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by KirstenN
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Good Books on Old Houses?
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Good Books on Old Houses?

Thanks Melissa, I guess I hadn't gotten back that far yet, because that's exactly the thread I was looking for!

I think your original thread would be a great candidate for the "Reference" forum, because that's where I looked first.
by KirstenN
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Good Books on Old Houses?
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Good Books on Old Houses?

"Old House Compendium" not sure if it is under publication but you might get a copy from your library. Great! If this is the "Old House JOURNAL Compendium" then my library has the 1980 version, which I've got on hold. I see it was updated in 2007, and there are cheap used copies on Amazon, so I mig...
by KirstenN
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Good Books on Old Houses?
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Good Books on Old Houses?

Hey folks; I did a little searching for books that have been recommended on old houses, but searching for "book" got me 3000 results! Here's a bit of what I found, though. Please reply and let me know what else I should read! EDITED to add: Please let me know if I misquoted you, or if you want me to...
by KirstenN
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Oh no, not the bees! Not the bees!
Replies: 16
Views: 1486

Re: Oh no, not the bees! Not the bees!

I had to look at that picture for a couple of minutes, with my jaw dropped open, before I could even understand what I was looking at!

I had to get my husband to come look at the pictures. We're both way happier about the relatively harmless cluster flies hibernating in our wall cavities...

Kirsten
by KirstenN
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 1911 bathroom project - help!
Replies: 22
Views: 13107

Re: 1911 bathroom project - help!

Wow, what a wonderful bathroom to be starting with! I'm surprised that it's in a 1911 house - although I'm new at this game - because I thought by 1900 bathrooms were usually all-white, tile on floor and wall, and they weren't using wood panelling anymore because it wasn't "sanitary". The best pictu...
by KirstenN
Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Tiny church getting murdered. :-(
Replies: 11
Views: 12130

Re: Tiny church getting murdered. :-(

Oldhouseluvr, I am afraid you are right... and I will be afraid to set foot in there in case I say something to make an enemy! I could not honestly answer the question "don't you like how it turned out?". I've already been asked to contribute items to the gift shop (I'm a knitter and quilter) and I'...
by KirstenN
Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Windows... help... must convince my husband...
Replies: 28
Views: 4243

Re: Windows... help... must convince my husband...

Really is the best of both worlds. Plus you can keep your ladder in the shed each season :wink: Okay Skuce, do you run workshops??? Can I come apprentice with you for a couple of weeks????? :-) I have two houses now with wood windows, plus my husband's family's home needing about 40 windows refurbi...
by KirstenN
Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Help me with ideas? Farmhouse 'big' room...
Replies: 10
Views: 3615

Re: Help me with ideas? Farmhouse 'big' room...

My main room needs redo too- I'm going to tackle it like this 1- do ceiling Hm, you make a good point, Raine. I have to admit I'm really nervous about what I'm going to find above that dropped ceiling, which makes me want to procrastinate on it... but maybe I should find out *first* so I don't ruin...
by KirstenN
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Help me with ideas? Farmhouse 'big' room...
Replies: 10
Views: 3615

Re: Help me with ideas? Farmhouse 'big' room...

Brilliant! I'm so glad I asked! Kansas, thanks for reminding me about houzz.com. I found it a while back and OD'd on it a bit. :? It's time to go back! I do get a bit frustrated with the design-y emphasis, but as long as I take regular doses of Old House Interiors with it, it's good for inspiration,...
by KirstenN
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: See what five or ten bucks worth of paint can do?
Replies: 9
Views: 2551

Re: See what five or ten bucks worth of paint can do?

That is a beautiful house! Thanks for posting - it made my day so far!

Kirsten