Category Archives: Parlor

Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1.2) – Fireplace Front Grate

A few months prior, we had been digging around in the basement and came upon this heavy cast iron part, but we had no clue as to what it was.  While opening the fireplace, we noticed that there were some … Continue reading

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Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1.2) – Opening The Fireplace

Melissa always wanted a fireplace, wood burning, preferred.  So, it was eating her alive that the fireplace was bricked closed.  One day, she decided that she was going to open it up to see what condition it was in. After … Continue reading

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Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1.1) – Crown Molding Installed

I’m not sure why, but it appears that we took no photos during the process of cutting, staining, finishing or installing the crown molding.  Anyway, here are the finished photos.

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Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1.1) – Crown Molding

We thought we were finished with “phase 1,” but we decided to add some crown molding to the parlor.  so, it’s now known as “phase 1.1”.

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Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1) – Wall Painting

The new paint we chose is a deep burgundy. Cutting in the edges. Painting completed.  Makes the fireplace stand out a little better than that horrid wallpaper. East wall. Tower walls. West wall. This completes “phase 1” of the restoration … Continue reading

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