Yesterday was a day like no other here at Old Town Home. Why? A television crew from the DIY Network popped over to film us (and a few friends) for the show I Want That! Here's a run down of the day's exhausting and very fun and exciting events. Update: Now that the...
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As part of our overall vestibule/curb appeal 2.0/new salvaged front door efforts, we've opted to change the configuration of the entry to the house. We're doing this by moving the current front door to the inner door, and then placing salvaged divided lite double doors on the front of the...
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I've been doing some significant woodworking in some capacity for the last eight years, and some of the projects I've worked on are what many people would consider intermediate to advanced. One tool I've come to rely on quite extensively is my router gauge to measure my depth of cut....
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It's not often one get's the opportunity to purchase an exquisite piece of American history, and if you have about $6,000,000 burning a hole in your money bin, this is your opportunity. For the rest of us, we'll just have to observe from the sidelines, but we'll have some fun...
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Last week, in part one of this post, I covered just a few of the wonderful specialty and boutique shops that have recently opened in the Old Town area that have transformed our quaint town into something akin to California's wine country. While places like Sonoma, Napa, and the Napa Valley...
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It's no secret. Alex and I love living in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria. The charm and history of the city, and its proximity to Washington D.C. make it an extremely desirable place to live and visit. At the same time, we're obsessed with the Napa Valley wine country. If you...
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If you're a reader of our blog, or if you are a new reader and look back through some of our posts, it is no secret that I am somewhat obsessive when it comes to the historically accurate details and character elements of our home. I obsess over the details,...
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If you are a homeowner that enjoys DIY renovation, you've probably had the opportunity to patch a hole or two in your drywall. If you're an owner of an old home, especially one with plaster, you've probably had the pleasure of trying your best to patch a hole or two...
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Last week's Toolbox Tuesday post covered everything we looked for and our ultimate choice in the Porter Cable router that we purchased. While shopping for a router, I knew I wanted to use it for was to tackle the staircase wainscoting task. I also knew that the work couldn't easily...
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We had another wonderful 4th of July holiday yesterday. I honestly can't think of a better place to spend the 4th than in Washington D.C. Wendy and I have lived here since August 2000, and we've gone to the National Mall to watch the fireworks each and every year. Quite...
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Home to George Washington, originally proposed location of the Federal City, and a significant location for many of the forefathers and historically important personalities in the fabric of the United States, Old Town Alexandria is often blanketed in a patriotic show of red, white, and blue. As one might expect,...
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I can't think of a day much better than any Saturday of a three day weekend, it's really hard to beat. So much potential, so much to accomplish, and a whole three days, not the measly two we are used to.  But, as Ferris Bueller has wisely informed us, "Life moves...
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With the 4th of July holiday looming and only a few short days to prepare for our barbecue with friends, my thoughts have turned to the logistics of a fun and festive menu. If you've read any of my previous entertaining posts, you'll know that cupcakes are my specialty, and this holiday...
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