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push button light switches and brass switch plates?
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We are replacing our light switches with the historic push button light switches, and a brass switch plate.  my question is - is it also appropriate to use brass switch plates for all of the outlets?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Mar 11, 2012.

1901 Window Hardware - no one has ever seen this before!
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Hello - we are getting started on our window restoration project, with just two windows in our living room.  All of the original first floor windows have this really interesting hardware.  No one who…Continue

Tags: hardware, window

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hope Sep 21, 2010.

Help with Painted Brick Fireplace

Hello!  We are looking for ways to restore (or improve the appearance of) the brick fireplace in our 1901 shingle/victorian/foursquare.   A previous owner painted it white, and a glossy white at…Continue

Tags: paint, brick, fireplace

Started Sep 4, 2010

exterior handsets Emtek vs. Rejuvenation?
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Does anyone have experience with Rejuvenation Hardware based in Portland OR?  We really like a front door entry set we found online at:…Continue

Tags: rejuvenation, emtek, set, entry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Goff Aug 20, 2010.


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Old-Home Restoration Novice.
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My husband and I purchased a home built in (approx) 1901. The house is in good condition, but needs work. We have 3 children and hope to make this our home long term.

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