Roseann Foley Henry

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Roseann Foley Henry is a writer, editor, and home improvement buff. She and her partner and their two children live in Bayside, where they are ever-so-slowly renovating a classic 1920 Dutch Colonial. Among her writing credits are The Life of a House, the story of a tiny gatekeeper’s lodge that was once home to her great-grandparents in County Clare, Ireland. Check her out on Google +!

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MARCH 13, 2014 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Reclaimed Brick

Brick is an extremely sturdy construction material. It’s attractive, fire resistant, and low maintenance—and it stands up well to weather. Because brick is so durable, there’s a growing m...

MARCH 11, 2014 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Reducing Dust

For most people, dust is a housecleaning nuisance. But for those with respiratory ailments or allergies, dust can be a real health threat. I have some tips for reducing dust, so you can s...

MARCH 10, 2014 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Painting Raw Wood

You probably know that bare, raw wood needs to be primed before it’s painted. For best results, though, there are a few steps that you should take care of even before you start priming. L...

MARCH 5, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Fixing Chipped Stove Enamel

There’s something so crisp and clean about a kitchen with a traditional, white porcelain enamel stove. But sometimes all it takes to chip that gleaming surface is a dropped pan or a clums...

MARCH 3, 2014 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Baseboard Covers

Baseboard heating has been a popular choice for homeowners since the 1950s. But over time, baseboard units can start to look shabby, as their sleek metal covers accumulate dents, scratche...

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Plaster Wall Cutouts

It’s pretty straightforward to cut a hole in drywall to add a light switch, electrical outlet, or even a recessed shelf or niche. If your walls are made out of old plaster, the job is a l...

FEBRUARY 25, 2014 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Woodworking Chisels

No woodworker’s toolbox is complete without a set of chisels. If you’re just getting started on do-it-yourself woodworking, here’s what you need to know about choosing and using chisels. ...

FEBRUARY 24, 2014 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Painting Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding started to become popular after World War II, when this metal, which had been so crucial to the war effort, became more readily available. Valued for its weather resistanc...

FEBRUARY 21, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Pulling Nails

You may be pretty good at swinging a hammer to drive in a nail, but there are plenty of do-it-yourself jobs that will require you to get some nails out instead of in. Here are a few quick...

FEBRUARY 20, 2014 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Restoring Old Windows

If your home has old-style double-hung windows with heavy sash weights on pulleys, you probably know that they’re not very energy efficient and they can be a pain to repair when those sas...