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by CycloneOfRed
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: The Ugliest old furniture in the world
Replies: 12
Views: 14378

Re: The Ugliest old furniture in the world

Strictly my personal taste, but I have always thought the Art Deco 'waterfall' style was pretty ugly.
by CycloneOfRed
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Victorian, plastic, you'll probably like...
Replies: 8
Views: 8726

Re: Victorian, plastic, you'll probably like...

Oh my word...that is incredible.
by CycloneOfRed
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Cubs win Series!
Replies: 2
Views: 5031

Re: Cubs win Series!

Ouch...that is painfully slow going. But...you can take solace in the fact that it looks amazing.

What grit sandpaper are you using?
by CycloneOfRed
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: My latest purchase. Not what you might be expecting....
Replies: 42
Views: 39482

Re: My latest purchase. Not what you might be expecting....

I really hate to post after the original poster expressed her wishes to have this thread locked, but I do feel the need to clarify something... Please please please please please do not equate my support of gun ownership with any sort of lack of respect for the sanctity of life. If I was alone in th...
by CycloneOfRed
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: My latest purchase. Not what you might be expecting....
Replies: 42
Views: 39482

Re: My latest purchase. Not what you might be expecting....

This is actually a small matter of contention in my household as well. I was raised shooting, took hunters safety as soon as I was legally old enough and currently own a hunting rifle, a .22, and a 12 gauge shotgun for deer hunting. As we live next to several prisons (rather literally a stones throw...
by CycloneOfRed
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: To Strip Paint Or Not (On a Fireplace)
Replies: 17
Views: 9595

Re: To Strip Paint Or Not (On a Fireplace)

I would look into Peelaway 1. I've had good luck with it the few times I've had cause to use it. It'll remove 32 layers in one application (that's their claim), and since there is a contact paper that you stick to it, which removes the vast majority of the goop when you pull it off, the process is l...
by CycloneOfRed
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What to do...door hinges.
Replies: 9
Views: 2914

Re: What to do...door hinges.

I would love to know how you resolved this. I ended up just painting them matte black. I couldn't find any examples (historically speaking) of cast iron being left unpainted, nor could I find any precedent of them being painted any color besides black...for hinges or any other cast iron household o...
by CycloneOfRed
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: I hate my previous owners!! Need help with painted floor.
Replies: 17
Views: 1993

Re: I hate my previous owners!! Need help with painted floor.

Oh...I feel your pain. It seems as though our POs painted each layer of wallpaper before putting up a new one (and we're talking half a dozen layers of wall paper...ugh...) I thought stripping the wallpaper in our parlor would be a 'weekend' job. It took me over a month. As for the floors, I agree t...
by CycloneOfRed
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Removing Drywall compound from concrete SOLVED + pics
Replies: 19
Views: 9941

Re: Removing Drywall compound from concrete SOLVED + pics

*Sigh* Sorry...there was one of those nonsensical spam posts that talked about drywall growing in damp places from mold...and then the signature links were about buying a condo. Apparently the spam was zapped by an admin. I promise, based on what she wrote, it was funny. Not so much anymore.... :(
by CycloneOfRed
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Removing Drywall compound from concrete SOLVED + pics
Replies: 19
Views: 9941

Re: Removing Drywall compound from concrete SOLVED + pics

Wow! Thanks for that helpful info Mableswift! I was completely unaware of the inherent dangers of drywall! So malicious, so sinister! :shock: I will call an inspector right this second to come and see if I have a drywall infestation! In the meantime, just to be on the safe side, I think I'll go buy ...