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Our house, in the middle of our street.....

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2005 01:29 pm
I like the lively kitchen too, cj..

Uh, the shower would really wake me up in the morning..
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2005 10:50 pm
Osso, is this your chair, but with horrible fabric on it?

If so, and it's the lines I like so much, maybe I should get it and re-re-cover it (it says they just did):

http://columbus.craigslist.org/fur/114099213.html
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username
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2005 11:02 pm
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 27 Nov, 2005 11:55 pm
No, not exactly. Has sort of a fifties slope to it (I say as if I knew, blowing smoke). Or seventies, or something. Not that I know from whence my chair derived. Neither are classic wings.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 12:10 am
What fun! Great thread, Boomer, and fantastic images everyone. I have nothing to share, but I'll keep peeking in the windows....

Osso, is that the old house (you're moving from) or the new house?
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 02:29 am
Nice thread, Boomer.





Here is one of my drawing room..................















(East Wing)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b358/lordellpus/east.jpg
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 03:29 am
ossobuco wrote:
I only have a few photos scanned, and don't have access to many photos from my loved houses just this minute...

so this will be spare for now.

Here's a photo of Pacco that shows some of my worldly goods and the room behind it.

The fireplace works; the tile you see is not original, the original being on the floor in front of fireplace. The credenza is my mother's, used to have legs - she and my father teamed to cut them off. I have added to the brutalisation by messing up the lacquer varnish.
The heating device you see works - I had it redone at great untold dollars in despair at the bills I walked into when buying the place. Now it's all efficient, and works in part through this old system.
The rug is a cheapo from a catalog. Whole new set of colors if you turn it over.
The lamp turns on if you touch the glass shade, how cool is that?
The dust? how can I care about dust with a corgi.
The corgi didn't cost much but has infinite value.
The chair was $60. dollars from a local schlocky used furniture place that I loved. Salmon velvet, give me a break.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/paccoandthriftshopvelvet.jpg



and here is a series from the murphy bedroom/potential art book library

Ta da, the door...
and the wainscotting - redwood frame around eucalyptus veneer.
The crud on the walls is wallpaper paste. Preservations will be after my hide, but it all depressed me.
Love the coved ceilings. My arch historian friend tells me that this puts the house into partial colonial revival. What do I know. Fixtures original.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/MurphyBedDoor.jpg


Cheapo mattress of the not that thick sort, from McMahon's, the last one they had at the time. People RAVE about how wonderfully they slept here... I think it's the springs..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/MurphyBedDoorKmattress.jpg


Well, so there is a closet behind, into which this door twirls, and there is room for a whole set of about 13" deep new redwood shelving (read dollars)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/MurphyBedDoorKintocloset.jpg


There they are, waiting for varnish. I don't know what that line is - it isn't present in real life.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/MurphyBedDoorKvesinback.jpg


a hint at how this razmatazz attaches -
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/MurphyBedDoorKowattached.jpg


Osso I love that chair Exclamation I have something similar my mother gave to me, I have to find out if it is an expensive antique. I love your dog too Exclamation Very Happy
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 03:33 am
Great thread Boomer!
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 03:56 am
Kewl shower Calamity!
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 03:59 am
Boomerang, the tittle to this thread reminds me of a song.

"Our house, in the middle of our street....."

Do you know which? Is it a Beetles song?
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 04:01 am
Lord Ellpus wrote:
Nice thread, Boomer.
Here is one of my drawing room..................

(East Wing)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b358/lordellpus/east.jpg



For real Lordie? Smile Is that an american flag?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 05:56 am
Nice pad, Lord Ellpus!

AngeliqueEast, the title comes from a song by Madness.
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 06:00 am
Thanks boomerang.
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GeneralTsao
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 06:58 am
Wow! I've gotta comment on these photos...

I love the flower pot idea! It's so simple, but practical, and looks really, really great! Especially because the pots look weathered, not new. Did you paint them, or are they really old and weathered?

I love the light strings, too (because I'm in the lights business--mostly LED light strings and novelty light strings).

As y'all know, I'm a carpet cleaner by day (the lights thing is a separate business), so I couldn't help but notice the beautiful antique velvet chair. They sure don't make furniture like that anymore, do they! I've got several old pieces in my shop for cleaning right now--50+ years old I think--and they sure make my shop look good!

Unfortunately, I made a rule many years ago not to sit on customers' furniture that's in the shop for cleaning. Sad

Of course, you know I have to comment on the oriental rugs. Those rugs are really great! You know, you could let me clean them (and your velvet chair) for you so my shop would look pretty again after I return the aforementioned chairs...just a thought...

Finally, thanks for the pics of the bed. I've never seen anything like it. I'm truly amazed! How old is your house, and is that style (murphy and all) common in your area for that era (say that ten times fast)?

Thanks,
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 07:38 am
Thanks GeneralTsao! I bought the flower posts just as they appear at a garage sale? or someplace years ago. I was going to pot things in them until I noticed they had no drainage holes. They sat in my shed making handy hold-alls until they were rerequistioned to the bathroom.

How fun to have a shop that is being constantly redecorated!

I've been hoping you'd show up on my sofa thread (hint, hint) to tell me how to care for my new (to me) nubuck sofa. It's in perfect shape but needs a bit of kid proofing.

Since we're posting photos of our houses I'll post the photo here too:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/sofa.jpg
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GeneralTsao
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 09:34 am
Boomer,
I'm not very experienced at nubuck. I just don't see a lot of it in my business. I'm sorry.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 10:00 am
Very cool thread. You all have such great taste.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 10:08 am
Thanks anyway, GeneralTsao. I'm finding a bit of information on it but it doesn't seem to be used very often in upholstery. What I am finding is that it is considered "premium" and that it is therefore very durable.

I'm going to fiddle around with some more photos. I'm enjoying this assignment and it is making me look at my house in a whole new way.

C'mon everyone, join in. Get out your camera and start poking around. It is amazing what you can see when you change your perspective!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 10:45 am
This is the play room/office/whatever room. We built this case that opens up to make a platform bed (the matress is hidden in the case at other times) and painted the front with chalkboard paint. I'll have to set the room up as a guest room in another couple of moths so I'll show you how it all transforms then.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/t5.jpg

This is my bedroom window. I love tassels so this makes a handy way to indulge my tassel thing. The paint doesn't show up very good but this is my favorite paint job in the house. It has about nine layers of different glazes so it is this kind of toasty golden color but it is all scratchy and rough because I used this weird hard paint brush to make it all messy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/boomerangagain/t6.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 28 Nov, 2005 11:50 am
Love the platform-chalkboard-bed thing, Boomer. Love the tassels...


I'm moving from the house, little K, getting something way smaller..


General Tsao - thanks for the compliment on the chair! I have one biggish oriental rug (trying to remember just where it is from - it's on the sales slip). It is more carpet-like than the rugs in the photos. Ahem, my first task in cleaning it is to rake it for surface corgi hair..


The house was built in 1916. The one photo I didn't take of the murphy bed apparatus is when the bed is set down. I have never seen anything like this particular murphy bed before, re the extent and, frankly, gorgeousness of the brass bedstead and fittings, but the realtor for the buyers said he had seen them around here. My town in Humboldt County is an old victorian seaport. The house is a craftsman-colonial revival example, not a victorian as such.


It has pocket doors to die for, a coffered ceiling in the dining room, lots of built in cabintry, things like redwood shoe racks, and so on. I love it, but I don't have the funds to finish the remodel, or the ambition to do it all myself (a matter I've done before, a few times). I'm moving to simplify...
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