The Pot Rack in Our 100 Year Old House

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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

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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

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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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Kitchen Stairs

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In the kitchen of our 100 year old house, the family that lived there in the 1960’s closed off and removed part of the kitchen stairs to make room for more counter space.  When we recently renovated the kitchen we were thrilled to bring back the original stairway. Here’s the before, during and after of our kitchen stairs project…

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Creating an Oasis with a Water Fountain

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We’ve had this water fountain for several years, and even a few different places, but this place is my favorite. Here’s how I went about creating an oasis with a water fountain…

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The Story of a Blue Jay

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Once upon a time there was a man and his wife that were working in their garden, when they unknowingly, through their eager actions to create a lovely landscape, did a horrible thing… and were faced with the realization that it would be difficult to make good with the disaster that faced them… What should they do? Throw in the towel, and try to forget the murderous actions somehow? This is the story of a blue jay that wouldn’t give up…

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A Brief Guide to Restoring an Old Wooden Door

Here’s an article written about the process to restore an old wooden door written by lockshopdirect.com and an advertisement featuring door locks.

A Brief Guide to Restoring an Old Wooden Door

There are many beautiful, older wooden homes scattered around the country that need nothing more than a little bit of loving to restore the extra shine that they once had in their prime. When undertaking a project like this, restoring an old wooden door is something that you’ll have to learn how to do.

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Creating a Verdigris Faux Finish on Pressed Tin Tile

 

HometoCottage.com Creating a Verdigris Faux Finish on Antique Tin TilePart of moving to a new, albeit 100 year old house, is figuring out what existing furniture will work in the new setting. With our recent move, I have been ‘fine tuning’ some of those pieces even a little more… and creating a new verdigris faux finish on the antique tin tile was breathing new life and a new purpose into an existing piece from our former house. Here’s why and how I did this verdigris faux finish…

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Library Before and After

HometoCottage: Library Before and After title page When we first bought our former house in mid-late 1990’s, this room actually was used by the previous owners as a small dining room. But we transformed it into a home office, piano room and library all in one, then after 17 or 18 years it was time to think about selling this house. Here is the library before, during and after, taking it from a bland, boring room into a room full of character and ready for the market.

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