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Hallway, before and after

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by eclecticcottage, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    The next nearly finished "room" here at the Cottage. New (old) flooring (old hayloft floor), bead board, doors, paint, ceiling and lighting. Behind the bead board on the right, is a plywood panel. The trim hides screws that hold it and the paneling on the wall-once it's removed, you can access the plumbing for the shower/tub on the other side. Previously, there was no access. Hopefully we don't need it very often, but it's better than destroying the place to get to it!!

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    New old door for bedroom (same basic door for the bathroom, except we needed to add a bit to the top and bottom and I still have to paint it). It sat in a barn for many years at an old farm house that was being sold. We bought it before we even closed on the Cottage!

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  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Looks nice eclecticcottage, how long have you been working on it?
  3. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    The hall, on and off for about 2 months. We pretty much took the week of Thanksgiving and did most of the work in the hall, kitchen and dining room. Just needed to agree on a wall color (or, more, I needed to decide on one I liked that DH didn't absolutely hate). We've been doing stuff here since we closed on the place last September. Actually, we started on the outside cleanup last July. Then we demo'd the old stove surround a few days before we closed, because we started the night before we were supposed to close then the PO's lawyers bumped it back and gave us angst because we had already gotten all the stone out! We had to redo the whole living room in time for the Lopi install-and it's a good thing we got a jump on it because we ended up tearing out the whole floor, joists and all, which we hadn't expected to do.
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  4. ScotO

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    EC, that looks fantastic! I love that flooring. Talk about a cozy space, that looks very inviting indeed! Keep up the good work, looks like everything is coming together nicely! It'll all be worth it in the end.

    We'll be doing the flooring in our fireplace room sometime here in January, as soon as DW and I can agree on exactly what we want in here. I'd love to find something like you put in your woodstove room. I'm kinda leaning towards a "tavern" floor.....wide planks and rustic look/feel. That will compliment our stone fireplace.
  5. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    Looking good. I have similar 6-panel doors. I bought mine from a house salvage guy who purchased them from an old ski lodge that was being torn down in the Catskills. They are painted on one side and clear finished on the other. They are poplar as far as I can tell. I also picked up box locks and latches from the same guy to keep the doors in character.

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    Here is a link to his place. I could spend hours in there.

    http://www.oldhousesalvage.com/
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  6. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Scotty, I think they are hemlock. It was garage sheathing, so I imagine it wasn't anything very high grade. I spent about an hour yesterday walking around with a bottle of tung oil and a towel oiling the dry spots. I'll need to do it again soon, it was SO dry when we put it in. We really should have oiled it more originally, it's cracking a lot now with it being so dry in there. I'm probably going to just oil the whole thing when I have time, maybe this weekend. It just sucks it right up. But it does look great, especially when it's freshly oiled!! I think a nice old wide plank pine floor would look awesome with your hearth.

    I am almost afraid to look at that site fishingpol. I have a serious salvage addiction, lucky I don't have the money or space to do much about it! We paid $5 a piece for our doors, and $10 for a front "screen" door (the old style one that has the divided light insert/screen insert that switch out with the screw style cams). The front door fit right in with only a little sanding. I have a few other old doors we've curb picked in the shed (I have a thing for old doors, I don't know what I'm doing with them...but I couldn't let them gt crushed) and a bucket of old door hardware I bought just because. Oh, and a couple sets of cannonball barn door rollers and tracks. And a huge pile of old indoor shutters. I love and hate the show Salvage Dawgs at the same time...they leave sooo much good stuff behind!

    We still need to decide on the threshhold between the hall and living room.
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    Looks great!

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