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  1. Plaster/Wallpaper/Paint - 1910-1920 House

    I own a house that was built in 1910/20+- and through the past 8 months have been slowly restoring to what it may have looked like 100 years ago. I was puzzled by how rough the plaster work was in...
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    Basement Ceiling/Floor Joists

    I want to use the basement of my circa 1920s house as a workshop and wondered if anyone had any luck with painting the "ceiling" to brighten up the space. Its an old stone foundation and from what I...
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    Re: Repairing plaster walls

    Not to hijack the thread, but I've got similar questions about this and I appreciate the input. Also, after years of painting and painting and painting plaster, it turns into a very brittle slick...
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    Re: What's on the Wall?

    I'm dying to see clearer pictures...its like a murder mystery!
  5. Re: Check out our Historic rennovation blog

    Super cool. Its always nice to see other folks going through what you're going through and get ideas and inspiration from. Keep up the good work and keep blogging about it!
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    Re: Our kitchen/house remodel

    Very nice! Thanks for the inspiration!
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    Re: Bathroom floor layers

    Very cool! I'm looking to do a similar remodel in my 1920s house.
  8. Re: Follow the remodel of our 200 year old colonial revival:

    How fun! I love seeing these things. Its not quite as satisfying as doing it yourself, but it does the trick for a "renovation fix" while on my lunch break at the office!
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    Re: Help with a "Turret" tower...

    I had thought about putting two chairs and a small table there to read by, and certainly a Christmas tree is on the list of to-dos when the season comes. The size is about halfway between yours and...
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    Re: paint kitchen cabinets

    I've used latex paint with Floetrol added and it seems to be holding up very well. I've also heard good things about Majik's Diamond Hard paint, although I've never used it.
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    Re: General question

    I'm not a contractor, but I would certainly be interested in attending a show like that. I went to the home show once and thought there was too much stuff I wasn't interested in. Lots of weeding...
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    Help with a "Turret" tower...

    I'm trying to figure out what to do with the tower space in this house. It sits in the corner of the living room on the first floor and a bedroom on the second floor, but I haven't thought of...
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