Interiors & Renovation

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“I can’t believe my neighbors are getting rid of these!” writes in a reader from work in the financial district. If antique radiators are your bag (these are from a 19th century landmarked skyscraper), you’ll want to hustle over to the Potter Building on Nassau between Beekman and Spruce in Lower Manhattan posthaste. Thanks, Anna!

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We just got an email from a guy looking to unload two cast iron tubs for the practically-free price of $25 each. One is 4’7″ and the other is 5′. They may not be long, but they are a tad on the heavy side. They are currently in the back yard and can easily be moved out through a side exit…a straight shot to your vehicle. But be quick, people! The a message has been left with–but not returned by–the salvage yard. First come, first served. So bring a strong friend (or three). Contact: David Bandler at 917-363-5941.

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I was walking by the Foley Square Courthouse on Worth St. and it looks like they are throwing away some office furniture. Of note were some cool looking file cabinets that almost had a mid-C modern look. There were two of them and each one consisted of three columns of four drawers so all together it would make a great wall. Hope someone scoops these up. Just east of the Foley Sq. Court house on Worth Street where Baxter hits it-off the alley.

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A reader writes in: I bought a great old house in BedStuy and it had a Chambers Stove, ca. 1948, white enamel. I believe it is an “A” model (no timer, close down lid). It’s in working condition with a small rust spot on lip of top lid and in need of cleaning. I am looking for a home for it. It is in a ground floor apartment. I would like to get $500 for it. Cash and carry only (this stove is heavy). Call Ken 718-625-5671.

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The floors on the parlor floor were the last to get sanded (well, except the laundry room and hallways) and still are not poly’d. They also turned out a lighter color than we thought. This is the one floor where there are wide floor boards as opposed to parquet or 2″ strips. That and a look at the trough sink finally mounted in the kids bathroom on the Renovation Blog.
Front of Parlor Floor [Renovation Blog]

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The last major aesthetic decision we need to make for the house is how to finish the stairs. The linoleum has been removed from most of them, leaving us with what you see above. We’re going to keep the banister its current dark wood color and will probably paint the vertical back of each stair white. What do people think we should paint the stairs and the spindles? Keep in mind that the hallway floors on each landing are going to be natural wood with poly. Thanks.