Freeform Katia

March 16, 2006

katia has a new hate

Filed under: house — freeformkatia @ 8:23 am

Yes. I have a new hate. And yes, it does involve paint. More specifically, painting spindles. Victorian spindles from 1898 — aka Queen Anne Victorian. On stairways. Fear and loathing reigns on Buckingham Place.

Here’s an excerpt of a description from

“Of all the Victorian house styles, Queen Anne is the most elaborate and the most eccentric. The style is often called romantic and feminine, yet it is the product of a most unromantic era — the machine age.
Queen Anne became an architectural fashion in the 1880s and 1890s, when the industrial revolution was building up steam. North America was caught up in the excitement of new technologies. Factory-made, precut architectural parts were shuttled across the country on a rapidly expanding train network. Exuberant builders combined these pieces to create innovative, and sometimes excessive, homes.”


1 Comment »

  1. You are a patient woman…I could never have lasted. Spindles look great but understand your hate!

    Comment by Kir — March 23, 2006 @ 2:53 pm

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