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My husband and I purchased this home about a year ago. We fell in love with it the moment we walked in and looked at it with a realtor. It didn't look like much on the outside (mainly due to the fact it had aluminum siding on it) but inside it was full of original light fixtures and heavy dark woodwork. I couldn't stand the carpet and I just Knew there had to be hardwood floors underneath. Needless to say I was not disappointed. We were lucky to find oak floors in excellent shape.
 

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Thanks! Here are some updated photos of what we have done. We just recently swapped out the dining room light for a fixture that fits the age and style of the house. We actually got it for free from a local church. They replaced them with more modern fixtures and just saw these as junk. I guess it true what they say, one man's trash is another mans treasure
 

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Yep. This is a side project for my husband and I. My dad owns a construction company and specializes in restoration. I also work for him. He's been a good guide to have on our house while we restore it. This is our most recent project. We are removing the aluminum siding and restoring the original. We were very surprised to find only one coat of paint on the original siding. We were told that it was oxidized copper paint. That's why it was that color. The only thing that upsets me is there was so much trim that they removed to put the aluminum siding on. The house also didn't have guttering so some of the fascia boards have rot. :mad:
 

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The only thing that upsets me is there was so much trim that they removed to put the aluminum siding on.
That's pretty normal. Aluminum and vinyl installers typically take the existing right off if it's somewhat fancy.

FYI, old oil primer sometimes had verdigris as the tint. I haven't seen surface mold or insect damage when that type of primer was used.
 

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Thought I would go ahead and share some more of the progress of our exterior restoration. I still need to repair some rot and replace a few missing pieces before we do the rest of our trim paint. I'm really loving the new look it's getting. It's starting to get its character back on the outside. It doesn't just look like an aluminum box:thumbup:
 

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