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Imagebookreader451
May 11, 2011 6:45 PM CST
Name: Sherry Brower
Troy, NY
Anyone else have a Bungalow? Or decorate in Arts and Crafts Style?
ImageKelli
May 13, 2011 6:11 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
I love the craftsman style. (That's the name I use.) I don't have a bungalow, but I have a couple pieces of craftsman furniture. One is a period piece and the others are modern pieces done in the style.
Imagebookreader451
May 15, 2011 5:10 AM CST
Name: Sherry Brower
Troy, NY
This is the tile I bought for a new backslash. It hasn't been installed because I am getting new counter tops. We have mission style furniture and we are really trying to stay true to the integrity of the house.

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ImageKelli
May 15, 2011 10:32 AM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
I like those. My grandma had a bungalow style house. It was built around 1927, which is pretty much the end of the era, but it was still in the style. (I don't have any pictures of it. It didn't seem important at the time. Now in this era of digital cameras, I take pictures of everything.) Back when I was a kid, probably in the '70s, they took out the original bronze chandeliers and put in something more modern. The old ones were not discarded. They sat on a cabinet in the basement. I'm sure they were sold when the rest of the contents of the house were sold. I wish I had them. My grandma had some interesting old furniture, but as I recall, none of it was craftsman. I didn't really learn about the craftsman style until I moved to California.
Val
Jun 8, 2011 1:31 PM CST
Name: Val
Ohio
Hi! I just found this cubit and joined.

We have a 1917 brick bungalow. I absolutely love it. Much needs to be stripped of years worth of paint but the home is in good condition. All of our interior doors are the original 5-panel doors---most still have the bronze door knobs and plates.

The kitchen still has the original oak cabinets (painted. Ugh), butcher block counter top and farmhouse sink. Sadly, we will definitely need to replace the sink soon.

Only the windows in the front are original. They have the older glass with imperfections. The others have all been replaced.

Even the furnace is original to the home. It was converted from coal to gas. It's a gravity-fed system and it's huge!

Our favorite part of the home is the wood-burning fireplace in the living room. It isn't anything special but we use it a lot in the winter.

We'd like to restore our home at least partially but haven't done much in the five years that we've been here.
Imagebookreader451
Jun 10, 2011 10:03 AM CST
Name: Sherry Brower
Troy, NY
This year the house is being painted. It is cedar and hubby is in the process of sanding and priming everything. Since he is doing it himself it will probably be done in September.

I am stripping all the woodwork. So far I have completed the living room. My husband is going to replaster the walls so it means it will finally be done in 2-3 years (lol)

All our windows are original (storms and screens) and the doors are too. We have all the original glass knobs and old fashioned key hole locks.

We are trying to keep the integrity of the house when making any upgrades which means slow going and costly......


Val
Jun 10, 2011 4:08 PM CST
Name: Val
Ohio
...and it means a lot of blood, sweat and tears (but well worth it)

Does anyone have any suggestions for companies that sell reproduction hardware/appliances/remodeling items for a bungalow? I know about Van Dykes but I was wondering if there were any other good companies.
Imagebookreader451
Jun 10, 2011 10:20 PM CST
Name: Sherry Brower
Troy, NY
There are many and all expensive.

Here are a couple of links that may help. I have purchased lighting from Bright Spot, tile from Matawi and a mailbox from Arroyo. Looking for things to buy for my house is almost as fun as looking for plants to buy

http://www.period-homes.com/ph3-a&c.htm

http://www.craftsmantouch.com/index.html

http://www.oakparkhome-hardware.com/

http://www.crafthome.com/products.htm

http://www.goodtimestove.com/

http://www.antiqueappliances.com/
Val
Jun 11, 2011 5:28 AM CST
Name: Val
Ohio
Thanks for all of the resources! Wow. It's time to go window shopping.
Imagebookreader451
Jun 16, 2011 4:46 PM CST
Name: Sherry Brower
Troy, NY
Made a huge blunder when I ordered a couple of kitchen cabinets. I found the company, ordered the maple cabinets in a style I hate but matches what is there, got the finish correct.............but our cabinets are cherry.

Hubby is about to kill me. I want them painted anyway if I can't get the period oak I really want but, he is pretty angry about my expensive mistake.

ImageKelli
Jun 16, 2011 4:55 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
Oh, my *Blush*
Val
Jun 16, 2011 7:30 PM CST
Name: Val
Ohio
Ouch. Did you order the wrong wood or did the company make a mistake?
Imagebookreader451
Jun 17, 2011 3:35 AM CST
Name: Sherry Brower
Troy, NY
My mistake. Sort of figured a solution that is not idea but will work. It means getting rid of the over the stove microwave (which I HATE because the fan goes off everytime I cook) and replacing it with a range hood. One of the cabinets was a 6" shorter one to move the microwave up but I will just put it in the laundry room.

The base cabinet is different but it will not be right next to any other cabinets and with the countertop it won't be hugely noticable. Honestly I could care less. I really dislike the kitchen anyway and want it all gutted and redone eventually.
ImageKelli
Aug 30, 2011 10:09 AM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
We got a new dining room table and chairs
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Val
Sep 5, 2011 2:56 AM CST
Name: Val
Ohio
That's beautiful! I love the design.
ImageKelli
Sep 5, 2011 1:32 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
Thank you
natineah
Oct 27, 2012 9:32 AM CST
Name: Natineah
OH
Kelli, your new dining table and chair looks really awesome! :)
ImageKelli
Oct 27, 2012 9:36 AM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
Thanks
maplesyrups
Sep 21, 2020 2:07 AM CST
I love Craft style :D

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