Shirley Corwin traditional-dining-room

Shirley Corwin

I wanted wainscoting that wold fit in this 1850 house.
The wall color is Behr's "Pure Earth".

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November 8, 2013
Gail D. Meir wrote:
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Jeanaps, sorry, I just now noticed your question. Since our baseboard heating is oil fired hot water, depending on the problem, we call either our furnace repair guy or our plumber. The only time we've ever had any noise at all is if there is air in the lines. Since it's a closed system, that rarely happens, usually only after it's been serviced and wasn't bled properly before being turned back on for use. Then my husband will go downstairs and bleed the trapped air out so it's quiet again.
    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 10:01AM
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Vent and Cover, I appreciate that your comments and product are meant to be helpful, but I was speaking of hot water baseboards, not electric. Water is extremely safe; the baseboards are warm, not hot, to the touch, and kids, furniture, pets, and even the occasional drying socks and mittens are not in danger.

But yes, if we had electric, I'd certainly keep everything a safe distance away. I do like the covers you've got, they look much more complimentary and deliberate in design than my boring standard baseboards.
    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 10:11AM
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March 25, 2013
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Shirley Corwin
My chair rail is about 42 1/2 inches from floor to top of rail.
    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 1:56PM
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November 6, 2011
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Did you prime the baseboard heat registers first? Spray or handpaint with brush or roller? I'd like to try a small one by myself but it would be my luck not to be able to figure out how to get it put back together like it's supposed to be and my husband would panic and gripe about hiring somebody but he physically can't do any getting down and up anymore. We used to do all our handyman chores but age and lack of physical mobility has taken over.
    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 3:01AM
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Shirley Corwin,
We are finally going to get our sun room painted in a few weeks and it will be painted BM Key Largo Green. This will help pull some of the colors from living room sofa and living room valance, white woodwork and popcorn ceiling. DH wants the baseboard heat register painted the same color of the wall. I didn't mention that to the painter yet but I will get his opinion whether to go with the wall or do it same color of woodwork. Did you all prime yours first? Thank Your for all of your input and advice. It is greatly appreciated.
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January 14, 2014
gizbywife wrote:
What is the wall paint color? It's very nice & subtle - love it!

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