Last week we began outlining the somewhat long but very effective process we use to ensure our home's original plaster walls are both able to remain intact and assume a look more becoming of typical walls and ceilings. You know, smooth, without cracks, and not attempting to fall to the...
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With our annual Halloween party looming, I was racking my brain to come up with a fun and creative party favor that could top...or at least compete with last year's Halloween S'mores party favors.  I mulled it over, perused hundreds of photos on Pinterest, looked through my library of Halloween books...
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Plaster. This single, solitary word in the old house vernacular elicits a visceral reaction of sorts in many people. It's a characteristic trait of buildings from 60 years to much much older that embodies the true nature of love/hate relationships among DIYers, renovators, preservationists, rehabilitators, flippers, home inspectors, and pretty...
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Deferred maintenance is the pits. This is especially true when that deferred maintenance is needed on something you already hate and want to replace, but you've not gotten to that point in your project list. And deferred maintenance is the absolute worst when the fact you've deferred it, even on...
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Dust collection is easily one of the single biggest challenge when keeping an avid DIYer's shop or workspace at a level cleanliness that is at least somewhat respectable. If you've ever had a woodworking or sanding project in your makeshift shop or workspace, you know the possible disaster that seems...
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