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by SouthernLady
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: WWYD? Was our house built around the original log cabin?
Replies: 2
Views: 6389

Re: WWYD? Was our house built around the original log cabin?

The original part of my grandparents' house was built around 1790 in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Around 1850 or so, the cabin was extended with the addition of another room, making for a grand total of two rooms. :D In the 1930s, a third room, kitchen, and porch was added. We assume it wa...
by SouthernLady
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: my house smells like bad skunk, why?
Replies: 15
Views: 116022

Re: my house smells like bad skunk, why?

I would reckon, then, you had something die in a wall. That happened once when I was in high school. A mouse got trapped in the wall and died. Stank like tarnation for about two weeks. :shock: On a side note concerning the skunk smell--where I work is in a rural area, with all kinds of critters who ...
by SouthernLady
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Need Advice on Gas Inserts
Replies: 1
Views: 2978

Need Advice on Gas Inserts

It's been a while since I have been here, and I have made a lot of progress. Also, still quite a ways to go! Below are my two fireplaces. Pictures were taken in the middle of my move. One in the dining room, and one in the parlor. (Yes, it does seem the dining room and kitchen area were originally o...
by SouthernLady
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: What are these stones in our yard?
Replies: 7
Views: 8297

Re: What are these stones in our yard?

I agree with the old fence post idea. The only other thing it might could possibly be would be a place to tie the cow up to milk. We have pictures of my great-grandmother milking her dairy cow near the kitchen door while it was tied to a post. Guess she didn't want to carry the milk pail all the way...
by SouthernLady
Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: My lamp is broken!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 5432

My lamp is broken!!!!!

I wasn't sure which forum to post this in, but as I am sure that people dealing with pre-1900 homes have pre-1900 furnishings, I am hoping someone here can help me. I ordered a beautiful lamp off eBay for my parlor, and it finally arrived today. I have been on a great emotional high after finally ge...
by SouthernLady
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Before and After, Thus Far! (Pictures)
Replies: 22
Views: 20255

Re: Before and After, Thus Far! (Pictures)

The kitchen floors were still wet from being refinished. Not that shiny now. While investigating around yesterday, I discovered the original beadboard/tongue-and-groove ceiling is intact in the parlor, and most likely as well in the downstairs bedroom. Now I am trying to decide if I want to go ahead...
by SouthernLady
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Calling Wallpaper Experts!
Replies: 2
Views: 3853

Re: Calling Wallpaper Experts!

About when was your house built?
by SouthernLady
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 1890 Wood Floors
Replies: 6
Views: 12627

Re: 1890 Wood Floors

From your description, that's the exact flooring I have (circa 1895). It was just inspected this week, and the inspector of 30+ years experience was bragging on that kind of construction. Hope that has some kind of help with the hubby! :wink:
by SouthernLady
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: I Feel Like I am Cheating...
Replies: 10
Views: 34188

Re: I Feel Like I am Cheating...

Just wanted to peep in and say I close on the house as soon as the pool repairs are made once the weather gets warm enough. :D Well worth the wait!
by SouthernLady
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces
Replies: 31
Views: 43404

Re: Difference Between Coal and Wood Burning Fireplaces

I've been mostly using the *other* site (ahem, ahem) as the spam here was killing me, but I ventured over to give an update. I got the chimneys inspected two weeks ago, and am awaiting a second estimate of what it will take to get them running again. The inspector told me the mantles were too close ...