Old houses can smell. Not always, but many do. Maybe your house had the crazy cat lady or a bunch of fraternity brothers who never cleaned up after wild parties. The older your house is... Continue reading
Hardwood floors are synonymous with old homes. It’s almost impossible to find an old home without them. And yet they are disappearing because people don’t realize how resilient and long-lasting they are. Unknowing homeowners and... Continue reading
Clients have been asking me lately why they should restore their old windows. So I’m half writing this for you, my readers, and half so I can have a handy printout to give to clients... Continue reading
The bumper sticker on my truck reads, "Please Recycle. Buy an Old House." It’s not often that a company can fit its mission statement on a bumper sticker. A beverage napkin maybe, but we boiled... Continue reading
As I write this post about oil-based paint, I realize that the information is quickly disappearing from both common knowledge and usefulness today. If you live in California, I don’t even think you’re allowed to... Continue reading
Every painter has his tips and tricks. So I know that this list will vary significantly from another painter’s. My grandfather had a long and very busy career as a painter, and before he passed... Continue reading
Photo Credit: Brabourne Farm Continuing our series of posts on Tiny Houses, I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Alex Pino of TinyHouseTalk.com. Alex is a fellow blogger and friend in... Continue reading
This is the 117 SF Weebee by Tumbleweed Tiny Houses that I’m looking to possibly build. Lately, I have been drooling over the idea of building myself a Tiny House. It may seem like a... Continue reading
I’ve got a fun reclaimed wood project for you today that we recently made for a local winery. They wanted a rustic, natural wood feel for their tasting room that was soon to open near... Continue reading
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