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
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
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
Started by Anita Schubert in Swaps and Sales on Monday.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Started by Mike Clark in Swaps and Sales May 12.
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. …Continue
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!