When Wendy and I sat down to write our obligatory "year in review" post, you know, the one where we're supposed to gush over how we completed every single one of the items on our resolutions list and more, how our lives are more full and richer for having done...
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Since starting our blog back in 2011, the thing we've been asked for most frequently (and have never delivered on) are floor plans that show the overall layout of our home. It's not a surprising request, especially given the narrow "shotgun" layout of our 15 foot wide home. Many people...
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We'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!If you're in the mood for a little Old Town Home Christmas story, be sure to check out our tale of How the Wendy Grinch Stole Christmas. From Wendy, Alex, Mel, & Lulu
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Of the many questions we typically receive regarding our home renovation efforts, one of the most commonly asked revolves around paint stripping. From those curious about the general efforts, to the people who are interested in the nitty gritty details of the approach we take (and perceived benefits), they're a...
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It's no secret that we love the holiday season. Whether we're enjoying the festive atmosphere of the Old Town tree lighting and Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend parade, or just a relaxing stroll around town taking in the Christmas decorations that adorn the houses, Christmas in our neighborhood is a special...
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If your Decembers are anything like ours, they're jam packed with parties and projects. From holiday get togethers to annual traditions, December seems to be wall to wall with events, and very light on the free time.While we may be very busy this time of year that's no excuse for...
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Several weeks ago at pretty much the same time the mercury in the thermostat, like a migratory bird took that fateful wintertime dive to the south, I embarked on a type of endeavor that I always seem to be undertaking at inopportune weather periods. However, the project is one that...
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I think we're going to stick with the euro spelling of moulding rather than molding for now (at least for this post), though we're decided flip-floppers on this.A little while ago we filled you in on the progress we've been making on the master bathroom beadboard wainscoting. I can't tell...
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If there's a group of people we understand and identify with the most, it's easily the relatively small community of old home owners who are undertaking renovations either partially or fully on their own. It's one thing to own an old house, another to renovate it, but it's a whole...
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Jump to 1:05am updateYep, that's right. As has been tradition for the last few years, any "real" or forecasted snow storm in the DC metro region needs a catchy name. Snowpocalypse, Snowquester, and Snowmageddon were classics in recent years, so this time around we're blazing the trail and are coining...
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If you saw any of our posts last week or some of our entries on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you already know that the Scottish Christmas Walk and associated events took place this past weekend. This gathering of Scottish heritage and Christmas celebration is the very reason we anxiously await...
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Today we're bringing you the final installment in our plaster repair/skim coating series. It's been a long time coming, but wrapping up any significant finish project like this is actually one of the more tedious aspects of the overall project. And like the many steps before it, this step involved...
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This Reader Reward is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Margaret!You know what they say. "It's the most wonderful time, of the year." In Old Town this is very true as this coming weekend marks the highly anticipated Christmas events celebrated throughout the town by locals and visitors alike. Yes,...
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Amidst this past long holiday weekend's marathon of moderate gluttony spliced with periods of recovery, which most often resembled one or both of us wallowing like a beached whale, we were fortunate to experience a Thanksgiving with several wonderful friends and excellent food. Sprinkle in some unabashed consumerism, a ceremony...
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