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Imagetexoticfruits
Feb 19, 2010 5:18 PM CST
Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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I have restored five houses in Savannah, GA and TX. If anyone has any questions, be sure to ask. Here is my current house. It is a work in progress.

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Imagetexoticfruits
Feb 19, 2010 5:21 PM CST
Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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Here is the house next door. This is before I bought it.

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Imagetexoticfruits
Feb 19, 2010 5:21 PM CST
Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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This is the after picture.
By the way, it was a total nightmare.
HA!

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Imagetexoticfruits
Feb 19, 2010 5:29 PM CST
Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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Arts and Crafts I did down the street.

Before

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Imagetexoticfruits
Feb 19, 2010 5:30 PM CST
Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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After

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 20, 2010 9:32 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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What a huge undertaking! You've done an awesome job on them all!

Do you have photos of the insides as well?
Imagetexoticfruits
Feb 21, 2010 10:16 PM CST
Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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Sure.
House next door

Before:
This is one of the upstair bedrooms. There were two bedroom identical to this but you had to go thru at least two rooms to get the bathroom. It was totally weird. It was like being in a cave as well.

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Imagetexoticfruits
Feb 21, 2010 10:17 PM CST
Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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I took down the walls and turned it into one giant master with tons of light.

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Imagetexoticfruits
Feb 21, 2010 10:17 PM CST
Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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Here is from the other angle.

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Imagetexoticfruits
Feb 21, 2010 10:27 PM CST
Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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Here was the diningroom.

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Imagetexoticfruits
Feb 21, 2010 10:28 PM CST
Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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I removed a wall and made it larger and took out the back window and added a huge kitchen on to the back of the house with salvaged Vicotorian windows to create a sunroom/kitchen effect.

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Imagetexoticfruits
Feb 21, 2010 10:31 PM CST
Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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Here is a pic of the windows. They dont look over 100 years old but they are. I found them in a field under some rusted scrap metal.

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 21, 2010 11:00 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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Jujube,

You've done an outstanding job on these rooms. I love how you added the crown in the master bedroom. I think that really dresses up a house so much.
Imagemcgper1
Feb 22, 2010 6:53 AM CST
Name: Warren
Lisbon Falls, Maine

Hello Jujube,
When you refinish your floors what do you use for poly? I bought a new prefinished oak floor and it's already scratching. I had unfinished maple flooring that came out of a wood warehouse and was going to be burned for firewood. I placed the unfinished floor down, stained it and used minwax poly for floors(5 coats due to 3 kids and a dog) and it seemed to take 5-6 days to totally dry. I did wait a day before putting on each coat.
Any suggestions for something better?
I've attached a picture of my almost finished room(just need to do the trim around the window) with the maple flooring.

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 22, 2010 7:55 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Warrren,

That looks so pretty and inviting. You did an awesome job!

Janet
Imagemcgper1
Feb 23, 2010 6:33 PM CST
Name: Warren
Lisbon Falls, Maine

Thanks Janet
Saved a bunch by doing all the work myself but I did find out I definitely don't want to be a Mason when I grow up... My wife did a great job with the design and painting of the floor.
Imagesacvalley
Feb 25, 2010 10:36 AM CST
Name: Jo Burcher
Wilton, CA
Married 40yrs. 2boys,2Gkids
Jujube,
You're making Texas more beautiful, one house at a time. Lovely work.
Warren, the room looks so inviting; I'd love to curl up and read in there.
Imagehuckleberry
Feb 25, 2010 1:04 PM CST
Name: Huckleberry
Washington, D.C.
I will always have a soft spot in my heart for old standing seam roofs! To me, they really speak of an era. Good job with all of your work! And WAY to go with those windows found in the field. What condition were they in? Did you have to replace any panes or muntins?

Huck
ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 25, 2010 1:11 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
mcgper1 wrote:Thanks Janet
Saved a bunch by doing all the work myself but I did find out I definitely don't want to be a Mason when I grow up... My wife did a great job with the design and painting of the floor.


I had to re-read that. The design is PAINTED on the floor? WOW, I thought that was an area rug. She did an awesome job!!!

Imagemcgper1
Feb 25, 2010 5:18 PM CST
Name: Warren
Lisbon Falls, Maine

She did a design on paper first then used a lot of painters masking tape. She'd paint specific areas first then take off that tape and re tape to make a different part of each design. Definitely more patience that I would of had.

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