Category Archives: Parlor

Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1) – Wall Priming

Walls primed and ready for paint. Southeast corner. Tower walls.  The bottom part of the tower walls still need a bit of work, so they didn’t get primed yet. West wall.

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Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1) – Fireplace

Behind the ornate fireplace cover, there was a bricked up wall. Curiosity got the best of us, so we decided to remove a small brick to see what was behind it. Nothing but a pile of old bricks! 🙁

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Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1) – Wall Repair

The original plaster in this room was in pretty good condition.  There were a few cracks here and there as well as quite a few small nicks and scratches.  We decided to try and do a quick patch job so … Continue reading

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Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1) – Ceiling Painting

After all of the popcorn texture was scraped off, we painted using regular ceiling paint.  One problem we found with this method was that the remaining old ceiling texture would quickly absorb the new paint.  If you tried to rollover … Continue reading

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Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1) – Ceiling Texture Removal

We wanted to get rid of the ugly popcorn texture on the ceiling, but didn’t really know the best method.  What we ended up using was a large putty knife, like would be used to apply drywall mud when floating … Continue reading

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