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Re: Do you hate your kitchen so much...

Postby Vaso7 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:55 pm

Hey squiff,
We *need* to know more about this house. Year built, inside pictures, history etc.
What about starting a new thread?
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Re: Do you hate your kitchen so much...

Postby Leslie Ap on Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:27 am

squiff wrote:Oh, and it's painted puke yellow.


I liked yellow, well enough, before moving into our home. Egg salad yellow, along with a few others sweet colors (did you catch my sarcasm?) I have vowed "no more yellow" during our tenure in this house.
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Re: Do you hate your kitchen so much...

Postby melissakd on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:30 pm

Leslie, I do not like egg salad, or any food involving boiled eggs, so I feel your pain. However, I must admit that when I was 10, I had my bedroom painted in a shade of yellow that could be described that way....

Squiff, I may be wrong about the metal trim, which in the olden days was tacked on with tiny nails, for optimum sweater snaggability. Faux butcher block sounds a little late for that kind, now that I think about it.

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Re: Do you hate your kitchen so much...

Postby Civil War Seamstress on Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:57 pm

The room would be the back 3/4 bath. The sub floor is rotted and it wasn't properly vented. We had to cut up the wall and inside ceiling and with all the other problems that manifested, are finally getting to gut it to put it all back together again after 4 years of living with the eyesore.
The sewing room turned out to be a PITA too. I have to tear down the paneling, and redo the walls in there too while trying to insulate that drafty room. New back door going in too.
Old parts of the house are fine. Both these bad rooms were add ons one in the 50's and one in the 80's.
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Re: Do you hate your kitchen so much...

Postby melissakd on Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:30 pm

Civil War Seamstress wrote:Old parts of the house are fine. Both these bad rooms were add-ons, one in the 50's and one in the 80's.


Sing it, sister! :mrgreen:

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Re: Do you hate your kitchen so much...

Postby Civil War Seamstress on Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:03 pm

Thanks Melissa, as I know you have had more than your share of "fun" with your place.
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Re: Do you hate your kitchen so much...

Postby melissakd on Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:44 pm

A heartfelt thanks, Civ. Did I ever tell you we found a hunk of old bathtub in our wall just below where someone installed a crummy plastic one? :D

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Re: Do you hate your kitchen so much...

Postby Civil War Seamstress on Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:12 pm

No, but you make me feel better thinking of the times I have opened up my walls.
Also better a hunk of bathtub than the bones of a dead body I guess. :D :wink: But on the upside why don't we ever find money buried in these walls???
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Re: Do you hate your kitchen so much...

Postby melissakd on Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:04 pm

I beg to differ; I'd rather have found a skeleton. :) (It would explain what happened to the thirtyish family man who built my house.)

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Re: Do you hate your kitchen so much...

Postby Civil War Seamstress on Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:09 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thanks Melissa!!!
That was a good one (or were you serious? Have you checked the backyard?)
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