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by Civil War Seamstress
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: To paint or not to paint...
Replies: 3
Views: 2093

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 it...
by Civil War Seamstress
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Progress Report
Replies: 5
Views: 3906

Re: Progress Report

Thanks, Don and Powermuffin!!! I have been lurking all summer, but nothing to post... I am also working on the front parlor which went from total wreck to stunning (at least it will when I hang the paper) holding back for the progress shots on that and finished room. I am always so amazed when I see...
by Civil War Seamstress
Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Exterior of your home pics
Replies: 211
Views: 275618

Re: Exterior of your home pics

Firstly Bigskygal...welcome to the Old House Web,the mayhem and the madness!

That house is beyond awesome!! I do hope all goes well and you will be moving into it
and be able to begin your lifelong adventure!!
by Civil War Seamstress
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Striping oak woodwork,in living room
Replies: 6
Views: 4825

Re: Striping oak woodwork,in living room

keep up the good work....can't believe you got 103 hits and no one said anything!!
by Civil War Seamstress
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Refinish old wood door for bedroom/install backwards-picture
Replies: 7
Views: 19125

Re: Refinish old wood door for bedroom/install backwards-picture

WOW! great minds think alike... I am working on double exterior doors to be installed between the entrance of the sewing room to the great room (very large parlour in the center of the house). It has all the fancy cottage squares in it too... The carpenter will start on that as soon as he finished t...
by Civil War Seamstress
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Bathroom Pics...
Replies: 128
Views: 208448

Re: Bathroom Pics...

after 6 years of a ripped apart mess my bath got an update. Feels much better than before. Nothing as involved as what you guys have all done.. before and after shot. http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/Wackyshack/Picture1_zps097b75bc.png repainted the cabinet. A friend did the tole painting. You...
by Civil War Seamstress
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Painted,my Victorian cast iron heat grate
Replies: 5
Views: 4461

Re: Painted,my Victorian cast iron heat grate

I have one shaped like that but it is part of my fireplace. How large is it??? Mine is 27 inches tall and 17 inches wide. I don't have fancy fun flowers, just a lattice design.
by Civil War Seamstress
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Progress Report
Replies: 5
Views: 3906

Progress Report

Haven't been around in awhile... nothing worth posting till now. My pulled apart bathroom that was left to rot for about 6 years....finally did something with it. Took beadboard and reused it,painted and put in faux tin tiles. Also refinished and had the cabinet doors painted with folk art. http://i...
by Civil War Seamstress
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Refinish a old 1880's 36 inch wood with stain glass
Replies: 7
Views: 19983

Re: Refinish a old 1880's 36 inch wood with stain glass

Love the door. Here's some inspiration for you.... this is what I did with my doors. http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/Wackyshack/Picture10-1.png http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u86/Wackyshack/Picture9.png and installed once they were done...but it all took time.... http://i166.photobucket.c...
by Civil War Seamstress
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Exterior of your home pics
Replies: 211
Views: 275618

Re: Exterior of your home pics

Raymanretro!!! Cute house!!! must be so different from Pecan Place!!! That was one lovely house, I used it as inspiration in my own humble restoration time and again. Mr. Grady... wow, what a paint job.... and I thought mine kept me busy..... to all others, what great houses, welcome!!! they are all...