Paint Removal

Last week we covered our very fortunate salvage yard find of our new front doors. We understood just how lucky we were to find exactly what we were looking for, but also knew that good luck on the front end was a simplified beginning to a project that was sure to...
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Our seemingly endless efforts to strip the paint in our home have led to years of trial and error experiences until we found the tools that really work well for our purposes. Today's Toolbox Tuesday will cover the tools we use that are must haves when stripping layers of old...
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You may have been wondering why we've been focusing so many posts on our home's entryway over the last several weeks. We've covered our previous efforts on the hallway renovation, staircase restoration, harlequin paint treatment, cast iron entry stairs, and the front street light. There is a method to our madness...
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As recently as the 1970s and '80s, Old Town wasn't the quaint, desirable, charming destination that it has become. Historic properties had fallen into disrepair, crime was rampant, many homes were being used as tenement rooming houses, and, according to an elderly neighbor, the intersection visible from our front door was...
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We bought our house in January 2003. I started itching to write a blog chronicling our renovation adventures by 2004. Since then, I've bored my co-workers and Facebook friends with details of our follies over the years. It is now 2011 and we finally have our DIY blog up and...
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