Monthly Archives: March 2003

Bedroom 2 – The Restoration – Woodwork Removal

After using a heat gun to remove the biggest part of the paint from the woodwork, we discovered that it was extremely difficult to get it completely clean, especially in the cracks where the various pieces of woodwork fit together.  … Continue reading

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Bedroom 2 – The Restoration – Cleaning The Door Hardware

Like the woodwork in this room, the door hardware was covered in several layers of paint. After much research, we decided to try the “boiling” method. This method consists of placing the hardware into a pot of boiling water for … Continue reading

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Bedroom 2 – The Restoration – Wall Repair (Some Final Patching)

We the use 5 minute drywall patching compound to fill in the area between the pieces and build the surface up to the same level as the old, surrounding good plaster. To make sure things stay nice and flat, we … Continue reading

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Bedroom 2 – The Restoration – Wall Repair (Patching)

This area of the wall is where the old heating stove used to connect into the main chimney stack.  There was quite a bit of damaged plaster here. In order to repair it, we first removed all of the loose, … Continue reading

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Pantry – The Restoration (Phase 1) – More New Shelving

We added more shelving to the side wall of the pantry. Then, we added some utility racks, right below the new shelving.

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