the prince
 
  1  
Tue 17 Jul, 2012 07:05 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

I'll bring the potstickers.

(Prince, I still remember that restaurant you introduced a2ker's to.)


Which one?
ossobuco
 
  1  
Tue 17 Jul, 2012 07:18 pm
@the prince,
Bay of Bengal or some name like that. I could probably search it.
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jcboy
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 09:19 am
I’m doing a little of the wall texturing this morning. I had to choice but to texture them because someone had it done once before and did a bad job.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg194/scaled.php?server=194&filename=texturekt.jpg&res=landing
ehBeth
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 09:26 am
@jcboy,
can't you sand them flat?

jcboy
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 09:34 am
@ehBeth,
I could but that would be more work, you would be surprised how nice you can make them with some texture. Here is Antonio’s hall, I did that one as well.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg35/scaled.php?server=35&filename=texture2g.jpg&res=landing
MMarciano
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 12:28 pm
@ehBeth,
I will admit the way he textures the walls they do look beautiful after painting.
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ehBeth
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 01:24 pm
@jcboy,
You wouldn't be able to rent/sell a house with textured walls here.
jcboy
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 01:28 pm
@ehBeth,
Really?

I dislike wallpaper. To me flat walls just seem to plain! We’re not goint to sell this place anytime soon.

I’m still waiting to hear if my sister in law will move in, the only thing standing in her way is having to drive across the bridge to Tampa every day for work.
ehBeth
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 01:59 pm
@jcboy,
Really.

Wallpaper's coming back into fashion - you see some in extremely high end homes. For resale/renting plain plain plain neutral painted walls are the only option here.

Textured walls and ceilings are a great way to force a price reduction on a house here.
jcboy
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 02:10 pm
@ehBeth,
Hmmm, didn’t know that. My condo walls in CA were textured and that was new construction.

Now I do like wainscoting on some walls, I did that in my den.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg407/scaled.php?server=407&filename=85107852.jpg&res=landing
CalamityJane
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 02:30 pm
@jcboy,
It's regional - here in southern California they like textured walls too, especially when the house has Spanish architecture. Wallpaper is a definite No - especially since some of them are so hideous. They might look good with the previous decor, but a new owner most likely will not like it.
I would not buy a house that is wallpapered, because of the cost to remove it.
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Irishk
 
  2  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 02:48 pm
@ehBeth,
Sherwin Williams and a few other companies have come out with what they call 'Renters Wallpaper' -- easily removable, no damage to walls, etc. Great way for renters to add color/pattern without having something permanent on the walls.
sozobe
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 02:52 pm
@Irishk,
Interesting, I didn't know about that. We were considering wallpaper for the kid's room, that might be a perfect solution.

No textured walls here, either.
Irishk
 
  4  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 02:59 pm
@sozobe,
I saw it in Sherwin Williams when I had to pick paint colors for the beach house remodel. I think the walls there were slightly textured before we had to gut it, but we requested a smooth finish for the remodel. The reason some contractors favor a textured finish, of course, is because it's easier and faster to cover up any flaws in the drywall.
ehBeth
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 04:43 pm
@jcboy,
Texturing is a great way to cover up construction flaws. Home inspectors find it hard to deal with, there are usually negative comments about it in inspection reports - something along the lines of 'can't guarantee quality of wall/ceiling due to textured surface. do not recommend'. It's one of the things that you can make the seller fix as part of the agreement to buy.
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ehBeth
 
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Wed 18 Jul, 2012 04:54 pm
@Irishk,
Wallpaper is seriously hot hot hot in design these days. Wallpaper technology has come a long way in the past 5 - 10 years.

I'm not ready to commit to any myself yet, but I've gone out and looked at it. Some of the paintable wallpaper is simply gorgeous.

search paintable architectural wallpaper and anaglypta wallpaper ... some amazing stuff available now and people are doing fun things with it

http://www.remodelaholic.com/2010/11/faux-carved-wainscoting-using-paintable-textured-wallpaper/

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XRgaVchriEM/TMDLufdV3fI/AAAAAAAABwI/cSSB3btDwzM/s400/100_3490.JPG

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-using-embossed-wallpape-46247

http://i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/la/atla-032508-doors01.jpg
ehBeth
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 04:55 pm
@Irishk,
Irishk wrote:
The reason some contractors favor a textured finish, of course, is because it's easier and faster to cover up any flaws in the drywall.


I'm in a neighbourhood that still has plaster walls - texture means you've got trouble.
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sozobe
 
  2  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 05:07 pm
@ehBeth,
Yes. I absolutely fell in love with Timorous Beasties' wallpaper ~ five years ago.

http://www.timorousbeasties.com/shop/wallcoverings/

A bit much, not sure I'd do more than a wall with it -- but I really love the combination of classic and weird.

Just today I was looking at Amy Butler's wallpaper:

http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/wallpaper.php
ossobuco
 
  1  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 05:19 pm
@sozobe,
I'll take some of this one, please!
Well, it might look funny here in my small Albuquerque house (faux southwest), but I love it to look at.
http://www.timorousbeasties.com/mediaLibrary/images/english/3850610.jpg

I'd like it in the kitchen instead of the extremely cheap blue tile that veneers one counter wall. (This a pout from a major tile lover)

On wainscoting, I like the real thing (the last house I mourn had 5 foot high redwood and eucalyptus wainscoting and in some rooms crown molding, in one a coved ceiling, and the piece de resistance, the dining room had a ceiling I don't remember the name for, basically a lot of redwood cross pieces; starts with C, I bet. Will report when I remember the word.

I like JCboy's wainscoting.

I remembered the word - coffered.
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MMarciano
 
  3  
Wed 18 Jul, 2012 07:14 pm
I married a nut.

When we move he'll probably put an arch in the dog house Drunk
 

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