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Your Home And Its Decoration | by The Sherwin-Williams Company



A series of practical suggestions for the painting, decorating, and furnishing of the home

TitleYour Home And Its Decoration
AuthorThe Sherwin-Williams Company
PublisherThe Sherwin-Williams Company
Year1910
Copyright1910, The Sherwin-Williams Company
AmazonNell Hill's Feather Your Nest: It's All in the Details

Compiled and Published by The Sherwin-Williams Company

Decorative Department

1910

Copyright, 1910, by The Sherwin-Williams Company

All rights reserved.

-Preface
IN compiling this hook, Its Practicability has been held constantly in mind. The determination to publish a book of real assistance to the home builder has placed it on a different plane from other ...
-List Of Specifications - Chapter XXI
No. 1 House Exterior. No. 2 Shingles. No. 3 Porch Ceiling - Varnish Finish. No. 4 Exterior Doors of Oak or other open-grain wood. No. 4a Exterior Doors of Birch or other close-grain wood. ...
-Chapter I. General Suggestions For The Treatment Of The Exterior Of Houses
First, Relation Of Site And Style THE selection of the site for the erection of a building is of much importance in determining the style of architecture to be employed. We will, therefore, in thes...
-Materials For The Exterior Finish Of The House
While it may be generally acknowledged that the style or design employed in many instances fix the materials which shall predominate in the exterior or shell of the house, yet this selection is affect...
-Exterior Color For Houses
The selection of finish for the exterior of the house must necessarily be influenced by the architectural form of the building, the structural materials from which it is built, and its environment and...
-Chapter II. Doorways
THERE is no single feature of the house which so impresses the passer-by or casual visitor as its entrance or front door. A lack of hospitality is felt where a narrow, skimpy door, opening like a slit...
-Chapter III. General Suggestions For The Interior
THE pleasure of planning and building is vouchsafed (comparatively speaking) to the fortunate few. Many of us must adjust ourselves to environments designed for other people, and set up our household ...
-General Suggestions For The Interior. Continued
No architectural detail of the interior is of more individual importance than the chimneypiece or mantel. Its proportions should be as generous as the size of the room allows, and the design suited to...
-Chapter IV. The Importance Of The Standing Woodwork
IN the early days of planning a house there are several points which must be taken into consideration to insure an harmonious finished interior. Either the architect must be wholly acquainted with ...
-Chapter V. Side Walls And Ceilings
ONE is often impressed with the feeling that there is not sufficient thought given to the treatment of side walls and ceilings of the various rooms of the house. As these divisions of an apartment pre...
-Chapter VI. Fabrics
THE fabrics for curtains and upholstery required to give the final touch of livableness to the home are so varied in kind, quality, and price that it will be necessary to speak of these individually a...
-Fabrics. Part 2
Flounced white dimity bedcovers are used on the twin brass beds. The other pieces of furniture in the room are of bird's-eye maple stained silver gray. The lattice introduced at the upper portion o...
-Fabrics. Part 3
After the backgrounds of walls and woodwork are properly established, the question of window treatment is of next importance. In rooms where such furniture will be introduced, the fabric selected for ...
-Chapter VII. Oriental Rugs And Other Floor Coverings
TO discuss the subject of this chapter in any but a most cursory way would require a volume of many pages. We hope, however, to implant in the mind of each one of our readers - who has not already fel...
-Oriental Rugs And Other Floor Coverings. Continued
To aid in this work of definitely identifying a rug, Mr. Mumford has prepared exhaustive tables of characteristics which, after the name of each rug, give a kind of knot employed, the material used in...
-Classification Of Oriental Rugs
This chart provides a list of the most important rugs in the four great classes. PERSIAN Kurdish YURUK Herez Bakshish Gorevan Serapi SULTANABAD Savalans Muskabad Mahal Karadagh Mo...
-Chapter VIII. The Small House. Bungalow, Shore, Mountain, And Summer Dwellings
WHILE houses embodied in the above category may vary largely in some respects, notably, in design, size, and cost, they still possess sufficient underlying features of similarity to enable us to consi...
-Bungalows
Probably no name applied to any one form of dwelling has been more overworked in recent years than this. Houses of many gables, having two and often three stories, have been called bungalows,and at le...
-Seashore And Mountain Houses
The house built upon the shore of a sea or lake, or upon the mountain side, or in the meadows of the intervale, should be designed to fit the spot. Where built on the seashore, or where it is low a...
-Chapter IX. Colonial Houses
THE simple lines and dignified proportions of the Colonial house, as exemplified in the New England and Southern types, are as adaptable to the requirements of life to-day as in the days of the George...
-Finish For The Interior Of Colonial Houses
The finish of the standing woodwork of the interior of the pure Colonial house, as we have said, most frequently runs to the ivory enamel, showing an eggshell gloss used in combination with walnut or ...
-Furnishing The Colonial House
While it is no longer an easy matter to pick up well-authenticated pieces of Chippendale, Heppelwhite, Sheraton, or Adams furniture, excellent reproductions of all of these are procurable, if one is e...
-Chapter X. English Style Of House
GERALD C. HORSLEY, F. R. I. B. A., writing of the modern English house, rejoices that there is, to-day, a return to excellent and thorough general craft training, so that good craftsmanship for our h...
-Chapter XI. Period Decoration
YEARS of study and an intimate knowledge of architecture are essential to a thorough acquaintance with the true meaning of the ornament and decoration characteristic of the various periods. Therefore,...
-The Period Of The Louis'
Simon Vouet, born 1590, died 1649, was the first of the French Renaissance to employ abundantly the floral detail in connection with more conventional scroll work. This later was to become characteris...
-Empire Period
During the time of Napoleon, with the establishment of the first Empire, France made for herself a new school of ornament. This consisted largely in the return to classic forms, but these were intermi...
-Chapter XII. The City Flat
WSHAW SPARROW, an English architect and writer, claims that in England and Scotland the flat first found its origin in palaces and castles, where courtiers and retainers lived in separate suites or ap...
-Chapter XIII. Remodeling And Redecorating
THE problems confronting the owner who wishes to remodel his old house vary with the style of the house and the extent of the work contemplated. Hence, only such conditions will be discussed as are li...
-Chapter XIV. How To Decorate With Stencils
WHAT gives one more satisfaction than individual decoration in the home ? It is this eagerness for something different, for something one's very own, that brings complete satisfaction. The pleasure ...
-Chapter XV. Proper Protection For The Exterior
NO matter whether the home is situated in some closely congested section of a large city or on some lonely spot in the country or on the sea shore, great care should be exercised in selecting the pain...
-Proper Protection For The Exterior. Continued
Second, That on old work that has been previously painted and presents a hard impervious surface, equal parts of pure spirits turpentine and pure raw linseed oil must be used in reducing the first coa...
-Concrete And Cement Finishes
The comparatively recent advent of reinforced concrete and cement building construction has opened up a new field for painting materials that has not heretofore been explored. This has presented some ...
-Exterior Varnish Finish
A varnish surface which is exposed to the weather must be of exceptional quality whether it is directly exposed or not. Constant dampness will seriously affect any material of inferior quality. Even t...
-Chapter XVI. Woodwork And Its Treatment
THE beauty of wood is marred or enhanced by its treatment. What is more universally admired than properly finished wood, whether in furniture, woodwork, or floors ? With such wonderful variety of grai...
-Oak
Because of its great durability and handsome grain, oak is the most popular wood for all kinds of interior trim. This wood, either straight grained or quarter sawed, is susceptible of a greater variet...
-Chestnut
Chestnut is an open-grain wood, the pores of which require filling for varnish and rubbed effects. Plate CXVII illustrates its rather coarse, although attractive, grain. Being less expensive, it frequ...
-Ash
Ash is somewhat similar to oak and is susceptible to similar stained effects. It is used frequently for interior woodwork and for the cheaper grades of cabinet work. It is widely distributed over the ...
-Mahogany
Mahogany is one of our most beautiful and valuable woods for furniture and interior finish. Its decorative value is due to a combination of beauty, working qualities, and durability. Its beauty is inf...
-Walnut
Walnut is one of our finest and largest timber trees. Until about 1880 this wood was extremely popular, when oak gradually resumed its place as a cabinet wood. The color of this wood varies from light...
-Birch
This is a most popular wood for furniture and interior finish. It is heavy and strong. Its color is a very light reddish brown, and it has a fine, compact grain, which is extremely beautiful. It is co...
-Maple
The maples are distributed over all of the continents of the northern hemisphere. They are fine grained and of compact texture, and form one of our most beautiful cabinet woods. One peculiarity of thi...
-Cherry
The wild cherry tree supplies the cherry wood of commerce. This wood is strong, hard, red-colored, and one of the most popular decorative woods of the American forests. It can be readily stained Handc...
-Southern Pine
The principal difference between this wood and white pine is in the grain, which is more strongly marked in Southern pine. This wood is heavy, hard, strong, and durable, becoming harder with age. It i...
-White Pine
White pine is a tree very common in Northern United States and Canada. It reaches a good size in favorable soils, and furnishes a light, soft wood with close, straight grain, which does not require fi...
-Cypress
This tree grows in the swamps of the South. It furnishes most valuable wood because of its durability, claimed to be superior to that of other woods. It has always been used to a large extent for exte...
-Gum
There are three kinds of gum wood - sweet or red gum, sour or black gum, and cotton gum. The former is the only one used for interior work. When quarter cut, it resembles Circassian walnut so closely ...
-White Wood - Poplar - Cottonwood
These trees are not related, but all have similar qualities and uses. The illustrations show great similarity of the grain, which is close in each case and does not require filling. They are frequentl...
-Sycamore
American sycamores are frequently very large. The lumber is fine cross-grained, is reddish-yellow in color, rather difficult to work, but, nevertheless, valuable for cabinet work and small articles. S...
-Spruce
This tree is sometimes called white fir. It is abundant in North America and also grows on the mountain slopes of Europe. Its wood is white in color, even grained, soft, and light. It is used chiefly ...
-Fir
Fir wood resembles spruce and pine in appearance and structural qualities, these woods being often confused. Fir wood has a close grain which does not require filling. It stains beautifully, and is be...
-Redwood
The redwood tree is a native of California and is noted for its enormous size. Its wood is soft and light, of reddish-brown color. It is a durable wood, and, on account of its size, can be used in lar...
-Chapter XVII. The Treatment Of Side Walls And Ceilings
THE words Painted Wall immediately call forth visions of the glossy walls grandmother used to have in the kitchen. This same old prejudice against such a finish arises when the wall and ceiling trea...
-Chapter XVIII. The Proper Treatment Of Floors
VARNISHED and painted floors are coming into more general use each year in all classes of homes. The change from carpeted floors has not been a matter of taste and fashion alone. Cleanliness, healthfu...
-Varnish Finish for Hardwood floors
Hardwood floors finished with varnish, so as to bring out the natural color and grain of the wood, represent the highest class of floor finishes. Such a finish, however, is scarcely possible on anythi...
-Painted Floor Finish Outside
There is no choice in the finishing of porch floors and steps, except between good paint, especially made for the purpose, and ordinary paint. Paint gives the only durable finish for hard usage and ex...
-Chapter XIX. Materials For Remodeling And Redecorating
THE reader should consider this chapter as a supplement to Chapter XIII (Remodeling And Redecorating), in which this subject has been treated in a general way. Here the more specific information is gi...
-The Redecorating And Remodeling Of The Interior
For the redecorating and remodeling of the interior, a large variety of the materials are provided. It is in such work that one requires a finish especially prepared for each particular purpose. Mater...
-Enameloid
Enameloid is another thoroughly reliable enamel, although less expensive than Enamelastic. It is particularly suitable for kitchen walls and woodwork. The various colors in which it is made permit of ...
-Brighten-Up Enamel
Brighten-Up Enamel will produce an extremely durable finish for iron bedsteads, and can also be used satisfactorily for woodwork, wickerware, bric-a-brac, etc. This material will produce a glossy fini...
-Durable Household Varnish
Durable Household Varnish is another Brighten-Up finish which is extremely useful for redecorating purposes. It is a general-purpose varnish, which is tough and elastic, and adapted to almost any use....
-Screen Enamel
Screen Enamel is another material made for a special purpose. It prevents rust and prolongs the life of the wire window and door screens. It is equally good for the frames. The proper colors are black...
-Chapter XX. Specifications For The Illustrations
FREQUENT mention is made throughout this book of the illustrations, in each instance referring the reader to this chapter for further specifications. These illustrations have been designed with great ...
-Specifications For The Illustrations. Part 2
Color Plate F Roof - S-W Preservative Shingle Stain C71. Specification No. 2. Sash - S-W P. 393. Specification No. 1. Trimming - S-W P. Gloss White. Specification No. 1. Beams and Upper Trimming - ...
-Specifications For The Illustrations. Part 3
Color Plate L Ceiling - S-W Flat-tone Cream 832. Specification No. 33. Upper Wall - S-W Flat-tone Old Gold No. 840, followed with Flat-tone Glaze Colors. Olive Lake,............1 part. Cobalt...
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter I
Exterior Plate I Body - S-W Preservative Shingle Stain C82. Specification No. 2. Trimming - S-W Gloss White. Specification No. 1. Sash - S-W Gloss White. Specification No. 1. Shutters - S-...
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter II
Plate XII Body - S-W Concrete and Cement Finish No. 105. Specification No. 6. Trimming - S-W Preservative Shingle Stain B48. Specification No. 7. Sash - S-W Gloss White. Specification No. 1. ...
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter III
Plate XVII Ceiling - S-W Flat-tone Cream 832. Specification No. 33. Wall - S-W Flat-tone Old Gold 840. Specification No. 33 Wainscoting - S-W Flat-tone Maple Green 836. Specification No. 33. Woodwo...
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter IV
Plate XX Ceiling - S-W Flat-tone System Effect No. 1, obtained by S-W Flat-tone Ivory 833 and S-W Glaze Colors, Indian Yellow, 3 parts; Permanent Crimson Lake, I part, both greatly reduced. Specifi...
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter V
Plate XXVII Ceiling Panels - S-W Flat-tone Ivory 833. Specification No. 33. Cornice-plaster - Egg and Dart Relief Moulding finished with S-W Flat-tone Ivory 833 and S-W Flat-tone Glaze Colors, R...
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter VI
Plate XXXV Ceiling - S-W Flat-tone Buff Stone 839. Specification No. 33. Wall - S-W Flat-tone Maple Green 836. Specification No. 33. Stencil No. 46 - Leaves - S-W Flat-tone Glaze Colors, Oliv...
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter VIII
Plate LXV Body - S-W Preservative Shingle Stain B44. Specification No. 2. Trimming - S-W P. 462. Specification No. 1. Sash - S-W P. 462. Specification No. 1. Roof - S-W Preservative Shingl...
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter IX
Plate LXXVL Body - S-W P. 462. Specification No. 1. Trimming - S-W Gloss White. Specification No. 1. Sash - S-W Gloss White. Specification No. 1. Roof - S-W Preservative Shingle Stain B42....
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter X
Plate LXXXV Ceiling - S-W Handcraft Stain Early English Oak reduced 125 per cent. Specification No. 11. Wall - S-W Flat-tone White and S-W Glaze Colors, Olive Lake, 1 part; Cobalt, 1 part; and F...
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter XI
Plate XCIV Ceiling - S-W Flat-tone Ivory 833. Specification No. 33. Wall - S-W Flat-tone System Effect No. 23, obtained by S-W Gold Size and Aluminum Bronze and S-W Glaze Colors, Olive Lake, I p...
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter XII
Plate XCIX Dining-room. Ceiling - S-W Flat-tone Ivory 833. Specification No. 33. Wall - S-W Flat-tone Buff Stone 839. Specification No. 33. Woodwork - Oak - S-W Handcraft Stain Brown Oak. ...
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter XIII
Plate CII Ceiling - S-W Flat-tone Ivory 833. Specification No. 33. Wall - S-W Flat-tone Aurora Yellow 825 and S-W Glaze Colors, Burnt Sienna, 1 part, and Orange Lake, 1/2 part, both greatly redu...
-Specifications For Illustrations In Chapter XIV
Plate CIX Silk Scarf - One and one-half yards of twenty-two inch Crepe de Chene, finished at ends with one and three-fourths inch hemstitched hem. Stencil No. 19y, 3 3/8-inch deep, is placed two...
-Chapter XXI. The Importance Of Working Specifications
HOW many coats and just what kind of varnish shall I use on this woodwork? What kind of paint shall I use on my porch floors? and many other similar questions are continually confronting the home buil...
-The Importance Of Working Specifications. Part 2
Specification No. I - Exterior Paint all exterior woodwork with three coats of Sherwin-Williams Paint, prepared, in colors as directed. The goods shall be thinned for use with pure raw linseed oil ...
-The Importance Of Working Specifications. Part 3
Specification No. 5a - Metal Tiling All rust and scale shall first be removed by scraping, wire brushing, or other effective means. One coat of Sherwin-Williams Galvanized Iron Primer shall then be...
-The Importance Of Working Specifications. Part 4
Specification No. 12 - Natural Finish, Varnish And Filler For Woodwork Of Oak And Open-Grain Woods All oak (or other open-grain) woodwork in the following rooms shall be finished as follows: First,...
-The Importance Of Working Specifications. Part 5
Specification No. L6a - Mahogany Stain On Mahogany Mahogany woodwork in the following rooms shall be finished as follows: First apply one coat of Sherwin-Williams Handcraft Stain Mahogany, and afte...
-The Importance Of Working Specifications. Part 6
Specification No. 20 - White Enamel Finish On Cement Or Plaster (High Gloss) All cement or plaster walls, wainscotings, or other parts designated in the following rooms shall be finished as follows...
-The Importance Of Working Specifications. Part 7
Specification No. 25 - Stained And Varnished Finish For Floors Of Oak And Open-Grain Wood All oak (or other open-grain wood) floors in the following rooms shall be finished as follows: First, a coa...
-The Importance Of Working Specifications. Part 8
Specification No. 30 - Painted Finish On New And Old Floors Not Previously Painted (Interior) The surface shall first be cleaned and entirely free from grease and moisture. Three coats of Sherwin-W...
-The Importance Of Working Specifications. Part 9
Specification No. 37 - Brighten-Up Finish Enamel For Woodwork Or Furniture Lightly sand the surface to be enameled after it has been thoroughly cleaned and is perfectly dry. Then apply one coat of ...
-The Importance Of Working Specifications. Part 10
Specification No. 42 - High Gloss Finish For Kitchen, Bath, And Lavatory Walls First apply a coat of Sherwin-Williams Wall Varnish Size, and, when thoroughly dry, follow with two coats of Sherwin-W...







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