Four Legs + HOUSE: Newburgh

Little things/weekend.

There are peonies in the dressing room…

The sky was clear and blue—for a few hours…

The radiators look beautiful after being sandblasted and powdercoated…

And the pups are at least sitting near each other!

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  • Reply mrslimestone June 16, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Wow, that radiator is gorgeous!!

    Your pups ain’t too hard on the eyes either 🙂

  • Reply A Merry Mishap June 16, 2008 at 10:56 am

    I love the old radiator…it looks so pretty!

  • Reply modernemama June 16, 2008 at 11:06 am

    I triple heart that radiator, the details are amazing

  • Reply kristin June 16, 2008 at 11:24 am

    my god, that radiator is lovely! are they like that throughout the whole house?

  • Reply Anna at D16 June 16, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Kristin, 10 (out of 14 total) of our radiators are this same style. The others are newer (though still cast iron) and less ornate.

    I am so glad nobody ever decided to covert the house to baseboard or forced heat!

  • Reply Adam June 16, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Wow! That radiator looks great! Did you have them all done? I’m still waiting for a pic of your new hair!

  • Reply Anna at D16 June 16, 2008 at 11:41 am

    We just did two radiators (this one, and the little wall-mounted one for the bathroom) for now because they were already disconnected. We’ll do the rest of them gradually — getting them out of the house (and back in again!) is quite an ordeal, since they weigh 500+ pounds each.

    Pics soon, I promise! I keep forgetting.

  • Reply Adam June 16, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    I am going to finally take pics of my house and gardens tonight and post them on Flickr!

  • Reply stacy June 16, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I love your dogs.

  • Reply Kate F. June 16, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    You know you live in an old house when the sight of someone’s freshly blasted and painted radiators give you a sharp pang of jealousy. Ours could REALLY use that treatment.

  • Reply megan June 16, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    bruno and fritz are so cute!

    also, hooray for peonies — my favorite flower, for sure.

  • Reply Anna at D16 June 16, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Kate, I know — for 2 years we’ve been saying we’d “paint the radiators ourselves”, but I just couldn’t bring myself to scrape off all the old layers of paint and grime and rust and nastiness. They look AMAZING now, it’s so exciting.

    We’re having our bathtub and sink powdercoated, too. I’m very into paying other people to do things for me lately. 😉

  • Reply Janelle June 16, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    I want your house. Or maybe just A house.

  • Reply Sally June 16, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Wow, that truly is a beautiful looking radiator!

  • Reply read me... June 16, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    They’ve done a fabulous job on your radiator… wow! And it’s lovely to see the pups sitting close to one another!!

  • Reply jackie June 16, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    I don’t know you but I just wanted to say:

    peonies are lovely,
    your home is beautiful,
    and I hope your dog is eating and happy again.

  • Reply jen June 16, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    hey that’s a great sign abut the dog brothers. good that bruno (?) has got top dog position, hopefully he and fritz will come to love one another

  • Reply momo June 16, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    I concur with everyone else – stunning radiators. That’s not usually a sentence you hear! I hope that Bruno adjusts to little Fritz soon, too. It looks like he’s coming around.

  • Reply Leanne June 17, 2008 at 9:23 am

    If you don’t mind sharing .. how much did it cost to have that done to your radiators? We have great old ones, with a lot of chipped paint. I’m so irritated that someone even put paint on them!

    Yours look lovely! I can’t wait to see what the tub looks like.

  • Reply Anna at D16 June 17, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Leanne, the cost for refinishing radiators varies GREATLY depending on a variety of factors (location, size, transportation, condition, etc.), so I don’t even want to give you a ballpark number because it could be WAY off. I suggest that you look in the yellow pages for a powder coating company in your area and give them a call — tell them you want the radiators picked up, sandblasted, powder coated, and delivered back to you. Make sure to also figure in the cost of having the radiators disconnected and reconnected, since you’ll probably need a plumber to do that for you.

  • Reply leah June 17, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    as i type this comment i have peonies a few inches from my face!!! i am stoked that it’s peony season. since i am a degenerate, i just gank them from peoples’ gardens when im walking home.

  • Reply Emily Abigail June 18, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    You have such a charming blog! I am not sure how I got here, but I am glad that I did. I will most certainly be back.

    Also, we have had similar experiences with my sweet dog Baily & my sister’s new puppy Otis. Bailey was always a loner & the sweetest thing ever, but she is a wreck now that Otis is around! I think it just takes time. Time & patience.

  • Reply Liz June 25, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    ahhh, peonies. I’ve been wondering what the english name was. They are called “pivoines” here. Such beautiful flowers.

  • Reply DeeJay May 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Hey hey hey, the long haired chihuahua looks like my Fujiman!!!!!

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