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Post# 384638   1/22/2018 at 11:24 (519 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Gosh many weeks in, my butt is dragging SO badly. I hate to paint and I am not great at it anyway! All started with my brother wanting to replace my 1984 vinyl flooring I put in my rental, having lived here since 1980, it's a 1946 cottage/ duplex. Brown and yellow back then, not good.Anyway it sort of snowballed from there, new counters, then the paint was not good enough, reface lower cupboards, upper one came down. I only had one up there, doing it one at a time, bring home and assemble yourself in 84, they stopped selling them after I got one upper in. New beadboard to cover MANY sins in that wall and more shelving to match the other side. Big adjustment from habits and storage of so many years. Not done yet! Dinning room is adjacent and painted same time and lighting changed. Vintage and rewired.

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Post# 384639 , Reply# 1   1/22/2018 at 11:31 (519 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Rebuilt light and Matt and Felix working on the floor I think

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Post# 384640 , Reply# 2   1/22/2018 at 11:36 (519 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Looks nice! You might wanna consider a finished piece of molding at the top. Beadboard does cover a multitude of sins.


I'm getting ready to cut about five squares up from the tub of old fake surround tile and replace with beadboard, primed & panted well. This is just to get by until we can remodel this new/old house. A lot of people have re-muddled this house over the yrs....gonna take some time/$$ to put everything right.



Post# 384650 , Reply# 3   1/22/2018 at 13:41 (518 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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It's still in the garage drying after painting! Good eye

Post# 384655 , Reply# 4   1/22/2018 at 17:43 (518 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Lol...not trying to be an a-hole, I just notice those things because I sometimes do remodels.



Post# 384668 , Reply# 5   1/22/2018 at 18:58 (518 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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In the photo it's hard to tell, but ceiling and walls aren't the same color

Post# 384679 , Reply# 6   1/23/2018 at 00:48 (518 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        
Talk about nightmare...

When my friend and I moved into our current rental house, it hadn't been occupied in 6 months. It was crawling with cockroaches, centipedes, spiders, termites, etc.
We worked for 6 weeks sealing every crack and gap in the walls, floor and ceiling.
When we pulled out the '40's metal sink/cupboard cabinet, there were thousands of
dead cockroaches packed beneath it. Repainted every room, replaced rotted wood...
When we were finished, the owners (who'd been trying to sell the house for 6 years)
sold it in 2 months, that was over a year ago.

Post# 384686 , Reply# 7   1/23/2018 at 12:12 (518 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

That looks great David, nice and fresh! I have a pull down light in my dining room that I love, definitely a keeper.

Post# 384688 , Reply# 8   1/23/2018 at 14:00 (517 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Those pull down lights were great.....I remember them fondly. Especially at a kitchen table....masterful ingenuity.  I don't remember if they were deemed 'unsafe' at some point?



Post# 384708 , Reply# 9   1/23/2018 at 17:11 (517 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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We had a flatter three light model in our 62 ranch growing up, you could turn on 1 2 or all 3. I like

Post# 384796 , Reply# 10   1/25/2018 at 09:32 (516 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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We had one of those lights over our kitchen table when I was growing up. It was actually a lamp in that it plugged into a wall outlet and was on a swing arm secured to the wall. At some point it was taken down and never replaced. I don't recall exactly when or why.

Post# 384836 , Reply# 11   1/25/2018 at 18:53 (515 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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This one is from early/ mid 50s and permanent mount to ceiling

Post# 384868 , Reply# 12   1/26/2018 at 11:39 (515 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

I remember the swingarm style......I had one above my bed like the one posted, but we had another with a swingarm growing up.



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