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1889 Victorian Library Nearing Completion
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Started this discussion. Last reply by PStewart Jan 18.

Can anyone say what this room was used for?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by caseypratt Aug 6, 2016.

Havent posted in a while....question about bathroom hardware
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Started this discussion. Last reply by EdwardECharette May 18, 2016.

 

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PStewart replied to PStewart's discussion 1889 Victorian Library Nearing Completion
"Thats a great idea Lair! Let me see about that."
Jan 18
KARODY ROBBINS replied to PStewart's discussion 1889 Victorian Library Nearing Completion
"Wow!  Paneling is amazing!"
Jan 17
Lair Tienter replied to PStewart's discussion 1889 Victorian Library Nearing Completion
"Paul, I am thinking it is about time for you guys to do another video, what do you think?  I know I could sure enjoy one on these cold winter days to keep my spirits up.  Seeing the things you do gives me a lift.  I'm sure…"
Jan 16
PStewart replied to PStewart's discussion 1889 Victorian Library Nearing Completion
"Thanks Ken its quite a big project."
Jan 15
PStewart replied to PStewart's discussion 1889 Victorian Library Nearing Completion
":) We love it, too."
Jan 15
PStewart replied to PStewart's discussion 1889 Victorian Library Nearing Completion
"Thanks Lair for my dose of "reinforcement and praise" crack!"
Jan 15
Ken klemmer replied to PStewart's discussion 1889 Victorian Library Nearing Completion
"Awesome job, love this!!"
Jan 15
Phil replied to PStewart's discussion 1889 Victorian Library Nearing Completion
"Wow.  I love the paneling--what a transformation."
Jan 15

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Love 19th century homes. What else?
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Comment Wall (11 comments)

At 2:36pm on September 2, 2010, Kathy Keen said…
Wow, your house is a very richly detailed Queen Anne. I'd love to see some pictures that show the color scheme.
Kathy (also used Rob Schweitzer)
At 11:52pm on December 7, 2010, Lair Tienter said…
Good evening, I just watched your YouTube video again tonight now I have more time. I wanted to tell you how impressed I am with all the work you are doing. I also watched several others you had on there.I hope that's OK. I've got to hand it to you for taking on such a large project. I'm sure it is a larger project than you had anticipated. You are doing a wonderful job and should be very proud of the work you are doing. Keep up the good work. Lair
At 12:12pm on December 10, 2010, Lair Tienter said…

Hey, I know all about that getting burned out on a project.  It is easy to do when you take on something the size of your undertaking.  When I started this house I did first things first then I took on 1 room at a time.  When I got burned out I would go to a room I had finished and that reminded me it was all worth it.  Thanks for the compliment on the divider in the parlor.  When I bought the house it was one large room.  Under the carpet I founds where the wall had been.  Once I got the wall back up I hated it.  It was 2 little rooms and both seemed dark.  Then I cut holes in the wall to let light in and open the rooms.  I had to look through a lot of Victorian Home mags. to find just how I wanted to finish it off. I made all the trim and the fretwork myself.  I think it fits with the house but it wasn't originally there.  Lair

At 4:06am on December 11, 2010, ron tanner said…

This is amazing work--great eye for detail. Amazing, too, that our stories are so similar! Thanks for visiting houselove.org -- we really want to see more of your house! Best wishes, Ron

At 11:10pm on December 15, 2010, Megan Button said…

The work you have done is AMAZING! My husband and I are about to embark on our first restoration project and are so excited to start. We are a bit overwhelmed, though, at where to start. Where did you find the fantastic photographs of the original house that you worked from?

At 3:57pm on April 30, 2011, Richard Himmel said…

I don't know how this friend thing works so you may want to help me out a bit.

The 3 lights I have are solid brass that I acquired while restoring my home in Newport, Kentucky.  It began as a curiosity and developed into a hobby.  By the time I was done I had the largest private collection of working gaslights outside of Louisville.  The utility light is fairly simple but the other two are much more complex.  All are original from the Cincinnati/Newport area.  One came out of the Mimosa Mansion in Covington, KY, the other was original to "my old KY home".  However, I did not leave them for the new owner because they had indicated they were going to electrify them and at the time I couldn't bear to see that happen.  I'm now in a different venue and have no application for them except to pass them over to someone who can use them for their "old house".  None have any embossed names or symbols on them.  I have completely restored and lacquered them so they are working gaslights, complete with 100 year old globes (not reproductions) and gas nozzles.  The utility light and the 4 arm is a combination gasolier electrolier - a feature you have probably already discovered looking over the one you have in the house.  If you would like to talk about these lights you can reach me via email at "rhimmel@peakpeak.com".

At 11:00am on June 14, 2011, Martin said…
Great work! I wish our progress went as quickly. I love your light in the foyer!!! I wish I could find one similar to that.
At 5:32pm on March 1, 2012, Will H said…

Your quality of work never ceases to amaze me. You guys are very talented!

At 3:49pm on May 24, 2012, Douglas Baldwin said…

I stumbled on this website and your project.  I had heard about it form Steve some time ago, as we are both in the antiques business.  We sold him an eastlake fireplace surround, I thought for you project.  The work, and your research are looking great.  I hope we get a chance to see the fruits of your labor some time in the future.  

Best regards,

Doug and Lisa Baldwin

At 8:40am on May 31, 2012, Douglas Baldwin said…

Having reviewed your photos, I noticed that you have period lighting fixtures.  I am in need of  a ceiling light fixture with at least a 38" horizontal span.  A brass gas or combo gas electric style reproduction would be appropriate for the period.  Would you have any suggestions for a vendor regarding good quality and price?  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Doug and Lisa Baldwin

 

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