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    Re: What can I do with my retaining wall?

    There is a TON to be done.. I was just looking for creative suggestions to cover or make prettier... I don't need it to be expensive. And YES, there is plenty to be done. The house is 130 years old!...
  2. Re: What can I do to downplay/cover the stone!?

    OK - Finally participated enough for a pic. It's not the BEST pic, but check out the stones around the door and pleeeease help. I absolutely hate it and want it gone or covered the day I move in!

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    Re: What to do about 1970's dark paneled den?

    My mother painted her paneled den a nice warm reddish/rust color with bright white trim. It looks fantastic.

    If you're going for an affordable fix, I'd definitely recommend trying to paint! Paint...
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    Re: What can I do with my retaining wall?

    I was thinking about sconce-type planters, but I am now thinking I'd rather not drill holes in it because we don't own it.

    The inspector said the wall is in good condition - The previous owners...
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    Re: What can I do with my retaining wall?

    The wood beams are extremely thick - We are probably not going to try to pay to get the wall replaced, since it looks to be incredibly well built and strong. I'm just looking to make it appear nicer!
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    Trying to get there... Unfortunately I don't have much to help with... since I seem to need all the help :)
  7. Re: Opened Kitchen into Dining Room How to paint?

    Does your dining room have a chair line? (I cant remember what that's called...) the molding at the height of the chairs.....(??)

    If so.. you could paint the bottom the same as the color of the...
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    Re: First time Old Homeowner

    Cool post! Thanks for sharing!

    I am also a first time old homeowner. We JUST bought the place... built in 1880. It's been updated, but it has some areas that are sure to be a LOT of work.

    I...
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    Re: Just bought first home - Maintenance?

    We also just bought our first home and would love suggestions on a book or site that has some checklists, etc. We had a thorough home inspection, but a book of extras or other things that come up...
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    Re: Raise the roof?

    Have you thought of doing 2 smaller dormers instead of an entire roof? It's quite common in my neighborhood- Maybe it's more affordable?
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    What can I do with my retaining wall?

    My new yard (yes, first house!!) backs up to a large wood retaining wall... the house behind ours is about 6 feet above, so the retaining wall holds its back yard. I imagine its been there forever......
  12. What can I do to downplay/cover the stone!?

    I just bought my first house- It's such a beautiful home...

    ...except for the FRONT! Please have a look at the stone that was built around the door...the vinyl siding has been cut short to show...
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