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by melissakd
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Please help my identify my house style
Replies: 18
Views: 6999

Re: Please help my identify my house style

Hello and welcome! I agree that your house looks like it began as an I-house. My house was built in Indiana in 1864! : ) Your picture from 1960 shows several 6-over-6 windows; I would suspect that the two-over-two windows are original, and the small-paned ones were replacements. If you are able to m...
by melissakd
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Old Photo Treasury I assembled for you
Replies: 30
Views: 6057

Re: Old Photo Treasury I assembled for you

Sooth, that is so sweet of you, but I am not sure what you mean. All of the pictures in my galleries are in other people's Flickr accounts. Yours are on Photobucket, so I can't "gallerize" them as I did the others. Do you mean I can just "steal" those from you and upload them to my Flickr account? (...
by melissakd
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Peanut Butter as a floor cleaner?
Replies: 24
Views: 35613

Re: Peanut Butter as a floor cleaner?

The peanut allergy thing *I THINK* has to do with the dust transmitting through the air (otherwise why would it be such a big deal on airplanes?). That's not a problem with peanut butter.

I would think that pests might be attracted to peanut butter used on the floor???

mmmmmm, hoagies :P

MKD
by melissakd
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Would you buy a house that was a mortuary...
Replies: 34
Views: 4842

Re: Would you buy a house that was a mortuary...

I absolutely would buy it. The odds of reselling it can't be much worse than for any other house in a small town. I've seen the newspaper notices for at least three people whose funerals were held in my front parlor in the 1880s and 1890s, and I'm sure they died in my house as well. I never felt a s...
by melissakd
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Bamboo flooring? (Don't hate me!)
Replies: 23
Views: 3938

Re: Bamboo flooring? (Don't hate me!)

My father was a teacher his entire career. The school where he spent most of it was one of the "worst" in town. There ARE schools in the world where nobody cares about anything, and there are bad teachers. But Dad's wasn't one of those. The teachers and principals did everything they could to help t...
by melissakd
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Sleeping Porch
Replies: 12
Views: 3575

Re: Sleeping Porch

Fabulous. I've got a house picked out to buy later, and this will be perfect for its 2nd-floor Door to Nowhere. :)

MKD
by melissakd
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Floor grate resources?
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Floor grate resources?

No personal experience ordering from any website....I'd try architectural salvagers. There are a MILLION old grates out there for cheap, and it's an easy refinish job.

MKD

P.S. If you do take my advice, you are hereby permitted to curse my name whenever anything goes wrong. :)
by melissakd
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: A Great Find
Replies: 11
Views: 3146

Re: A Great Find

Wonderful shopping triumph and wonderful chairs! If the leather wouldn't hold up on chairs, would it really make durable apparel or bags? :? If you do succeed in restoring the leather a bit, do please continue sharing how-to's and pics! Cadrad will know more about that furniture style, but it looks ...
by melissakd
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Bamboo flooring? (Don't hate me!)
Replies: 23
Views: 3938

Re: Bamboo flooring? (Don't hate me!)

Hi YM!

This is the best-case scenario! "Floating floor"! Clicks into place! This means it isn't glued or nailed. It's just protecting the original floors from damage. You're golden.

:)
MelissaKD