One of the critical elements of our front door and vestibule project is the various hardware that is installed on or around the door. We've already covered our ongoing mail slot saga, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to the mail slot we've got the knocker, peephole,...
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I'm a sucker for dogs, pugs especially. So when I was at The Dog Park, a local pet boutique for the doggie ice cream social last weekend, I couldn't help but to be drawn to a greeting card display. All of the cards featured dogs or cats, but there was...
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Two weekends ago I once again needed to use my belt sander. This time it came in handy when removing glue and excess material on the joint of the new extension piece on the front door. The sander performed perfectly and made quick work of the task, leaving us with...
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As much as we'd like people to believe that our renovations and projects go smoothly and are completed without flaws, sometimes things take far more time and are far more frustrating than either of us anticipated. The truth is, any renovation that ends up looking "right" typically takes a considerable amount...
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You may recall a post from a few months ago where I attended the first ever Truckeroo in D.C. What is Truckeroo, you ask? It is an organized gathering of approximately 20 of D.C.'s popular rolling eateries otherwise known as food trucks. On a Friday of each summer month, Truckeroo...
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Yesterday, August 11, 2011, Wendy and I realized that it was the official 11th anniversary of our move from the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio to Washington, D.C. It's hard to believe, but as fresh faced college grads we packed all of our necessities and made the six hour journey to...
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Historic Old Town Alexandria is choc full of houses, churches, and other interesting historic structures. Hundreds of homes pack the tree lined blocks of our densely populated D.C. urban suburb, each one unique in its own right. For this very reason, walking the streets of Old Town just to admire...
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I'm not too ashamed to adopt and try my hand the latest moronic Internet meme that comes along. (Not sure what a "meme" is? Check out what wikipedia has to say about it.) And the latest meme is Horsemanning! I've been known to plank a bit at the office, have created...
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Today's post is in honor of our youngest and newest crew member Lulu, who celebrated her second birthday on July 20. Here at Old Town Home, a birthday is as good an excuse as any to take a respite from house projects, celebrate life, and to experience an extra indulgence...
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Last week we finally got to the step in our front door restoration project where we needed to reinstall the molding around each panel of the door. While we could have completed this task with a hammer, nailset, and finish nails, the whole process was greatly simplified with the use...
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Wendy and I had a tremendously busy but very fun and extremely productive weekend. Looking back on the two and a half glorious days away from work, we squeezed in hanging out with friends, dinners out, chores, events, and a good amount of work on the front door.  One of the...
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Since I love talking about food trucks (almost as much as I love eating at food trucks), and don't want to OD people on food truck posts, I figure it can be an on again, off again Friday tradition... starting this week :-) The Red Hook Lobster truck rolled into the...
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Now that Wendy and I are about one week shy of our 11th anniversary of moving to the Washington, D.C. area, I think we can pretty solidly qualify as locals. We've gotten to know the lay of the land, what's fun and cool, and what most tourists really enjoy (we've...
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When we're not working on the house or wandering around DC and Old Town Alexandria, Wendy and I love to travel. Unfortunately, we've not travelled nearly as much as we would like and are often in awe of people who truly get to see the world. Though not home renovation related,...
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While I'm absolutely thrilled that we've been making great strides to finishing our front vestibule project, something left me feeling a little uneasy this week. That's where my new buddy Merv comes in. You see, Alex spent a good portion of the weekend "growing" the new front door, and we...
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