On an otherwise beautiful September morning, along with much of the world, our lives changed forever. Though we lost no one close to us in New York City, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, or Washington, DC, the experiences of living through the day have left a lasting and profound impact on us that...
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The work we've been doing on the new front doors has involved quite a bit of restoration. Not only has this restoration applied to the salvaged items we've purchased, but also to the portions of the house which were already in place. This has included paint stripping, plastering, tiling, wood...
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Me...paranoid? A little crazy? Um, I guess so. This fact may have been proven by my fanciful idea that the location of our new letter slot would be a magnet for perverts and burglars. As you may remember from a previous post, the location of the mail slot in our...
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Thus far we've kept you apprised of major and minor progress on our vestibule efforts. Though sometimes tedious or mundane, each task has taken us one step closer to the goal at hand -- a completely reconfigured front vestibule with a salvaged, shiny and high gloss inner door, and outer...
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Over the years I've been doing a lot of woodworking on various projects. From wainscoting to doors, and desks to shelves, I've been slowly honing my skills and tool collection to support my new found love and appreciation for the sometimes infuriating task of woodworking. Though I had some familiarity with the...
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It's one productive weekend here at Old Town Home. Although we're not ready to officially unveil the fruits of our labor via a blog post, we're offering up sneak peeks via Facebook and Twitter. Can you guess what we're up to?  Want to join the party? Simply click on the "Like Us"...
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Merlindia and Benethiopia, for the uninitiated, are the nomadic lands of the Fojol Brothers and their wonderful food trucks. I've mentioned the Fojol Brothers in a previous post about Truckeroo, but I wanted to give them a proper shoutout with a post that is entirely about their style and their...
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Up until this point, each of our Open Housing posts have featured homes in Old Town Alexandria, for better or worse, to help give our readers the inside look at some of the gems in our area. But as some of you may know, there's a piece of my heart...
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