Restoration

Our first window restoration is entering the home stretch!In our last few posts about this project we covered old putty removal in a DIY steam box, paint stripping, repairing the broken sections, and applying Blopentine (Boiled Linseed Oil + Tupentine) to the stripped antique window sash to rehydrate and protect...
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Antique cast iron architectural hardware is beautiful, but what's the best way to protect it from rusting? Would you believe it may be as simple as giving it a bath? I picked up this method of treating cast iron many years ago while working in a window restoration shop. It's...
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Back in November we shared or progress on our Window Restoration project, and then we got distracted by other projects.This is the way of our home blogging and DIYing since the beginning. We start projects and then other projects take priority, so we stop projects. And sometimes we stop them...
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We're very excited to report real and discernible progress on our window restoration project. Long at last! Yes, it's true! Can you believe it?This project that we've been planning for and talking about taking on for a dozen years is finally underway. Not only is it in progress, the progress...
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When Alex and I moved into our first apartment, we were decorating novices. While we tried our best, we came up short in many ways, the most obvious being that we were so anxious to have our new home "finished," that we rushed out and bought what we needed. This...
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