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by eclecticcottage
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Why stop with the bedroom?
Replies: 29
Views: 31685

Re: Why stop with the bedroom?

Thanks! I LOVE that table. We picked it up along with a bunch of other various pieces including an old cash register, old fireplace tools and other stuff for $150.

The saga continues, the hall is getting finished!
by eclecticcottage
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: HELP...it's awesome but how do I use it?!
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

Re: HELP...it's awesome but how do I use it?!

Thanks!

I've defrosted the freezer on the Norge twice now, using the hot water, towels and wooden spoon method. This should be faster...and cooler too, lol. I'm glad to say the freezer DOESN'T need to be defrosted at the moment, but I am now prepared when it does.
by eclecticcottage
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: HELP...it's awesome but how do I use it?!
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

HELP...it's awesome but how do I use it?!

This was one of my gifts this year!! YAY!

But there were no instructions...does anyone know how to use it? Do I plug it in, set it in the freezer and close it for ??? minutes? Use it like a hair dryer and move it around near the walls/top? It has "feet"...
by eclecticcottage
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Old duct work in house heated by hot water boiler? Huh?
Replies: 19
Views: 12452

Re: Old duct work in house heated by hot water boiler? Huh?

Just guessing...

Original radiator heat
Replaced with ducted
Re-replaced with radiator b/c someone preferred it and plumbing had been left?
by eclecticcottage
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: To paint or not to paint...
Replies: 3
Views: 2078

Re: To paint or not to paint...

First and foremost you have my sympathy. I also am constantly banging my head over paint, stain, and even where I should strip things or leave them alone.... I love the natural look of the beadboard shellacked. I did my back hall that way... So at least you have one vote in. Can't wait to see how i...
by eclecticcottage
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Refinishing pine floors in 1880s house... Waterlox or poly?
Replies: 8
Views: 8449

Re: Refinishing pine floors in 1880s house... Waterlox or poly?

I wonder how long it takes to do that (linseed)? I have a few of my grandfathers wood working projects around that he did YEARS ago with it, and it might have darkened a little, but not much. I think it depends on who's selling what and where you read about it, because I've seen people recommend one...
by eclecticcottage
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Refinishing pine floors in 1880s house... Waterlox or poly?
Replies: 8
Views: 8449

Re: Refinishing pine floors in 1880s house... Waterlox or poly?

FYI, we chose linseed because from my understanding Tung needs sanding between lapplications. It will take a few more applications of linseed before ours are "done". They are a bit blotchy right now but I only put on one coat and moved on, they will need several more and I think they will look great...
by eclecticcottage
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Why stop with the bedroom?
Replies: 29
Views: 31685

Re: Why stop with the bedroom?

Thanks!! I couldn't wait to get it done, it was sooooo blah before. It took me a while to really decide what to do, but knowing we were putting some holes in the wall to run the wiring made it easier, I'm HORRIBLE at dry wall patching as well as mudding and taping. We were thinking the same, leave i...
by eclecticcottage
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Refinishing pine floors in 1880s house... Waterlox or poly?
Replies: 8
Views: 8449

Re: Refinishing pine floors in 1880s house... Waterlox or poly?

We used linseed oil, I've never used waterlox or poly.....can't be of much help. Nice floors though!
by eclecticcottage
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: To paint or not to paint...
Replies: 3
Views: 2078

To paint or not to paint...

Leaning towards not. We've got the dining room just about done. The debate is do we paint the beadboard (classic cottage style) or no.... Before and after below. Working on pics of the hall, it has matching beadboard with light blue gray paint above. Hall is directly to the right and shares a wall. ...