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by prairiebox
Mon May 25, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Double hung sash hardware and pulleys
Replies: 0
Views: 2515

Double hung sash hardware and pulleys

Hopefully this is allowed; I haven't been active on these forums in a number of years... I have some old windows that I pulled from a 1920-1930s home that was being demolished. We're using the sashes, but I don't need the hardware or window weight pulleys. If anyone is in need of these items, I'm ha...
by prairiebox
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Bathroom design - WOW, I actually have an update!
Replies: 31
Views: 16985

Re: Bathroom design - WOW, I actually have an update!

What type of tub is that? We're planning for our remodel as well (toilet is sitting on plywood, and you can see down into the kitchen while you're sitting on it... :oops: ). I was thinking of the Kohler Bancroft, but yours looks much deeper...
by prairiebox
Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: bathroom reno - finding plaster under the drywall
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: bathroom reno - finding plaster under the drywall

Yep, that was me. I've been keeping an eye on the properties the airport is acquiring, but none have even come close to that little bungalow. Everything recently has been post-war homes, which is still unfortunate, but offers less to be salvaged. I'm still bummed about that bungalow, and I cringe ev...
by prairiebox
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: bathroom reno - finding plaster under the drywall
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: bathroom reno - finding plaster under the drywall

Thanks moonshadow! That was exactly what I was looking for. I have lots of experience with layers upon layers of wallpaper over the plaster, but this is the first (and only) room where they just screwed up sheetrock. I don't mind leaving it alone on the walls without openings, but around the door an...
by prairiebox
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: bathroom reno - finding plaster under the drywall
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

bathroom reno - finding plaster under the drywall

After an unfortunate incident involving drain cleaner and leaking pipes (not-so-conveniently leaking through the floor and into the kitchen), we had all the bathroom drain lines replaced with PVC. About a week later, we learned that the wax ring from the toilet had disintegrated about 10 years ago, ...
by prairiebox
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Original Floor Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: Original Floor Plans

This site has a bunch, as well as lots of period-appropriate decorating ideas. http://www.antiquehomestyle.com/plans/
by prairiebox
Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Bathroom Additon - FINISHED!
Replies: 34
Views: 5763

Re: Bathroom Additon - FINISHED!

Your bathroom turned out very nice. We're about to start a simliarly-styled remodel in our bathroom, and I'm curious about the hex tile. What brand is it, and where did you order it from? Thanks in advance!
by prairiebox
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How to add on to a Craftsman cottage
Replies: 6
Views: 2557

Re: How to add on to a Craftsman cottage

RainyDay - I have considered that, and it would be my ideal answer. My mom has expressed interest in coming to live with us at an unknown point in the future, and the little cabin is just her style. It reminds me of the places we stay wen we go on vacation to northern Michigan. The asking price make...
by prairiebox
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How to add on to a Craftsman cottage
Replies: 6
Views: 2557

Re: How to add on to a Craftsman cottage

It's actually being sold as a tear-down, in spite of all the work the previous owner did to it... It's on a gorgeous piece of land, which is why we're looking at it as a possibility. I think the chances of someone buying it and living in it as-is are slim. Our county requires a minimum of 20 acres t...
by prairiebox
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Screen door rejuvenation advice needed/Updated...
Replies: 19
Views: 4136

Re: Screen door rejuvenation advice needed

I would guess that it was originally painted, probably the same color as your windows (not window trim). I've seen lots of exterior doors left unpainted, but not storm doors, though I'm hardly an expert. :D As far as the screen, the original screen door for our house just had the screen laid down an...