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by eclecticcottage
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: I Feel Like I am Cheating...
Replies: 10
Views: 33861

Re: I Feel Like I am Cheating...

I'd look at the other house. Situations like you describe rarely turn out to be 6-12 months and all's well and good. He's your friend, yes, but she's his daughter-and her needs will trump yours I'd bet. Also, how is she going to live there while renovations are on going?
by eclecticcottage
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Renovation, How much is too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 10424

Re: Renovation, How much is too much?

We've never had a pre-1900's home, although we tried. I did hate walking into one and finding it "renovated" into a modern feel. I think it really depends on what you're starting with. Our "Old House", built around 1920 had been renovated in the 70's and probably before. the outside walls and siding...
by eclecticcottage
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Why stop with the bedroom?
Replies: 29
Views: 31818

Re: Why stop with the bedroom?

As per usual...the globe didn't work out. Fitter doesn't fit my fitter and it looks like there is a hairline crack in the "neck". I was trying to figure out if I could find a fixture that would work with it...now I'm unsure. We'll see. This is a step in the right direction though, first brick panel ...
by eclecticcottage
Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: New Here - Can anyone ID this heater?
Replies: 11
Views: 5704

Re: New Here - Can anyone ID this heater?

If you're talking about the little bit on the actual furnace, it looks like efflorecence (sp). Minerals left over from water.
by eclecticcottage
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Any old stove lovers out there?
Replies: 43
Views: 26028

Re: Any old stove lovers out there?

Aw, Kathy, that sucks. Maybe that means an even nicer one is waiting for you somewhere!
by eclecticcottage
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: New Here - Can anyone ID this heater?
Replies: 11
Views: 5704

Re: New Here - Can anyone ID this heater?

I agree, scrap it. Or leave it in the basement as a conversation piece because I bet it's heavier than heck. You're right on with putting a woodstove on the first floor, it will heat better than in a basement. We have one (we heat with it) and we have homeowner's insurance. There was just a thread a...
by eclecticcottage
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Why stop with the bedroom?
Replies: 29
Views: 31818

Re: Why stop with the bedroom?

An outdoor project has kept the inside stuff at a stand still for now. HOWEVER, it didn't stop me from stalking about ebay, and I finally found a 9" milk glass schoolhouse globe that will fit my fixture (3 1/4" fitter). My wallpaper is out for delivery today according to the tracking. The outdoor pr...
by eclecticcottage
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Help! What are the odds that this is asbestos tile?
Replies: 8
Views: 8534

Re: Help! What are the odds that this is asbestos tile?

Aw, you decided against that beautiful old wreck? I dont' blame you, but it was a lovely house! Real estate agents can be such...erm...unhelpful sorts. We've had our share, including one that apparently sold a house out from under us and never even submitted our offer (we now live about 6 houses dow...
by eclecticcottage
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Any old stove lovers out there?
Replies: 43
Views: 26028

Re: Any old stove lovers out there?

Oooo...I'll cross my fingers for you Kathy, that's lovely! I love how the electric stoves had all those buttons and doo-dads.

In general, I *HATE* the color pink, but there's something about a vintage pink kitchen...
by eclecticcottage
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Why stop with the bedroom?
Replies: 29
Views: 31818

Re: Why stop with the bedroom?

This is an updated (dining room) floor pic as we were putting on the linseed, the interesting way the wires were run in the kitchen and my shutter dogs for the bedroom