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Our basement may be a complete disaster, but dammit, we want it to be a well lit disaster!!Ever since we bought our house in 2003, we've been fighting a bit of a losing battle in our basement. This narrow but long space plays quintuple duty on a daily basis. Storage,...
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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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Even if you know of Old Town's famous "Spite House" on Queen Street, did you know that it's not the only one in town?Though Old Town Alexandria is full of stately historic homes that leave many visitors impressed, one of the most famous, or perhaps infamous home's in Old Town's...
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When it comes to historic plaster repair and restoration, there's definitely something to the old adage that "practice makes perfect!"After all, this is why a professional plasterer has to apprentice for years before they're formally allowed to work on anything that anyone is even allowed to see. Thankfully for us...
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