First new post in awhile. I've actually been making some progress on the house, though.
- I managed to rehang the swinging door between the DR and Kitchen. (and you can see that I stripped the wallpaper in the DR, too.)
- I had the big front window glass replaced. (no picture)
- Some of the plumbing had been stolen, so I cut the ends off of the existing lines so they are ready to receive the new. And the first floor bathroom is ready to get new plumbing. (not sure if I just want to put it back together and get it working, or redo it they way I want it now)
- I was able to fix up 2 windows before the weather really got cold. The pros on this site would probably laugh at them, but they do work, now.
- For now, I'm focusing my attention on the second floor bathroom. I removed all of the plastic tiles, and kept all of the good ones. (if you know anyone looking for green, or black accents, let me know)
I neglected to get a picture of it, but the toilet (from 1950, according to the date under the tank lid, BTW) was broken where the tank met the bowl.
I don't know if it was overtightened, something fell on the tank, or what.
I don't think I've shared pictures of the linen closet in the bathroom, yet.
Today was my first day using a heat gun to strip the glue and paint from the wood wainscot. This is what I got done: (I'm trying to be careful, but I'm very nervous about burning the house down. But, I'm not sure of any other options that would work on the glue and paint so quickly)
I also started tearing out some of the 1950 linoleum. It seems to be on paper. But unlike elsewhere, the paper seems to be stuck to the floor. I did find an interesting label on this paper,
and a little metal plate/label nailed to the floor for some reason.
And finally, at sooth's request, here are a couple shots of the dining room built-in.
Based on the gaps in the boards, the different coloration, and what appears to be foil behind the boards, I think the inside of this cabinet was modified when they added the bathroom, though I don't know why.