If you haven’t joined Preservation Berwyn yet, it’s a whirlwind of ideas and exchanging projects and workflows. This is great post showing the wrap-up of total paint removal back to wood, correct priming, glazing etc.
YOUR ORIGINAL WINDOWS CAN LOOK STUNNING IF YOU LET THEM…
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very cool display in Evanston History Center:
“…Walking sticks, parasols, fans, chatelaines, gloves, hats, shoes, stockings, spurs, riding crops, garters, jewelry, posy holders, shoe trees, cigarette holders, match boxes, and many other items from the mid-19th through the 20th century will be on display. …”
One of the beautiful things about the old plumbing fixtures, is that they quite often can be refreshed, repaired or rebuilt as new with just a small handful of replacement parts such as .50 washers, graphite packing thread and even a $3 bottle of Barkeeper’s Friend!
For harder to locate replacement items such as correct Nickel-plated pipes, porcelain handles and valves, contact these nice folks in Cali – they’ll help you out 🙂
This is one juicy gallery…come see one of the most amazing restorations possible in Berwyn on an already amazingly preserved Bungalow…
If you aren’t familiar with the not-so-hidden gems of Riverside…time to get acquainted!
“…In 1868, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his partner, Calvert Vaux, were commissioned to plan a unique community just west of Chicago, Illinois. The result was Riverside, a beautiful community along the Des Plaines River, complete with curving lanes, abundant greenery, and gas street lights. One hundred years later, the Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside was formed….”