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  • Today’s post is not so glamorous. Now that we have all of the wallpaper down we have begun the laborious job of cleaning. Many of the walls that had paper on them have glue left behind that must be removed, but that’s not what has turned this vinegar/water solution swampy brown. It’s nicotine and tar from years of smoking 😰 So when I say we are cleaning the walls I really mean we are scrubbing down the trim, bass boards, walls, you name it, all while trying to not ruin the wood work. We will of course prime the walls in hope to cover up stains and smells before painting, however, in my search to find the best primer everyone suggest that you clean first. Not only for a better paint job, but for our health. Did you know that there is now a thing called third hand smoke?! Third hand smoke according to the Mayo Clinic is “residual nicotine and other chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke. People are exposed to these chemicals by touching contaminated surfaces or breathing in the off-gassing from these surfaces. This residue is thought to react with common indoor pollutants to create a toxic mix including cancer causing compounds, posing a potential health hazard to nonsmokers — especially children. Thirdhand smoke clings to clothes, furniture, drapes, walls, bedding, carpets, dust, vehicles and other surfaces long after smoking has stopped. The residue from thirdhand smoke builds up on surfaces over time. To remove the residue, hard surfaces, fabrics and upholstery need to be regularly cleaned or laundered. Thirdhand smoke can't be eliminated by airing out rooms, opening windows, using fans or air conditioners, or confining smoking to only certain areas of a home.” Sounds great right 🥴 So everything that can be taken out must come out and everything that can’t is being cleaned.... Any volunteers? 😜 #thisoldhess #oldhouses #oldhouse #oldhomes #thirdhandsmoke #cleaningwithvinegar
  • Today’s post is not so glamorous. Now that we have all of the wallpaper down we have begun the laborious job of cleaning. Many of the walls that had paper on them have glue left behind that must be removed, but that’s not what has turned this vinegar/water solution swampy brown. It’s nicotine and tar from years of smoking 😰 So when I say we are cleaning the walls I really mean we are scrubbing down the trim, bass boards, walls, you name it, all while trying to not ruin the wood work. We will of course prime the walls in hope to cover up stains and smells before painting, however, in my search to find the best primer everyone suggest that you clean first. Not only for a better paint job, but for our health. Did you know that there is now a thing called third hand smoke?! Third hand smoke according to the Mayo Clinic is “residual nicotine and other chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke. People are exposed to these chemicals by touching contaminated surfaces or breathing in the off-gassing from these surfaces. This residue is thought to react with common indoor pollutants to create a toxic mix including cancer causing compounds, posing a potential health hazard to nonsmokers — especially children. Thirdhand smoke clings to clothes, furniture, drapes, walls, bedding, carpets, dust, vehicles and other surfaces long after smoking has stopped. The residue from thirdhand smoke builds up on surfaces over time. To remove the residue, hard surfaces, fabrics and upholstery need to be regularly cleaned or laundered. Thirdhand smoke can't be eliminated by airing out rooms, opening windows, using fans or air conditioners, or confining smoking to only certain areas of a home.” Sounds great right 🥴 So everything that can be taken out must come out and everything that can’t is being cleaned.... Any volunteers? 😜 #thisoldhess #oldhouses #oldhouse #oldhomes #thirdhandsmoke #cleaningwithvinegar
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  • Need more plants 🌱 There’s no such thing as too many. 🤷‍♀️
  • Need more plants 🌱 There’s no such thing as too many. 🤷‍♀️
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  • ran up a long driveway to get this one 😪
  • ran up a long driveway to get this one 😪
  • 20 1 1 hour ago
  • This little modified Pon-Pon has got plenty of style 🚕🗺. YEAH, YEAH little GTO. Head over to www.the-coastalconfidence.com for some summer road trip inspiration, just in time for this week’s warm weather. Today we’re breaking down our Antique Trail For Connecticut’s Eastern Shoreline. Visit the #linkinbio for more details. #newengland #gto
  • This little modified Pon-Pon has got plenty of style 🚕🗺. YEAH, YEAH little GTO. Head over to www.the-coastalconfidence.com for some summer road trip inspiration, just in time for this week’s warm weather. Today we’re breaking down our Antique Trail For Connecticut’s Eastern Shoreline. Visit the #linkinbio for more details. #newengland #gto
  • 420 5 1 hour ago
  • 23 belles grosses fenêtres sont arrivées aujourd’hui 🤩!
3/20 installées
  • 23 belles grosses fenêtres sont arrivées aujourd’hui 🤩!
    3/20 installées
  • 35 6 2 hours ago