Though our siding to do list was growing rather than shrinking, we had accomplished most everything we could without addressing the ugly nine headed gorilla in the room of "how are we going to work up high on the side of the house?" It was a simple dilemma, but one whose...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 10
With two of our big three questions related to our major siding project answered, we were feeling good about the project that had loomed to large over our lives. Determining both the siding design and material, as well as the tools that would allow us to actually apply it...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 6
Hello, my name is Wendy, and I was sucked into our local H&M grand opening event. It's not a proud nor a particularly glorious moment of mine, but I must accept my actions and recognize my foibles for they define me for who I am. Roughly a year and a...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 21
One of the true lessons of old home ownership was the realization that few people really know what lies beneath when opening up floors, walls, or ceilings. You're equally as likely to find solid "bones" of a house as you are to fine the patchwork of projects gone bad. Those...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 16
Ah, the joys of a massive project undertaking. Though most major projects come with long hours, new skills, and inevitable wedded bliss (wink wink, nudge nudge), the joy I'm talking about is my mantra! My credo! My rule to live a DIY life by! It's been a while since I...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 3
Last week we introduced you to a major undertaking we had to tackle after the extensive water and termite damage we discovered in our kitchen. The water infiltration, poorly installed and poor quality siding, the shoddy and unsightly architectural element attached to our home, and the failure to remove prior...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 12
Whenever we get ourselves into the throws of summer heat, I'm reminded of the DIY siding project we did some time ago that stands as one of our personal "turning points of DIY." If you're equally as ridiculous as we sometimes are in thinking we can handle home improvement items,...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 13
It almost goes without saying that there are a large number of truly old homes in the historic district of Old Town Alexandria. As a whole, Old Town represents one of the most densely packed areas in the country when it comes to homes on the National Register of Historic...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 10
If there's one thing to know about me as a homeowner, it's that I'm paranoid of water. My fear of water, or at least of water running rampant in our home, stems from what's been drilled into my head over the years. Water is the enemy of structure, and when...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 4
Farewell my dear friendRelief from heat you offeredDeflated you sit Oh the horror! The party pool we purchased two summers ago, for the bargain price of only $29 smackers from Target, has hosted its last party. It served us well during its time in our company, offering us a cool retreat...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 16
The life and responsibilities of a DIYer definitely do not end with working on new home projects. Maintenance and correction of home-related issues are equally if not more important in many instances, although not nearly as glamorous. This weekend was a particularly rude reminder of this simple yet often forgettable...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 16
Our backyard is small, it's true, but it's one of our home's spaces that we happen to love with with all of our heart. Our backyard is our entertaining space, our relaxing space, our outdoor dining space, our gardening space, Lulu's squirrel chasing space (and sometimes potty space), our party...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 4
This evening, at 7:45pm, the Washington Monument is going to put on a show. This may seem odd for a hulking stone structure that's been in the same spot for more than 150 years, but the National Park Service has a light display planned that we don't want to miss....
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 8
Do you remember my post yesterday? You know, the one about making patriotic table place cards from paint chips? If you didn't see it or need a refresher, the focus of the post was far more on Alex's adventure in boosting copious amounts of free paint samples during a recent...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 7
Try saying "patriotic paint chip place cards" five times fast. Whew, it might be a mouthful to say, but they're a snap to make. This project started...well, to be honest, just this morning...as I know we're hosting a small informal shindig tomorrow at our house to celebrate the 4th of...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 10
  • Search

  • Login
  • Follow
  • Advertising

If you're looking for information on advertising and sponsorships, head on over to our sponsorships page. You can purchase site sponsorships in a few easy clicks. 

Toolbox Tuesday
Open Housing

  • Popular Topics
  • Comments
  • Blog Roll
  • We're Featured!

Old Town Home has been featured in the following places and publications:

The Washington Post
 
Washingtonian Magazine
 
Domino
 
Old House Journal
 
 
Apartment Therapy House Tour
 
Washington Post Express Feature
 
Home & Garden Blogs
 
© 2017 OldTownHome.com. - Privacy Policy
Login Below
or
Sign in with Facebook
Connect

Unexpected Error

Your submission caused an unexpected error. You can try your request again, but if you continue to experience problems, please contact the administrator.

Working...

Working...