Day Trip to Stonewall Kitchen

HometoCottage.com Day Trip to Stonewall Kitchen

Here’s a perfect activity for a rainy, non-beach day when your travels take you to southern Maine… Perfect day to do something else besides the beach. Stonewall Kitchen company store is located in York, Maine, and is one of my favorite rainy day stops! Here’s what to expect if you ever find yourself on a day trip to Stonewall Kitchen…

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Coastal Cottage Style Table

HometoCottage.com Coastal Cottage Style Table

Here’s a super simple DIY project… haha… I notice that as I’m getting older and older, my DIY projects are getting easier and easier. But this one was a really fun re-do of a sturdy but ugly little kitchen table to create a coastal cottage style table. Here’s what I did:

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The Benefit of Power Flushing

(This is a collaborative post)

If you are looking for a way to save money and prolong the life of your central heating system power flushing is a good idea. Here we explain how it works and tell you a bit more about the potential benefits.
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Built-In Buffet Details

 

HometoCottage.com Built-in Buffet DetailsWe were so fortunate that when we bought our 100 year old home, a couple years ago now, (boy, it’s hard to believe it’s been that long already!) even though prior to our purchasing it, the property had gone through several owners in the past 15 years, and even back to the bank once or twice, but with all that, still, pretty much all of the original trim and details had been maintained very well. (except the kitchen and bathroom which had been ‘updated’ in the 70’s) The built-in in the dining room is original to the house, but needed some detailing, so here is what I did with the built-in buffet details…

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Inspiration for Colors

HometoCottage.com Inspiration for ColorsThe kitchen in our 100 year old house is mostly white with gray and pale yellow with aged maple floors. That’s why when I found some vintage oak stools, they just weren’t doing the trick. I needed to find some inspiration for colors from something and here’s what it was…

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Vintage Wicker Easy Sew Cushions Tutorial

HometoCottage.com Vintage Wicker and Step by Step for Easy Sew Cushions

We have a wonderful porch on our 100 year old house that after my 1st failed attempt in placing furniture on it, I realized it needed vintage wicker. Once I found the right wicker furniture I then realized the cushions needed a bit of tweaking… Here I share with you the step by step, vintage wicker easy sew cushions tutorial… Sewing new cushions may not be as difficult as you think. Here are a few tips and shortcuts to make it as quick and easy as possible.

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The Pot Rack in Our 100 Year Old House

HometoCottage.com The Pot Rack in Our 100 Year Old House

Finally!! I am going to show you the pot rack in our 100 year old house today! This was a DIY project that we accomplished with minimal tools and skills. Here’s what we did:

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Chalk Paint Dresser

HometoCottage.com Chalkpaint Dresser Title

In my quest to make one of the spare bedrooms in our 100 year old house more suiting to our granddaughters, I’ve added this chalk painted dresser. Here are a few details about this vintage piece…

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Beautiful Downpipes

 

Beautiful Downpipes

When you are restoring a house, small details are important. They make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of your home. This is particularly the case when you are talking about the outside of a home.

The other day I was looking around the neighborhood and noticed that many of the homes appeared to still have their original downspouts or, as the Brits call them drainpipes. That got me thinking and wondering how that was possible, after all many of these homes are over a hundred years old.

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DIY Picket Fence Wall Hooks

DIY Picket Fench Wall Hooks

Here is a fun and easy project, picket fence wall hooks, made from literally some junk that could have just as easily wound up in the garbage… a piece of scrap wood and a few odd pieces of junk. I’m calling it a ‘picket fence’ wall hooks project, but we didn’t even have any old pickets on hand, so here’s what we did…

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