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  •  Finally finished the insulation in the ceiling of (3+ / 0-)
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    the porch>breakfast room yesterday; now to cover it with a beautiful ceiling.  Last night I was thinking about a tin or tin replica ceiling, I really hate sanding drywall, especially overhead, and it is such a small space, I can do it in two months of saving. Now that the ceiling is insulated, the room is pretty comfortable. I think I could hang the 2x2 tiles by myself.

    My long term decorating goal is "grandma's country farmhouse"  which is what this house was at the beginning. Someone stripped and sold the architectural details, and the next owner replaced the drywall, insulated and rewired.  

    We would like it to seem very homey and lived in, right now it has the feel of a 1950's tract home, just much bigger.

    Please donate to Okiciyap food pantry. . If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

    by weck on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 07:54:34 AM PST

    •  we've been very attracted to the tin ceiling stuff (3+ / 0-)
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      how do you clean that stuff or do the manufacturers assume that everybody has modern range hoods that will effectively remove air-born grease? since we are living in a 50's tract that doesn't really have a real hood, this comes up regularly, 8-)

      (it DOES have a tiny little exhaust fan directly over the stove, but we do steamy cooking other places in the kitchen, too... at least the exhaust fan is now actually exhausting outside the house, and not just into the rafter space! thanks to my handy husband. we about had a fit when we realized the tubing from the fan was just laying on the "insulation" up there!)

      "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

      by chimene on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:55:37 PM PST

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      •  It will be outside of the cooking area, and, when (2+ / 0-)
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        I can sell the other house, I will insure that the range has good exhaust.  I have never really had good exhaust, but I rarely cook with more than a tad of olive oil, so it hasn't been too much of an issue.  If I want fried food, I go out!

        I'm not sure if anyone ever cleaned tin ceilings, I think they were just repainted, like the one in my childhood church.  My partner has vacuumed one in an old storefront.  

        I won't get a white white one, more off-white.  It's just a little porch to breakfast room conversion. These ceilings are usually very high up, not common in 50's houses, more likely in pre-1900 buildings.  They may have been a budget version of fancy plaster ceilings.

        Please donate to Okiciyap food pantry. . If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

        by weck on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 04:45:24 PM PST

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        •  well, we have an electric tea pot which steams, (1+ / 0-)
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          and a deep-fryer, little countertop model, which we use to make fish-n-chips about once a month (only way for this to be affordable is to do it at home); and we have a "countertop hibachi", electric grill, which we use a fair amount, instead of frying pans (hamburgers, pork chops, hotdogs, etc). we do use the Wok lid with it, to keep spattering down, but it also makes steam and aerosolized grease clouds...

          if the power was better or the stove top larger, we probably COULD operate those two directly under the exhaust fan, but as it is, it's too crowded to do that...

          "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

          by chimene on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 01:58:03 AM PST

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          •  I used a countertop grill a lot, but it was in a (1+ / 0-)
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            rental when I was young.  I never even gave it a thought, but the landlord probably noticed after I left!

            Most of my grilling is outside now, I finally broke down and got propane, (as close to my charcoal hibachi as I could find!) and now I can step outside to grill.  The stove has a broiler for when the grill is put away in the winter.

            I don't fry fish at home; once was enough!  Now it is baked, broiled or sauteed' in a little butter.  I don't eat the fried batter anyway, so everyone else gets it the way I like it!

            Please donate to Okiciyap food pantry. . If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

            by weck on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 07:54:27 AM PST

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