Thanks in advance for any information in regards to this house style. Recently acquired. It was build in 1908 located in rural farming area in central Washington state. It was remodeled in the 1950s and 1980s. AND what paint color might looks nice here? Am excited to hear anything thread of info or advice from you! Sorry, one photo take in summer of west side and one in winter from south side. KathleenContinue
Can anyone tell me how to unstick a hanging oil lamp? Picked up a really nice hanging kerosene lamp all original, but it won't pull down. The mechanism is stuck. Not sure how to unstick it, if that's a word. Everything looks like it's there, just won't move. Any suggestions?Thanks,LisaContinue
What wood(s) is the best for exterior, uncovered porch steps? What has worked for some of you? In three weeks my father-in-law is coming up to replace my front porch steps that have rotted way beyond repair in the just 7 years since they were installed. They were built with tulip poplar (stair risers, treads, railing, spindles and newel posts). Despite meticulous painting and repainting, each of those elements has rotted very badly, and I currently have screwed plywood over the treads to keep…Continue
Now that I have my bathroom almost done, I finally cleaned up the used tub that I installed. It was a 50/50 chance that the surface would be useable as is, and once I got it clean, it is apparent that it really needs refinishing. I have a few calls in to places that do this work, but since I have no experience with it, I have no idea what questions to ask, what pitfalls to avoid, or what other things might need to be considered. Anyone with experience here?
Hi All, I am in the process of purchasing a home built in 1865. There are a lot of really great features of this home (the wrap around porch being one of them) that provide the home with amazing character, but over the years some of that great character has been stripped away. It is my goal over the next few years as budget affords to try and restore the home back to how it would have looked when it was built as much as possible. My first project will be replacing the hideous front door! I know…Continue
Hello All, We are in the process of acquiring a very unique and peculiar home. The house in question was supposedly built in 1916 (though the deed for the property shows 1925 which I guess didn't mean that the house wasn't already built back then) This persons original house was built much earlier though I'm uncertain when. I'm thinking either late 1800's or right around the turn of the century. The house in question is definitely a modified duplicate of the original as you will see. There are…Continue
I am currently stripping the siding off this building and replacing the clapboard underneath with new clapboard as it is mostly rotted away. It has cedar shake shingles by the big windows, the rest is 6" clapboard. I currently have the foundation drylocked grey. What would everyone recommend for house paint colors? I'd like to add my corbels to the front overhang as well as some gable trims above the round windows.Continue
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
My wife and I just bought a 1925 stucco house with a slate roof. We're more than excited to start making it ours! :) I'm trying to identify the style - see photo - any thoughts? We're planning on changing the exterior color, and we're assuming the all white isn't original. What color combinations would be most original to this type of house? Thanks in advance! John…Continue
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!