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by SouthernLady
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: The Thaddeus W. Bayless House
Replies: 26
Views: 35781

Re: The Thaddeus W. Bayless House

Pre-named is nice. I had to dig for mine. I found Ancestry.com to be rather helpful. I got a paper trail of the deeds back to 1971, when it dropped off the map. I started with the latest name I had and started Googling. I found an obituary, then put that info into Ancestry.com. From there, I got a b...
by SouthernLady
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Before n After Mother Lode
Replies: 28
Views: 32099

Re: Before n After Mother Lode

I literally have tears in my eyes.

Wow.
by SouthernLady
Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Before and After, Thus Far! (Pictures)
Replies: 22
Views: 19728

Re: Before and After, Thus Far! (Pictures)

Thank you, everyone, for the comments and ideas! GothicHome, the popcorn ceiling looks to be the same that's in my parent's 1973 house. It will scrape off, as I tried it in a corner. I think I am going to get that ceiling wallpaper that looks like in and try it in the walk-in closet that's in the ha...
by SouthernLady
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Before and After, Thus Far! (Pictures)
Replies: 22
Views: 19728

Bathroom 2/3 done, floor refinishing

The downstairs bathroom is 2/3 done! Now we have to find a medicine cabinet (preferrably oak as the rest of the woodwork is oak) and pick a paint color for the upper walls. New floors are down and the wainscotting is in and painted. Not sure I am going to like the tile now that it's down. I think I ...
by SouthernLady
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Anaglypta Experiences
Replies: 18
Views: 10096

Re: Anaglypta Experiences

Ava! This is exactly what I was thinking about doing! LOVE it! I would want tin, but that's out of my budget. This is one I think I can handle.
by SouthernLady
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What to do with the ceiling?!
Replies: 14
Views: 9401

Re: What to do with the ceiling?!

The popcorn was put on the original ceiling. We had the ceiling repainted because it looked quite nasty with the new paint elsewhere. That paper "tile" on the ceiling is exactly what I had envisioned, but didn't know how to achieve. What design did you use? I've seen some at Lowe's (Allan Roth). Is ...
by SouthernLady
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What to do with the ceiling?!
Replies: 14
Views: 9401

What to do with the ceiling?!

I love popcorn, but preferrably not on a ceiling. Especially on a ceiling that's 120 years old. But I don't know what to do to it! I really need suggestions... For those of you who haven't seen the house, here's some pictures: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8046/8080684045_dff25d37d1_z.jpg The parlor...
by SouthernLady
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Before and After, Thus Far! (Pictures)
Replies: 22
Views: 19728

Re: Before and After, Thus Far! (Pictures)

Thank you, everyone! It's been fun, that's for sure. Not too many bad surprises this far. I don't like the popcorn ceiling though. To me, it's too dated. I don't think I could budget a tin ceiling, and I'm not sure if that'd be period... If anyone has any suggestions (with pictures--I'm a visual gal...
by SouthernLady
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Before and After, Thus Far! (Pictures)
Replies: 22
Views: 19728

Re: Before and After, Thus Far!

As of yesterday, here's the progress on my big baby: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8080685472_057d2955bc.jpg Before--the first time the family came to see it before the purchase http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8046/8080684045_dff25d37d1_z.jpg As of yesterday. The original woodwork was stripped an...
by SouthernLady
Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: My mid 1800's I house
Replies: 10
Views: 7947

Re: My mid 1800's I house

That house is already a looker, but its going to cause some whiplash to the passers-by when its done! I am so glad you are working to restore your grandfather's place. My grandfather's farm was started in the 1700s about 20 miles from the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, and I cried my eyes out with r...