows I have already done going to fail now?
by 1922Colonial
Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Subway Ceramics New Master Bathroom
Replies: 64
Views: 23454

Re: Subway Ceramics New Master Bathroom

WOW! I love your bathroom. I, too, am anxious to see pictures of your shower. I bet the final decorated room will be stunning! I love, love, love all the brass! I have bathroom envy!!

If no one else wants to buy that beautiful, blue floral bowl, I would like a chance at it.
by 1922Colonial
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Subway Ceramics New Master Bathroom
Replies: 64
Views: 23454

Re: Subway Ceramics New Master Bathroom

Omg Dan :( I just went and read up on pulmonary fibrosis. You will be in my prayers.
by 1922Colonial
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: have a question about jacking up a floor
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: have a question about jacking up a floor

Thank you both for the info. It is very helpful :D We are going to have 4 jacks set up. One under each of the cut end of the joists. Did that make sense? lol I think we will have to raise it about 4 inches. I like the idea of raising it up a hair higher to allow for settleing. I do not think any of ...
by 1922Colonial
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: have a question about jacking up a floor
Replies: 3
Views: 781

have a question about jacking up a floor

A previous owner had installed a floor furnace in the center of the living room. They cut thru 2 floor joists to install this thing. They "sistered" them up, but apparently it did not work. The whole living room sinks towards this hole. We are finally getting around to fixing this. My question is ab...