While many of Old Town's residents are tucked into their warm beds with dreams of turkeys, stuffing, and pies occupying their thoughts, we've set out for the 2013 rendition of the Old Town Boutique Black Friday deals! That's right, 30% off between 6:00am and 8:00am, with 20% until 10:00am, and...
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Now that the holidays are upon us, many are looking for a little weekend getaway to a picturesque destination where you're able to enjoy some of the sights and sounds most frequently associated with the season. From Christmas trees to menorahs and carolers to kilted bagpipers, few places are as...
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With this week's gut busting Thanksgiving holiday looming, I'm thinking about a few ways I can make the festivities a little lighter on the waistline. If you're anything like me, a major part of the challenge is just coming up with the things you want to cook. On my to...
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While we've been spending a whole lot of time discussing the somewhat long and drawn out process of fixing and skim coating our bathroom walls and ceiling, we haven't just been focusing our attention on the upper half of the walls. If you'll remember back to what feels like forever ago,...
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Are you ready!? We've got another absolutely thrilling post surrounding the tremendously suspenseful endeavor of plaster repair and a major skim coat undertaking. Woah, watch out, I hope that fall you just took out of your chair after I told you our post topic for the day didn't hurt too...
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Like many families, in our home we participate in quite an array of different traditions. Whether we're talking about annual events attended with friends and family, family recipes that bring back memories, or traditions surrounding the holidays, it's important to us to set aside some time and attention to make...
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The holidays represent such a special time of the year. For us, our family, our friends, and millions of other people throughout the world, the holiday season brings with it joys, good tidings, and an opportunity to give the people you care most about a thoughtful gift or two. Unfortunately,...
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Up until this point in our plaster repair/skim coating series, the joint compound we've been applying to the walls has felt a whole lot thicker than the term "skim" implies. This is all normal since we've been building up the base and structure of the plaster with new material, but...
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Oh, the love hate relationship I have with our master bathroom. I dream of the day I can soak in our salvaged claw foot tub, surrounded by freshly painted wainscoting, basking in the glory of the beautiful Carrara marble and sparkling polished nickel fixtures. But sadly, those days are still...
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We left off on our in-depth "how to fix plaster and skim coat like a boss" series of blog posts after having applied the initial rough coat of joint compound over top of the screen/scratch coat we had applied in the previous steps. And while any wall or ceiling that...
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Quite some time ago I wrote in a Toolbox Tuesday about the pliers I like to use to remove nails. This has been a great solution for my purposes, and something that I picked up when working for a contractor in college, but it hasn't been without its problems. Occasional...
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Today I have a sense of triumphant exhaustion. Such is the life of a DIYer. A weekend warrior who happens to also sacrifice many weekday evenings as well. Little to show for the efforts but a tremendous sense of victory having won a minor battle amidst the chaos of a...
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