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Re: Dining Room Pics

Postby utopia13 on Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:55 am

Nice job, Jeff!!! That turned out great, gave you more storage & fits the period of the home too! Bravo!!! :D
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Re: Dining Room Pics

Postby Queen Anne Victorian on Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:53 am

Per Utopia's request, here is a close-up shot of the wallpaper detail.

Old Colonial, your dining room looks like something out of Early American Life magazine. It's just beautiful!
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Re: Dining Room Pics

Postby mizimney on Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:31 pm

You all have some incredible dining rooms! Big time kudos :D
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Re: Dining Room Pics

Postby muneca509 on Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:30 pm

jeff you did a amazing job i just love those built-ins!!! i would like to put something like that in my house. did you already know how to make them or did you get some "plans" from someone? and Queen Anne Victorian your dining room is beautiful i love that wall paper is it origional?
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Re: Dining Room Pics

Postby Queen Anne Victorian on Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:05 pm

muneca509 - I'm glad you like the paper, it's new and I hung it a little over two years ago. I saw it online and snapped it up without even ordering a sample. I am proud to say that of all of the rooms we have tackled in our house, the dining room is the only one I can say is 100% finished! Well, except for the trim that always needs touching up due to my kids and dogs...
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Re: Dining Room Pics

Postby Old Colonial on Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:41 pm

Thanks to all for the comments.

muneca509 - to answer your question, I never really use plans, but I may use concepts from them occasionally. I've seen similar built-ins in other old houses. I also searched one of my favorite resources http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/habs_haer/index.html for pictures and drawings from my area to keep the appropriate details. I used to make more furniture until I bought this house to restore. The house keeps me pretty busy. Some of my previous pieces are the dining room table and mirror on the wall in the pictures.

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Re: Dining Room Pics

Postby Osti on Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:37 am


Your house is awesome! You do great work. Very authentic.
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Re: Dining Room Pics

Postby mross_pitt on Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:29 pm

Much plainer than the fancy Victorians.

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Re: Dining Room Pics

Postby lisascenic on Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:56 am


What can I say about our dining room? The lamp came with the house. None of the woodwork had ever been painted (thank goodness). We had the floors (lightly) refinished when we moved in. This room was in pretty good shape, only requiring some patching and paint. We matched the existing color -- a hard to describe pale green -- and friends who come over FREAK OUT because it's the color of their grandparents' homes.

The dining room set is (probably) a 1950s repro Colonial, which seems fine for the eclectic decorating styles of the 1920s. My research suggests that homes of this era mixed furniture and decor from a range of historical periods. You can just barely see my antique spinning wheel against the wall. The rug is an antique Iranian (Persian) tribal rug, that we bought from a rug collector last weekend.

And then, there's our late 40s kitchen....

Our house is pretty modest, which suits us just fine. We live in a sweet 1920s neighborhood in Oakland California. Very working-class. Wonderful neighbors. We love it.

Honestly, I never thought we would ever be able to afford to buy a house in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I still can't believe our good fortune.
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Re: Dining Room Pics

Postby PowerMuffin on Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:08 pm

Nice dining rooms!!! I love the simplicity of them both.
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