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Roderick Grant wrote:I'm glad you mentioned you were going to remove the wall-to-wall, a favorite decorating device throughout the Midwest. The geometric forms of the Native wall hanging look terrific in your house; Wright and Navajo/Hopi/Zuni go great together.
It's actually surprising to see how many Usonians actually have wall to wall carpeting. I am a little nervous because I think they nailed the carpet tack strips to the floor, so there might be cracking around the edges when they are removed. It's just astounding how much damage can be done by thoughtless "decorating". We spent a fair amount of time removing toxic mini blinds, thereby exposing numerous holes in the window trim. Of course, the mini blinds also made it impossible to attach the screens, so they sat in the shed gathering dust and the windows stayed shut most of the time. One bad decision leads to ten others...

Thanks for your approval of the Navajo blankets. Japanese prints and Native American designs will be a starting place for the decoration.

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Toxic Mini Blinds? Never heard that one before.
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Post by peterm »

IMHO they emit "toxic" visual stimuli with their clear plastic handles and long ugly strings... and have no thermal qualities.

A similar but more organic solution are the thin bamboo reed blinds...

or just simple lined draperies...

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I assume Peter means visually toxic. You know -- like highway billboards, or flocked wallpaper. . .

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Oh okay. I have wood blinds and vertical blinds in my house. We have a saying if it ain't broke don't fix it. What is flocked wallpaper?
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It's fuzzy.



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Oh I see. I have wallpaper in the bathroom which is falling down. I see a way of removing wallpaper in a bathroom but it will cot you a big water bill.
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How can people do that to there walls. Paint would be the best thing not as much effort were you have to get messy putting on the glue on the paper then put it on the wall then get rid of the air bubbles paint is easier where you just get messy by painting. I love painting I did a mural once at my old house that took me 4 week to create it was so cool. Sadly I had to paint over it when we moved last year.
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Many years ago, I owned a 1952 Dodge (with usable compression in only two of its six cylinders). The gold paint had oxidized to a soft, velvety brown, so I considered covering it with red and black flocked self-adhesive wallpaper in a fleur-de-lis pattern. But that would have more than doubled the car's value.

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Um. . .well, it might have more than doubled your investment, anyway. . .!

I owned two '52 Dodge sedans in succession, in the mid-sixties -- big, simple, quiet and comfortable -- and the fastest window-winder mechanism
ever ! $60 and $100, respectively. But not your wonderful patina. . .


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The window winder mechanism or as we call it the window crank thing. My Grandpa had a truck that had a manual widow crank and it was always fun to play with it but then he would get on to us for doing that.
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Post by egads »

Jeff, SDR and I even remember vehicles with wind wing* windows! Some even had those "crank things"

*these were little triangle windows toward the front of the two front doors. They were essential for cigarette smoking. (yes vehicles used to have ashtrays as well)

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Vent wings and fresh air vents in the foot wells made cars without air conditioning habitable. Their demise was tied to the automakers goal of selling more cars with the highly profitable A/C option.

Interesting how this thread has evolved to talk about 1950's cars...wasn't Jack Lamberson a car dealer?

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Egads: That is what it is I was saying :Crank Things". Now I have never heard of wind wings. Off topic: I have an ad for a 1954 Dodge I picked up a few years ago. I am big into cars but haven't had the time to get my license so I collect toy cars instead not just any Johnny Lightning.
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