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The Cairo bulletin. (Cairo, Ill.) 1???-1928, January 01, 1904, NEW YEAR'S NUMBER, SECTION III, Image 17

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Faulty Construction and How It
Can Be Remedied by Careful
Attention to Details at the Start
Some Suggestions Concerning
Interior Furnishing S
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HTI.E home seekcrslino.it ultra
want to kf t tlie full J$ hu
. 1 be kite
value of the ironey .::
atuSed in II n
t always a ti 4 v-' to be found
rr iih. r the front entrance
wrong pUct, the upper floor
,it improperly, then: ii lack
ipaeci or I untieing el-e Ii
SoOC pUm an. elevation, I
interior vkw, presented to-l
,ji of Driesler, of Brook- j
nl be hard to make a legiti-i
;iciVm, all tl - ektneoti of the I
ing taken into consideration.;
lOUSe is toe tt '1 in Brooklyn,
tit, and for that rcaon makes j
;. mm e. 'I here is ample I
the rooms fcre all lright and
v, it. , while the i.pi.cr Moor ii
,'nto comiortable ileeptng I
i , bAthrooni, ete. The uteeptng
i are turniihed with inflftwentl
t ecomwodaHoa, and in the attic
ttlpia of sleeping. room that
he omitted in ordei to make the
i the honi somewhat let. In
c like this provision always
for the prpbabiHty of fittiftf np
rooms later, in ca-e of necetsity,
ie cellar of the house is of ham
rtressed .-tone, and eontains the
I bins i"r ejMtabl! , coal, wood,
and I- provided with a hot-air
ice. Iu a house of greater cost
t-v.ater heater would he USed, and
iou e would be piped for it, hav
tors, instead of registers, in
Uper tructure of hemlork,
matchboard siding, paper
lhd and cl.., 'hoarded. This in
good protection fr(im the cold
.inter. A broad veranda is a
ire of the front of the house, and,
hatntnoch and easy chairs, makd
.; ii fort able resting place for the
'i 'cp - ail being oi
pattern Above tli
walls and ceiling
anjtary wall paper
the whole room is
insure protection tc
A u !!ers in the ho
The front bedro
natural wood, will
homelike r"inis
he latest sanitary
i wainscoting the
ire covered with!
in tile design, and
10 fitted up as to i
the health of the
m i- Snished i
pretty light p;
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V I IE I K .
Household Decoration
no more wood is covered than can be
nibbed off, within fifteen (Minute.
-ll"w the filler to set until it
its glossy appearance; then thorough
ly rub the suriace, rubbing Icroaa the
grain, until the wood is smobth and
clean. The filler should be allowed
at least twenty-four hotrn to dry, and
the work would prove better if forty-
e sppiy-
. . .. .. .!,.., ,,rt u.r.xd floor' I mn the varnish.
Some ,.t the ib-', i have aaoks,.n! I have -luoted theae directtoni from
tin iiitiau ut iivvi a
"Mrs. A. 15, C." writes: "I see tliat
VOU give advice as to the finish ol
rs and sUfns to be used. Will you
please help me? I am doing over an
old house, and the floors have all
been varnished. I wish 10 have mine
waxed. 1- there any way jfl which
t can ren . e the varni h surface, and
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Will v II kindly tell me. ai-o, tnnuiuii.. u.
paper in portieata to bt
that i'; not very large
There U now on thi
ni-h remover, which
, 1,
rpistu v remove i
used in ,i
ind has i
!, oiled and
n e ll ill has
nibbed down,
a dotinie mm
the wall being covered with
a handsome green burlap, which sets
off the lu-tre of the woodwork. A
tinted ceiling give-- a pleasant tone to
the room and harmonize'- witn tnc
adjoining parlor, separated by sliding
der1- and portieres.
1 he parlor is finished in a light
green pater with ceiling tinted to
match The side walls are covered
tn j . i n the ceiling, and, with a dainty
moulding and picture moulding the
line of demarcation is hardly perefp-
t'fe. and adds much to the general
efu-'t of the room, A handsome
rnrved-cdiimn mirrored mantel and
oifii fireplace gives an air of home
Comfort and attractiveness. Plvt'r
ornamentation of the reiling border
fcfld the chandelier give a finiih that
a -- t. in the tout ensemble.
Te dininp-ronm is finished in a
Kch red burlap, with a ceiling and
border which carries out the general
effect Three large windows on the"
e t give afflptflttgnt, and opposite the
: ' ' iw j large open hearth and
fireplace, wtfh mantel above set off
the rr.rim to decided advantage When
this hou'e can he located on a corner
lot, or when the plot i ?ufnVicntly
larg". the dining reioni is one rf the
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First Floor Plam
pered walls. The ceilitig is tinted in
the iame tone. I he floor is of hard
yellow or Georgia pine. A few rug-,
that may be taken out each day, give
comfort, and at the same time, as the
floor is clo-ely jointed, there is no
Opportunity fW the lodgment of any
dual to interfere with the health of the
.deeper-.. The adjoining alcove may
be u-cd a a sewing-room, or for the
lacing of a -mall bed for a child.
it may be fitted up for a reading
room, according to me ta-te oi tne
-s will be seen by the floor plan,
the other :eeing-room- are of good
size, and are well supplied withcio ei
itorane for clothes. Each one is
papertu with sanitary paper in a dif
ferent pattern, light tints beine the
rule, and the ceilings are water color 1
n civc i barmonknH effect. Plain
gas fixtures and a small picture mould
ing set off the walls and ceiling, while
thf woodwork is fainted to match the
color scheme of each room Here
gain rugs arc in use. The floors are
of ri!ed pine. and. as modern scienti'ts
agree, thi i the most de'irable
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,i , :.ii,,m that? ( an i a treatise on
ored portiere dyed there are many preparations ot wax
I will you give me l on the market which give a nice-look-.
whether I shouldjing finish when applied to flours in
hade oi the wall I the proper manner. The prepared wax
pplted with brush or cloth
surface, care being taken to
t evenly. About halt an hour
e allowed for it to dry, And
heavy weighted brush should
to rub the surface, going fust
. j . i . .
ai:r'.ss xne Krsui an men wim n,
,ofS (h;s said to to "y"Jf" After rubling-if this way, wrap the
nive than the M way ot scrali- t . .
floor I "rasn wiln a sou pits ui wuuica
vir. cloth, and rub ta a frul gloss.
' . In room with many doors, the
. best effe.t is gained by usin por
tieres of s color matching tne side
wall covering In this way there is
Ungei o? giving the patchy look
to a small room that a more varied
'treatment might induce. It is quite
possible to have tan-colored material
dyed green. lake with you to the
dye house a sample of your wall paper,
and find out if the shade can be match
led exactly. I'utty can be used to fill
cracks in floors, but must be well
moothed down and sandpapered when
ing the dbora. Sheila, turns a
iJafk sootier than eithtr wax Qi
,,, h biit, unfortunately, this i
Bed Room
t -6 IC t
10) bat m
Deo RoorA
lO'O t i'-4
lt. -9i-0 "l-o 9-0
siting a
and finished without being varni bed'
Am I right in thinking you have sofne
times in your articles, or in answers
to letters, advised setting a mirror in
the wall over the mantel ihelf? My
husband -ays I dreamed it, and that
a mantel minor requires a gold-leaf
frame. Now I have a mantel in my
house, over which I would like very
greatly to use a mirror, bnt latt now
I do not feel we can aib.-i ntcfc a
handsome frame Thinking you said
they could be framed in ll.it moulding,
like the w oodwork of the taotn, or set
msh t -it, and what othti
there :
plan for the sleeping apartments.
In the attic two rooms may be fin-'
ished for servants' carters, if de-'i
sired. A Stairway, with easy ri'e. leads
to this floor, and, a the roof is high '
( itched, the room" can be made de-lf
cideily comfortable. i
Taken altogether, this hotTse for
$2500 furnishes a decidedly pleasant
home for a man 00 a moderate salary.!'
In looking over the estimates of the r
builders, the figures on the hotl e run
about as follows: Masonry and plas
tering, $55"'. ca'pentry. $1,400: paint
ing and decorating, $t;;: plumbing,
gas fitting and heating. fj?o; mi H
laneous, ftas
New Ideas in Bead Portieres
When the craze for bead portiere
ptran to wane, a novel idea was in
troduced in their manufacture wl
has rentlted in adding greatly to their
popularity, as well as their beauty.
Tntead of using long glass bend'
entirely, tiny shells in the natura'
with them, and now the 'hell- are
dyed in solid colors to match the color
-eheme of the r.wm For in-tance. if
the room is red, the shells are dyed
the sti shade. ittig g"-n jnH white
and pale yellow- b.
I the pattern in the
Sometimes rope
the hang-
tile green.
always an even shade, and it may 1
found necessary to use 1 bleach al
"Stains may be removed by a vva
of oxalic acid-two ounces to a pi
of hot water applied until the staii
disappear. The floor mtt-t he vva-hi
with clear water and dried tboroughl
then sandpaper well, and the floor
ready f"r the new fini-h
"Care should be taken th-t t.ie no
h thoroughly dry before the sin
paper is used. To prepare a varnish'
floor for waxing, where there are 1
staiiii to remove, simply sandpaper
well and apply a light coat pf earm
remover before the wax If the tl
k of oak, it must be remembered th
tbt method of cleaning rerr
e colors ji
iw can I
e blankets.
1 r
elyi filler from the pores of the w
i therefore, it mu-t be again fi!
rover von waihl. The
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Piants That Live Their Lives in Pots. ti,;,,t1(.r witri im entine. and K'f p'per 'on yonr wall--.
M st of the great flowers een m add a mtart of vami-h remover to ,.hoie cftxM nnobtrnsitX shs
the shops and the flower shows hare each gallon of the filler it.rring w-e.i . ftn(, f (hcr
-per, all .heir lives in pots They be- Annlv to the wood fre e '. .,
gin in little one, and are promoted a -rro 5 the grain tha iMn .ay Cedn!l '-"k "
they prf,w. til! they finally Moom In particles of the filler rop jrtj v f);tf.
the shap' w-e see hen the pere.
answer to Mrs. A. B. C. goes
lly into the question of floor finiih.
- to the mirror, by all means frame it
the flat moulding, which matches
1 dwork In m.;ny ca-t - a mir
r so framed is more effective than
ie in a gold frame, and certainly les,
pensive. Flemish oak is oak that
1 been treated to a black stain,
icre are a variety of dark -stained
on the market now. Very dark
own is known as .Austrian or Bet
oak Where the -tain ij a gray
1 brown, it 11 called weathered.
. i like the lO-called an
nic in color, but has a dull sarfdfce.
tta, and I have

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