Jill Perkins
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Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
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Been awhile since I sought advice from the forums.  Getting ready to camouflage this ugly aluminum flashing with some patinaed copper.  I have a roll of 6" wide copper.  Obviously I will have to cut…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jill Perkins Jul 17, 2015.

Replacement storm windows for 1940 Tudor
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I have finally had it with struggling with the ancient unwieldy aluminum triple-tracks on our house!  Does anyone have any new recommendations for companies making high quality replacement storms?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deb Beatty Mel Aug 18, 2014.

attaching picture molding to very hard plaster walls
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Hi everyone.  Does anyone have advice on how to attach narrow picture molding to old and hard-as-rock plaster walls?  I don't own a nail gun so am hoping to do it w/ old school tools.  I want to add…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jill Perkins Aug 17, 2014.

Mesh reinforcement for plaster re-surface, product recommendations?

I'm getting ready to cover the original scored plaster on our bathroom wainscot with a smooth troweled texture; wondering if anyone can recommend what sort of /mesh tape/fiberglass screening I could…Continue

Started Feb 26, 2013


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Tell us about yourself:
Recently bought a stone 1940 Cotswold Cottage/Tudor in Asheville NC and have started minor restoration work. We are mostly retired but I am a professional dressmaker and costume designer. My husband and I love old homes but wonder if we might be getting a little too old for a fixer!
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Previous old house was a 1913 bungalow in Colorado Springs. Longtime subscriber to Old House Interiors and had my bungalow dining room pain project featured in "Inspired by" contest in 2006. We really need some advice on restoring our stone house.

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