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by Mury
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Ripping out six original fireplaces- good idea? (UPDATE!)
Replies: 41
Views: 4321

Re: Ripping out six original fireplaces- good idea?

Danno wrote:
The fireplaces are covered in lead paint, a hazard to our two kids. The cost to restore just one—which means stripping off 100 years worth of lead paint—is between $2,500 and $3,500
So, do you often let your kids play in the fireplace?
by Mury
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: The Picture Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 4766

Re: The Picture Forum

I haven't posted yet either. If inspiration is the goal, I need to finish a few rooms to look inspiring first! Perhaps Schag could make a few more sticky ones as suggested, though.
by Mury
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Decorative plates (china)
Replies: 21
Views: 8265

Re: Decorative plates (china)

Is it too high for family photos? How about pick 4 or so plates that you like, put 2 on either side of a wall with a doorway, and call it quits. Less is more, remember?
by Mury
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: To Buy or Not to Buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 941

Re: To Buy or Not to Buy?

That house looks a lot like mine. I like it! Is it possible the bathroom was moved upstairs from somewhere else and they had to open that wall up for plumbing? Other than the cracks, the house is meticulous and looks like fresh paint everywhere? I would definitely go for the structural inspection. M...
by Mury
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Tiling bathtub walls, any advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 8936

Re: Tiling bathtub walls, any advice?

We are about to start tiling too. So you don't just try to level the tub or shower pan? Is that impossible?
by Mury
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: vct floor in kitchen...pattern/layout?
Replies: 31
Views: 12095

Re: vct floor in kitchen...pattern/layout?

I have the same floors in my kitchen. They are in really bad shape and have the big cracks between boards. We are going to refinish them, I can't bear to cover them up.
by Mury
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Old House Pets
Replies: 195
Views: 141837

Re: Old House Pets

I took care of my neighbors Schnauzers for a few days over the Summer. One day, her inside cat was in the kitchen on a chair. It was meowing and being all cute, but I knew better, I had come up against this cat before. This cat was bipolar. It would come rub against your legs one moment and another...
by Mury
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Two choices. Both need work. Which one?
Replies: 34
Views: 8163

Re: Two choices. Both need work. Which one?

Looking at them again, I think it is the lack of clutter that attracted me to the first one. They both have a lot of original doors and woodwork, and great floors. When I looked past all the stuff and the paint colors, I like the second one just as well. And the upstairs floor plan makes a lot mores...
by Mury
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: wanna play "guess"?
Replies: 20
Views: 2329

Re: wanna play "guess"?

Hang candles to dry?
by Mury
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Two choices. Both need work. Which one?
Replies: 34
Views: 8163

Re: Two choices. Both need work. Which one?

Ditto what the others said. Also, that rental unit would be a really nice bonus for number one. Both houses remind me a lot of one my friends own in Epsom, NH. I like that the kitchens in both have some old character, but are also perfectly functional. Both nice homes.