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A Cattywampus Hallway.

Swinging into Texas Fall; 80 degrees and sunny one day, 40 degrees and sleeting the next! Our beloved light filled 100 year old home is filled with millions of engagingly historic features I adore; it is also filled with several challenges brought on by the passage of time. The most irritating of these age induced… Continue reading A Cattywampus Hallway.

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Quick Glance Back: Exterior Color Before and After.

We removed all of the overgrown bushes from the front of the house. Not only is it nice to have a fresh slate for new plants, but we can also glimpse back to the original exterior color. The painters didn’t paint the area behind these plants, and so we are able to appreciate the newly… Continue reading Quick Glance Back: Exterior Color Before and After.

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Pulls, Handles, Latches, and Knobs.

The vast number of cabinet and drawer hardware choices precariously teeters upon the edge of limitless. Overwhelming describes the task facing anyone who undergoes the task of picking out their cabinet hardware. One must consider style, shape, size, finish, material, and mechanism (ring pull, bail pull, bin pull, drop pull, pull style latch, turn style… Continue reading Pulls, Handles, Latches, and Knobs.

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Fully Unveiled Exterior and Back Porch.

The protective covers over the eaves have been removed and almost all of the exterior painting is fully complete! The front railing still needs to be replaced and painted white. Here are some updated photos from this morning. Stain color is Cedar Bark, brick color is Illusive Green, and trim color is Extra White. Below:… Continue reading Fully Unveiled Exterior and Back Porch.

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Stained Eaves and Painted Exterior.

Our eaves are fully stained and they are just as warm, rich, solid, and strong as we had hoped. I love how the wooden eaves almost glow from within and envelope the house in a cozy hug; cheerfully welcoming, graciously kind, and lovingly peaceful; the same qualities I try to instill in each heart of… Continue reading Stained Eaves and Painted Exterior.

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Door Knobs: An Opening to the Past.

  The first time I walked through our home I fell in love with the uniquely enchanting door hardware. Please reference this previous post highlighting our original door hardware: How do I love thee…let me count the ways.  Each door featured a different knob, a different back plate, a different story, a different feeling. Rather… Continue reading Door Knobs: An Opening to the Past.