July 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Shameless self promotion - but topics are very appropriate to this forum....


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Guide to Historic, Vintage and Reproduction Fabrics for Period Home Decor


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Added by Charles J on July 29, 2011 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Bathroom is coming along

Well the whirlpool bathtub is framed in, and the cement board is up, tiling this week.... woohoo...I am excited. New washer and dryer is set up, however we will have to pull them out and drywall behind them shortly. DH is working on finishing leveling the bathroom ( from the 1st floor...undergoing full house reno) then we will put in the drywall, and then tiles. Found a wonderful deal on the tiles on Kijiji brand new 12x12 tiles at 70 cents each. I then went to the tile store and bought some…


Added by D. Brandson on July 24, 2011 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Heartbreak: Parting w/ your Old House

How many people on this forum have actually *sold* an old/historic/antique home?  I think most people reading this would agree that the bond of old house owners to their old houses is stronger than the sentiments most other people develop for their newer, less unique family homes.  I think old house owners often have a sentimentality for history, an appreciation of unique details, and an investment of time, money, and blood/sweat/tears--- all of which creates an almost spiritual connection…


Added by Michael Emmons on July 21, 2011 at 9:48pm — 4 Comments

Moving laundry from main to up...

Well this week we are moving the main floor laundry upstairs. Bought a couple of front load machines... ( did my homework first and read the reviews) they will go into the new second floor bathroom... a repurposed attic above the one story kitchen. Prior it was just a storage space but DH has dropped the floor and given us an extra couple of feet in the attic... now a spa tub, toilet sink and a couple of good looking laundry pieces. PICs when it is done...

Added by D. Brandson on July 9, 2011 at 9:34pm — 1 Comment

Mainstream old houses?

One of the dozens of emails that regularly clogs my inbox comes from Zillow, an online real estate database that sends me housing updates, pricing information, and statistical background with metronome-like reliability.  But I’ve never seen pictures of any fine old houses in their emails. Imagine my surprise, then, when I opened a message from Zillow yesterday that, in honor of our national birthday, celebrated evolving American house styles.

While they didn’t include very many (nine,…


Added by Demetra on July 6, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments


So this week we finally got our 60 amp panel swapped over to a 200 amp panel... that in itself isn't news to write home about, however getting the central air working due to the new panel is....woohoo!  We do notice that the upstairs
(that still needs new insulation in two of the three bedrooms) is still about 5-10 degrees hotter than the main floor....but we can rectify that overnight by adjusting the air cooler and then having a good night's sleep. Nice.... very satisfying...

Added by D. Brandson on July 1, 2011 at 4:23pm — 2 Comments

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