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by Civil War Seamstress
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: *Update* on the house
Replies: 26
Views: 12326

Re: *Update* on the house

That looks wonderful! Love the cheerful colors!
by Civil War Seamstress
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Front porch workman drama
Replies: 8
Views: 25027

Re: Front porch workman drama

Jade I am so glad you shared that!!! I was priming and painting the clapboards and the fancy shingles on both sides and just thought of it as overkill, but it can't hurt...Now I have proof it was a good idea!! Thank you for mentioning it. :D
by Civil War Seamstress
Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Salvage Storage
Replies: 12
Views: 7122

Re: Salvage Storage

one of the horse stalls in the barn have windows intended for a mini cold frame or green house and the doors I need to refinish. The floor is dirt so we put them all up on cinder blocks so there is no contact with the ground.

Thanks for reminding me I need to get that project started.....
by Civil War Seamstress
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: another ooooooold one for you oldie lovers
Replies: 16
Views: 8018

Re: another ooooooold one for you oldie lovers

What a piece of eye candy. I love Victorian, but that house would be a consideration if I had a cool million.
by Civil War Seamstress
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Insurance Company Forcing Painting
Replies: 17
Views: 11957

Re: Insurance Company Forcing Painting

Well I know that when my Aunt and Uncle tried to get a house on VA they wanted the house painted (It was February). When the agent was told the paint wouldn't cure, the answer was: "The bare wood needs to be covered!" They ended up going conventional. Maybe you should check and see into another insu...
by Civil War Seamstress
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Bathroom help
Replies: 3
Views: 2411

Re: Bathroom help

I didn't think there was anyone who could beat me on the small bathroom award... I have 8ft long by 5ft 6" wide. It doesn't give much room for anything. I am within inches of being in code with the location of the toilet and I have a shower 36" wide. You might want to go small like 32 inches and cor...
by Civil War Seamstress
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Crown moulding trick for low ceilings
Replies: 10
Views: 71838

Re: Crown moulding trick for low ceilings

so some of it runs up on the ceiling giving that a great look... my sewing room is an add on with 7ft ceilings. This will work for me thanks for the inspiration!!!!!
by Civil War Seamstress
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: House Jacking
Replies: 11
Views: 3539

Re: House Jacking

wish you luck and no rude surprises when you get the work started!

Awesome house!!!!!
by Civil War Seamstress
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: How much have you spent on restoration..
Replies: 19
Views: 9552

Re: How much have you spent on restoration..

Well Tony. If you look at my house with its tin can siding, it didn't look so bad.What was hidden under it was an expensive night mare and in the end I still pretty much have the same house. Just that it won't implode on me. We knew about the crack in the support beam. (not done yet it's stable) We ...
by Civil War Seamstress
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: the saddest house in NYC
Replies: 24
Views: 32351

Re: the saddest house in NYC

I hope she haunts their rear ends until they move out!! That house was perfect right down to the last corbel!
If people want to live in a modern house, why don't they just buy one and leave the old stuff alone???

I can imagine what they did to the inside.... brrrr... :cry: