Door Hardware Clean-up Tutorial

It’s another tutorial friends…because I learned something new (and super easy) and feel like I should save another poor soul any wasted, unnecessary effort. We saved all the original main floor doors – because they are completely amazing! Both the doors and all the hardware had at least 87 coats of paint on them. At

Tuesday Tidbits

Time for another Tuesday Tidbits and it has been a busy week! While we don’t have a “deadline” to be into the house, we have deadline. The exterior will not be done until next spring/summer (I’ve accepted it and moved on). However, we believe the interior will be mostly done by the end of the

Tuesday Tidbits

It’s been another busy week for us on the house! However, this Tuesday Tidbits is all about doors. As you know from last week’s posts, I’ve been stripping the original doors all week. However, I am now down to the last side on the last door! I’m trying desperately to not think about the trim, casing, windows,

Tuesday Tidbits

It’s time for another Tuesday Tidbits! We have been busy this week continuing to hang light fixtures. It feels like we are only half way through this particular project. But admittedly, the fixtures are enjoyable because of the instant change we can see. At the last minute, I realized there were a couple of corners

Mystery Solved!

We are so happy that we have had a huge very insignificant mystery solved! As you know, this home was built in approximately 1865 (per the family). When we purchased the home, there was a tight, curvy staircase in the back of the house. The staircase had been turned (which we found out after we gutted

Doors, Doors, Beautiful Doors

Our home has some beautiful doors.  I’m not talking pretty, oh-those-are-nice doors….I’m talking about stunning doors.  They are huge and they are so heavy you can’t even fathom it (until you try to open one of them). They need a lot of attention, but we are prepared to give it.