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by lla
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Another grand old lady for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Another grand old lady for sale

Add my beautiful old house to the list of those for sale. In my case it's for happy reasons - I'm getting married and we're starting fresh in a new place. This place has been a fun project and I'd love to see someone else enjoy her and complete the work I never got to. You folks on the boards have b...
by lla
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: consistant woodwork throughout?
Replies: 19
Views: 2637

Re: consistant woodwork throughout?

My 1923 Dutch colonial has only one room of trim that was unpainted - it's oak, in a greenish tinged stain, and there's built-in bookcases on the fireplace that match. I stripped the paint off the trim in the dining room hoping to find a nice shellacked oak surface but nope, it's maple and was alway...
by lla
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Must Paint Over Red---Please advise
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: Must Paint Over Red---Please advise

Red is tough to cover. I've heard a gray primer helps a lot.

Talk to your local paint store - they usually know a lot, unlike the guys in the big box stores.

Lori
by lla
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Sewn your own curtains?
Replies: 29
Views: 5046

Re: Sewn your own curtains?

I've sewn drapes - not fancy ones like Igloochic, though. I love that I've done bargain bin fabrics that end up looking wonderful as drapes or curtains. In addition to the excellent advice so far, I'll add: - Double check straightness of all cuts (I remind myself of this every morning looking at my ...
by lla
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: what have you done in the last year?
Replies: 21
Views: 4563

Re: what have you done in the last year?

Funny, there was a post on New Years Resolutions last year where I submitted a list of what I WANTED to do: Resolutions for 2010: - Finish staining woodwork in dining room (this has been a sloooooow project since this summer) - Have full bath upstairs redone with hex tile, pedestal sinks (will hire ...
by lla
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Tool for tearing up underlayment?
Replies: 9
Views: 6006

Re: Tool for tearing up underlayment?

Okay, thanks for the advice. I dickered around much too long trying to just pry it up, getting nowhere fast. So I went ahead and just pulled nails first. That made it MUCH easier to pry up, even with quite a few nails remaining. I'm pretty happy with the result! DSC00057.JPG DSC00058.JPG That was on...
by lla
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Tool for tearing up underlayment?
Replies: 9
Views: 6006

Tool for tearing up underlayment?

Odd, I *thought* I posted this the other day but it's not showing up... apologies if I missed it. I've finished ripping up the vinyl in my foyer. There's a layer of plywood underneath, and under that appears to be the same hardwood that I found under the wall to wall carpet I removed from the living...
by lla
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: high water doors
Replies: 13
Views: 2018

Re: high water doors

How hard would it be to reframe the opening so it's lower?

Trying to think outside the box...

Lori
by lla
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Big old cast kitchen sinks
Replies: 31
Views: 26060

Re: Big old cast kitchen sinks

Ila, are we talking a high or low backsplash? And is it the earlier style that was installed independently of other furniture, or the later kind that was made to go on top of a base unit? Do you have pictures of the sink or the room? Well, I don't have the sink here. Yet. It's at my sister's place ...
by lla
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Big old cast kitchen sinks
Replies: 31
Views: 26060

Re: Big old cast kitchen sinks

Oooh, this is timely, can I jump in? My sister has found me a big double drainboard sink. I'd initially intended to set it up outside for cleaning my garden produce, but it's too nice for that. And I'm starting to plan my kitchen remodel.... So, the ideal spot to put the sink would be in front of th...