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by cberhomengarden
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 26
Views: 10727

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Luckily we did not have any damage to our house or cars & kept power (except for 1hr on Monday night). We are very fortunate as there are many trees down all around our neighborhood. Some blocks right nearby do not have power & may not for a while as there are trees on the electrical wires. We do no...
by cberhomengarden
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Re: summer project -updated 10/27/2012
Replies: 15
Views: 10040

Re: summer project -updated 10/27/2012

Love what you've done!
Great work!
by cberhomengarden
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Any single women homeowners out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 36719

Re: Any single women homeowners out there?

I agree, it is great to hear the stories from all these amazing women! I also am not single, but my hubby has zero interest in anything DIY, yet we have a limited income. As a result, I spend time to research fixes and do them myself. Thanks to the internet, I learned how to fix my washing machine a...
by cberhomengarden
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 1870 Fieldstone Foundation Concerns/Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 12182

Re: 1870 Fieldstone Foundation Concerns/Questions

I don't have any info about fieldstone & lime mortar, but I've been stripping paint with Smart Strip & it says on the package that it can be used on "wood, brick, metal, concrete, stone, plaster, fiberglass, etc". I can vouch that it is great on wood & plaster as I'm removing paint from window trim ...
by cberhomengarden
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: "Before" and "After"
Replies: 13
Views: 5938

Re: "Before" and "After"

I liked it better before & I am guessing most people here will feel the same.
As a person whose house was slathered in white paint EVERYWHERE, I am no longer a big fan of white painted rooms.
by cberhomengarden
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Moving into the 1795 cape (maybe 1830?)
Replies: 96
Views: 96267

Re: Moving into the 1795 cape (maybe 1830?)

I haven't been around the forum in a while & this week I have been catching up on past threads. I guess I get the interior decorating bug in the fall each year and I returned to my paint removal of the wood trim in my house. Previously I used a heat gun & then denatured alcohol with green scrubbies....
by cberhomengarden
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Looking for large butler's pantry
Replies: 6
Views: 3114

Re: Looking for large butler's pantry

I don't have any info about a butler's pantry (and I think the one you linked to is great) but I wanted to say I'm sorry to hear of your car accident & hope you feel better soon!
by cberhomengarden
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Outdoor security lighting for old houses...
Replies: 15
Views: 12261

Re: Outdoor security lighting for old houses...

What about the back of the house, do you have lighting back there too? Have a look at the Restoration Hardware site for inspiration on farmhouse lighting: http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/category/products.jsp?categoryId=cat1701024 I see some interesting barn inspired designs. The prices m...
by cberhomengarden
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Kitchen Range reccomendations
Replies: 16
Views: 13210

Re: Kitchen Range reccomendations

Choosing a new kitchen range can be a daunting task. I think I researched for over a month before choosing ours. I considered a dual fuel, but eventually went with a gas range because it was less expensive. I picked a 30 inch Kenmore Elite model 790 from Sears. We bought it back in 2004 or early 200...
by cberhomengarden
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Kohler "Memoirs" Toilet Woes Solution !
Replies: 28
Views: 18858

Re: Kohler "Memoirs" Toilet Woes Solution !

We put 2 of them in our house a little over 2 years ago. The only issue we had was that one of them kept running after it was flushed for 15-20 minutes. It would only stop filling the tank & wasting the water if you lifted the tank top off and moved the float free to rise up to the top. Finally I fo...