Interior Decorating/Pimping Out Your Place

Discussion in 'Masculinity and Lifestyle' started by Servo, May 4, 2018.

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    Estate sales you can find oriental rugs that might conceivably be 120 years old that will look 80-90% as good as a brand new one but for 10% of the price. Don't let the fact that it's been sitting around in a dusty old attic or garage fool you, they clean up nice.

    The one complaint I have is the fringes invariably get nasty after awhile but they can be removed.
     
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    Not sure what thread to put this in, so here - cookware! We all know that cast iron is good, and I intend to get a good Field skillet for the new place, but what about saucepans? I don't want to spend ten shitloads on cookware, especially when i'm about to drop $135 on one skillet, but I also don't want Chinese dogshit. I just need a saucepan or two for rice and for lasagna noodles. Is ceramic or aluminum a safe bet, or should I just spring for stainless steel?
     
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    You can get high end stuff for reasonable prices (example: https://www.webstaurantstore.com/vollrath-69210-tribute-10-natural-finish-fry-pan/92269210.html). All-Clad is probably the best known name for stainless steel cookware, but overpriced in my opinion.
     
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    Stainless steel is ideal, it isn't that expensive since it lasts decades instead of being finished after one fork scratch like a nonstick. This is one of those things I'm so spoiled from estate sales on, they're always at the old houses! One of my local church resale shops also has a big kitchen section with lots of SS.
     
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    But doesn't everything stick to them? Can you do scrambled eggs in a stainless steel pan without hours of soaking afterward?
     
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    I have a SS pan that has been in my family for 35 years. I have never had any issue with it.

    Translation:

    Oi m8 stop being a lazy kunt get ya a SS pan. Ya dont need a ZOG coat on anything!
     
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    Ok will give it a shot.
     
  8. Tzar

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    My family got a bunch of copper skillets and I don’t care for those, you have to use different oils for different foods, avocado oil for this, coconut oil for that... I just want to throw a bunch of bacon grease in the damn thing and go, is that too much to ask for?
     
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    Masters Stainless Steel care;

    Cook whatever. While it's still hot Putin sink and add soap and water.

    Eat.

    By the time I'm done eating, a quick scrub with a green scrubby and it's clean. Stick on stove to air dry.

    Done.
     
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    Low heat + butter makes eggs easy on stainless steel. You can't scorch stuff on them that's all. Kitchens use them for a reason, once you get it they're the best! Cast iron is #1 for doing special stuff but I can't use it every morning when there's no time to dry it properly.
     
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    What do you guys think of getting canvas reprints of famous stuff? Always loved this painting; flirting with the idea of a $32 reprint for a small-ish one.



    Will it fade to shit in like 2 years, or just straight up be conspicuously inferior?
     
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    Can you get a grill or fag or hetero artist (now very rare as BAP has explained very well) to help you tie it all together? That's important, you don't want a big eclectic mix of stuff that doesn't match. Might be best to find some established style of decor you like a lot and then more or less duplicate it in your space (without getting cluttered). That dope print of drunk english foxhunters makes me think you shoud look into "English Country" decorating

    https://www.impressiveinteriordesign.com/the-beauty-of-english-country-style-home-decor/
     
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    So after seeing one of these I thought it was of good enough quality that it's worth at least trying. People want re-prints of all kinds of good shit in their places, the issue is just finding good quality ones.
     
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    This is basically what I want it all to feel like.



    All wooden furniture needs to be dark-varnished (light-varnished bookshelf still REEEEE)
     
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    Fully supportive, as long as you don't overdo it and it subtly complements your personality or lifestyle. I have a large framed print of this one:

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    I was always partial to the "Penguin Classics" (or whatever) series because of the interesting selection of classic artwork that always adorns the cover. My copy of The Idiot has this one on the cover, another one that I think would appeal to anyone who's spent years in school:

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    Went to one of those pawn shops today where all the estate liquidators take the stuff that can't get sold right away. Was able to pick up what looks like it could be a Hitler piece for $25.
     
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    Sorry, a what? A Hitler painting?
     
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    Any recommendations for replacing the padding/cushions on an old glider rocker? My sister's giving me her old one, and the thing's a bit worn and has some tears, not to mention the padding is basically non-existent. I've tried looking on Amazon, but most of the ones i've found so far have some very mixed reviews and i'm not sure I can trust them.
     
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