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by Vlada
Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: I LOVE the Vinyl Window Guy!!
Replies: 27
Views: 7699

Ben, You have done a lot of work! I don't have much in the way of diy skills except for painting and stenciling. I am learning as I go. I really appreciate what you have achieved with that house. I really dig the kitchen. The colors are terrific! The green walls and black counter top are elegant and...
by Vlada
Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: I LOVE the Vinyl Window Guy!!
Replies: 27
Views: 7699

To Ben, That must have been a lot of work unearthing those heart pine floors! I would love to see them. It must have been a lot of work but I am glad you did it. We have the same problem. All of our pine wood floors are covered with plywood or particle board. One room has vinyl stick on tiles above ...
by Vlada
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: I have a ton of wood I have saved
Replies: 13
Views: 1912

S Melissa, Well we had to do some serious research to find someone to process the logs. Most people thought we were crazy that we would bother with urban timber. We eventually found someone to do it but it cost us. We are working with a group in our City that is interested in harvesting urban timber...
by Vlada
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: I have a ton of wood I have saved
Replies: 13
Views: 1912

Hi, I also have a ton of lumber right now. A huge oak tree fell on our house last year and we decided to have some of the logs milled. We just got the kilm dried wood a few weeks ago. We have two humongous piles in our cellar right now. There are some beautiful quarter-sawn pieces to. I have a lot o...
by Vlada
Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Paint Large Victorian- Need Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 11616

Thank you everyone for your input. I found all the info helpful and will file it away for future reference. I just got this month's issue of Old House Journal and was delighted to see an article on repairing clapboards and painting. What a wonderful coincidence! I may want to paint the exterior of t...
by Vlada
Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Bathroom Update
Replies: 15
Views: 4158

Way to go Greg! Man that bathroom is awesome! I am especially digging the sink and claw tub as well as the subway tiles and hexagon floor. Did you do the entire bathroom or were there some things there already like the tile? Also, I am planning on installing a claw tub one of these days. How did you...
by Vlada
Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: We've Had a Neighborhood Turn-Around!
Replies: 52
Views: 13594

Barrett and My4t2de, Well it just goes to show that noise is an issue no matter where one lives. It is amazing that my 'hood is as quiet as it is though. It helps that I live in a low density neighborhood for the city :wink: . Also, the neighborhood association has many active members who have done ...
by Vlada
Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: I LOVE the Vinyl Window Guy!!
Replies: 27
Views: 7699

Hey grillage, nice to hear from you :D . I believe that 717 house is on the market again. I think I will arrange to have another look and take some pics this time :wink: . I just love some of the original stuff in that place and I could use the pics as inspiration for my current house. You have real...
by Vlada
Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Paint Large Victorian- Need Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 11616

One more thing, I don't mean to hog this thread but I was thinking that it may be useful for those of us that are new to painted ladies to give some tips. Maybe this could go into the reference section. *Proper surface preparation and making sure the paint will adhere. *How to tell what kind of pain...
by Vlada
Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Paint Large Victorian- Need Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 11616

BrooklynRowHouse,

:evil: That is incredible! On a ferrari, that must have really p***** off the owner! Man I would have been livid! It just goes to show that you get what you pay for (at least most of the time).