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by Fanner
Thu May 31, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Window restoration season again! Weight question...
Replies: 24
Views: 7236

Re: Window restoration season again! Weight question...

Thanks Jade - how do I adjust the weights? They look like solid rusty *something*, so I don't see myself cutting them :?: There are smaller weights in the attic, but I hope to restore those too (they belong to the attic windows)...
by Fanner
Thu May 31, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 100 Year Old Wainscoting Re-finishing tips?
Replies: 16
Views: 12641

Re: 100 Year Old Wainscoting Re-finishing tips?

I'll give a brief "hello" and "2 cents" here :) So Hello and welcome - thanks for the great (tease!) picture... As to your refinishing projects - have you discovered the beauty of shellac? If you are like most folks in homes built around 1900, shellac is probably the finish that you currently have t...
by Fanner
Thu May 31, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Window restoration season again! Weight question...
Replies: 24
Views: 7236

Window restoration season again! Weight question...

After fretting all winter that I would lose my zeal about fixing up my windows I am happy to report that I am back at it and as obsessive -er I mean- devoted as ever :wink: . For some background - I have standard single light double hung windows with their weight and pully system all still present. ...
by Fanner
Tue May 29, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Stained glass on the landing of the staircase
Replies: 10
Views: 5484

Re: Stained glass on the landing of the staircase

Wow, wow, WOW! Stunning, very nice work! Thank you for sharing.
by Fanner
Thu May 24, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Re: Scrape porch floor, or paint it as is?--AFTER
Replies: 11
Views: 9469

Re: Scrape porch floor, or paint it as is?--AFTER

Looks beautiful - and inspiring! As for the swing, I don't know... A deep red popped into my mind right off the bat. But I know not of decrating ;)
by Fanner
Sun May 13, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Time to paint
Replies: 14
Views: 3231

Re: Time to paint

Choosing a paint color was one of the scariest decisions I have ever made ~ even harding than naming my children in some ways :wink: So I don't have any great input for you ~ I just *have* to comment on your lovely home! The tile on the fireplace is so pretty, and the lovely windows and nole post......
by Fanner
Tue May 08, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: *Update* on the house
Replies: 26
Views: 12274

Re: *Update* on the house

I love it! Wow, the "red' color on the sash *almost* makes me want to re-paint our shash :wink: It really is looking great, keep up the good work!
by Fanner
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Craigslist Finds....
Replies: 871
Views: 596922

Re: Craigslist Finds....

Doors, windows and porch posts - oh my! I have a message in to them, hoping to maybe score some glass for my window restorations... and if I am REALLY lucky, perhaps a replacement bedroom storm door..?

http://lacrosse.craigslist.org/atq/2820955204.html
by Fanner
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: *Update* on the house
Replies: 26
Views: 12274

Re: *Update* on the house

Oooh, it is going to look so great!! The colors are going to add so much to the character ~ and it might just double in size :wink: Thanks for the update :mrgreen:
by Fanner
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: consistant woodwork throughout?
Replies: 19
Views: 2645

Re: consistant woodwork throughout?

We have no painted wood other than the picture rail in all rooms - upstairs, main floor, bedrooms, closets and kitchen... It is also shellac. The floors upstairs are maple and downstairs oak. As for the types of woodwork- we have doug-fur in the kitchen, pantry and upstairs while the dining room and...