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    Creative ideas.

    While I was away I saw an old restored home that used old doors as window coverings,they were on sliders and looked amazing.
    Im thinking about using a similar idea for some of my windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    While I was away I saw an old restored home that used old doors as window coverings,they were on sliders and looked amazing.
    Im thinking about using a similar idea for some of my windows.
    Sounds like the "barn door" concept used a lot here.

    Chip & Joanna use that a lot on their home renovation show for doors.
    I don't recall seeing it used on a window, though.

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    It looked really good,I was thinking about doing it with shutters on my windows,put them on the inside instead of the outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    It looked really good,I was thinking about doing it with shutters on my windows,put them on the inside instead of the outside.
    My friend did that in one of the bedrooms in her house...put some old shutters on the inside walls. IIRC, they were stationary on either side of the window, they couldn't be moved. It really looked nice, very decorative.

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    Im going to have mine so they can open,my lounge room windows are recessed so it should work.
    Ive also decided to not gyprock/plaster anymore of my brick walls,Im just going to paint them instead,Im going to do them white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Im going to have mine so they can open,my lounge room windows are recessed so it should work.
    Ive also decided to not gyprock/plaster anymore of my brick walls,Im just going to paint them instead,Im going to do them white.
    I love that idea! And leaving/painting the brick. The white will look nice, too.

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    I wanted to paint the floor black but got a big NO!!!!!! to that idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    I wanted to paint the floor black but got a big NO!!!!!! to that idea.
    But why??? lol

    I think that would look great!

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    The timber in the flooring is probably around 200 years old,I was told it would be sacrilege to paint over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    The timber in the flooring is probably around 200 years old,I was told it would be sacrilege to paint over it.
    Welllll, that changes things, lol. I would not paint over wood like that either...maybe a dark stain or lots of oil?

    A friend of mine had a black and white kitchen. She added pops of colorful things to it, it really looked nice!

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    We tung oiled the other floors and they came up nice,the grain really stands out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    We tung oiled the other floors and they came up nice,the grain really stands out.
    I'm sure it's beautiful!

    And it would cost a fortune to have that quality of wood put in today...if the real thing could even be found, kwim?

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    I was just so pleased the the flooring was in good shape,I wouldnt have liked to pay to replace it.

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    What are you all making for Christmas? I finally figured out hand made things are more appreciated. I'd be a millionaire if I knew that sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverselah View Post
    What are you all making for Christmas? I finally figured out hand made things are more appreciated. I'd be a millionaire if I knew that sooner.
    Did you seriously just say the 'C' word, Riv? Lol

    I like the idea of hand made gifts. I have, in the past, made jam/jelly or different kinds of salsa and given jars as part of a gift basket. Most if not all of the ingredients come from our garden or grow wild. I am hoping this year to get a good crop of both wild grapes and some hubby grows in the garden for jam or jelly. If we can get them before the birds do!

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    I used to make chocolates and White Christmas to give away but havnt done that for ages.

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    I LOVE THIS!


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    I do too,its very tranquil.

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    This is really cool!


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    And dingo, you must have frogs!

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    More painted rocks. That little guinea pig is the cutest!

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    I love that! Very cool .

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