Last week we covered our very fortunate salvage yard find of our new front doors. We understood just how lucky we were to find exactly what we were looking for, but also knew that good luck on the front end was a simplified beginning to a project that was sure to...
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Like many older homes, one of the key period pieces in our home is the transom windows that still exist over most of the house's doorways. Strictly a utilitarian feature of historic architecture, transom windows were used to both allow additional light into or out of a room, and to...
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One of the things that we have the privilege of enjoying by owning an old home is the adventure of searching through salvage yards for items that "work" with the age and style of our home. When many people visit salvage yards, they are looking for something cool and old...
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Last week Wendy wrote about one of her principal design philosophies when decorating a room: incorporating at least one unique or one-of-a-kind item in every room. One of the items she briefly touched on were the decorative corbels that we have hanging in our front hallway. I've always loved this decorative...
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Last time on Old Town Home...We had bad front stairs, but I wanted good front stairs, but I couldn't find anywhere to get the good stairs. I almost gave up, but then we were watching This Old House's (TOH) D.C. season where Fred Mashack was doing their stairs. Through the...
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