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Victoria Naylor posted a blog post

4 quick and effective bathroom mold removal tactics for busy moms

Being a busy mum with a lot of responsibilities and work you probably struggle with doing all household and cleaning chores. You can cope with them easier if you know at least a few useful tactics how to clean and keep tidy your home. In this…See More
15 hours ago
Daisy Hargreaves posted a blog post

5 strategies for decluttering your garage

Has your garage turned into a hoarder’s heaven? Has it gotten cluttered with junk and things you don’t really need? Yes, most of us are guilty of cluttering our garages and neglecting their cleaning needs, but it is something that should be taken…See More
16 hours ago
Kari Dunn replied to Kari Dunn's discussion Anyone have a product to recommend?
"Thanks, Casey! We were thinking about Lexel, but now we think we will go against what this website said and go with Silicone. It just intuitively sounds more logical, as you confirm. Yes, there is molding that will cover everything so we can use…"
20 hours ago
caseypratt replied to Kari Dunn's discussion Anyone have a product to recommend?
"Silicone is actually easier to get glass back out; Regular latex caulk, too; you can cut it with a razor, but butyl always is just as gummy as it came out of the tube and the poly caulks (Lexel, Geocel) are extremely tenacious and hard to cut. A non…"
Wednesday
Kari Dunn posted a discussion

Anyone have a product to recommend?

Does anyone have a product they can recommend to seal in panes of glass into my front storm doors? I can't seem to get a picture to attach to this forum now, but these doors are wooden double doors on a Queen Anne Victorian. Probably used to be…See More
Tuesday
RICHARD DELUCIA replied to RICHARD DELUCIA's discussion Bathroom tile
"will do thanks again. "
Monday
caseypratt replied to RICHARD DELUCIA's discussion Bathroom tile
"Please follow every precaution on the label. I use hot water to dissolve the crystals, it works faster the hotter it is. Casey"
Monday
RICHARD DELUCIA replied to RICHARD DELUCIA's discussion Bathroom tile
"interesting - and thanks for the reply. Quite positive this is not marble so i will try it. maybe it will remove the dark stains also. "
Monday

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Anyone have a product to recommend? 2 Replies

Does anyone have a product they can recommend to seal in panes of glass into my front storm doors? I can't seem to get a picture to attach to this forum now, but these doors are wooden double doors on a Queen Anne Victorian. Probably used to be screens, but at some point the panels were afixed with glass, which are nice. We took the panes out very painstakingly as they were glued in. We'd like to replace them but seal them with something that isn't so hard to remove if we would like to in the…Continue

Started by Kari Dunn in Old Houses: Pre-1900. Last reply by Kari Dunn 20 hours ago.

Bathroom tile 4 Replies

Hello - have a bathroom floor basket weave design - black and whilte, some of the white tiles are discolored - darkened, some have a rust stain on them (not sure where they got that). Does anybody know a good way to get the white back? thank youRicharps - tried to attach a picture, but the site didn't recognize the .jpg....anybody else having that problem?Continue

Started by RICHARD DELUCIA in Old Houses: Pre-1900. Last reply by RICHARD DELUCIA on Monday.

For sale: 20 brass picture molding hooks

Used, in fine condition. 2 styles.11 of these http://www.houseofantiquehardware.com/picture-rail-hangers-neo-baroque-brass9 of thesehttp://www.houseofantiquehardware.com/picture-hanging-hooks-ivy-brass$1.40 each plus shipping from south FloridaContinue

Tags: rail, hook, molding, picture

Started by Anita Schubert in Swaps and Sales on Monday.

1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed! 7 Replies

Hello, everyone! This is my first time posting here about my "new" house (I was here about 3-4 years ago when I owned an 1857 Victorian).  My new house is a 1920 foursquare that is mostly Craftsman with some Neoclassical thrown in.The previous owners did a great job maintaining the original features on the interior of the house, but unfortunately they chose light gray vinyl siding for the exterior.  The white metal flashing around the windows is new, and the eave brackets are sadly long gone.…Continue

Started by Jayelle C in Old Houses: 1900-1945. Last reply by Jayelle C on Monday.

Coal chute 4 Replies

I am looking for a coal chute (just the upper, 'door' part---we already have the terracotta chute itself, going down into our basement) for our 1895 middle-class house in Bellefonte, PA.  This is surprisingly difficult to find; there are lots of old ironwork out there, but few coal chutes.  Does anyone have any ideas about where to find one?Thanks.JohnContinue

Tags: cover, ironwork, coor, chure, chute

Started by John Fusco in Old Houses: Pre-1900. Last reply by Franz May 18.

Penn Marshall Stone House blog. 4 Replies

My parents bought the place in 1971 when I was 3 years old. I grew up in this house. My parents had a vision and a dream for this place. They worked hard on the house with some help from my grandfather and we boys did what we could. Life however has a way of changing ones plans. My mom passed away in 1983. My brother moved out and went to college and a few years later I did the same. Now, 30 years later, I am looking to move back in.  Dad built a smaller craftsman style home on the farm and…Continue

Started by Kevin Bishop in Old Houses: Pre-1900. Last reply by Kevin Bishop May 18.

Havent posted in a while....question about bathroom hardware 5 Replies

Greeting folks  Hoping some of my old friends are still checking in. In 2010 we purchased a reproduction clawfoot shower kit from "Baths from the Past" on eBay. Needless to say, they went out of business a few years later. Now, there is a crack in the brass riser.I have looked far and wide for this exact model and its seems to be nowhere. There is nothing that has these exact faucets. The fomrer company called it the "Jt-17 model"To make things more difficult, there is a custom flatted brass…Continue

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Started by PStewart in Old Houses: Pre-1900. Last reply by EdwardECharette May 18.

Help Identifying this home style 6 Replies

Hello,I am new to this forum. Just buying a house built in the 1920's and curious if anyone has any ideas about what style this house could be described as? Two photos attached one of the front and the second of the back of the house.  It is two stories and has a field stone basement. Thanks!MikeContinue

Started by Mike Garten in Old Houses: 1900-1945. Last reply by James Olson May 12.

FREE 1950s built in refrigerator and cabinets (not mine, but I wish I had a use for it)!

I found this when I was looking at my local Craigslist (Buffalo, NY).  It isn't mine and I have no idea who is getting rid of it.   I have no use for it (believe me, I racked my brain) but there's got to be someone out there that can put this back into an old house!  It's so cool looking.https://buffalo.craigslist.org/atq/5576454953.htmlContinue

Started by Jayelle C in Old Houses: Post-World War II May 12.

Rectangular 1938 casting bathtubs-FREE

We have three bathtubs cast in 1938. RIght hand drain. One is straight front and two have a deco style bump out front. Will give them away to someone in need, trying to avoid the scrapper but we can't store them forever. Would be great for a Craftsman or mid century restoration or someone just wanting a real tub.  Located in SE Iowa and could deliver a reasonable distance. Will provide pics if interested.Continue

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Started by Mike Clark in Swaps and Sales May 12.

Blog Posts

Arts & Crafts or Coastal Style?

Our new lakefront cottage has a vintage look and I am trying to decide if an Arts & Crafts look or a Coastal look is more appropriate. I think an Arts & Crafts look is tougher to pull off but I really respect and admire that style. A coastal look may be more suitable to something that is lakefront and is easier with all that wicker and white paint.  Any thoughts? I have attached a picture of the front. …

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Posted by Terry Spencer on October 15, 2012 at 11:13am — 8 Comments

Cheap Winter Window Fix

I have turn of the early 1900's "replacement" windows and good old aluminum storms.  Drinking straws make wonderful, easily removed gaskets.  They even fit in the storm window bottoms.  When I close a window, its tight! 

Posted by lyn joy on October 1, 2012 at 8:45am — 4 Comments

Imminent Teardown of an Historic Home

 

Yet another of New England’s early saltbox homes has recently been condemned to teardown in the name of commercialism and historically insensitive…

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Posted by John Poole on September 26, 2012 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

House style

Picture%202.pngWhat do you think is the style of my Victorian house?

Most say it is in the Gothic Victorian style due to the arched windows and front double door and the quoins in the corners.

Posted by gary minnick on September 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

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