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Park Cities Historic and Preservation Landmark.

Our home was honored with a Park Cities Historic and Preservation Landmark! For my Christmas gift this year, my sweet, adorable, and thoughtful husband did all of the paperwork and research needed to submit our application for this award. We hope our 1916 home serves as an encouragement towards preservation throughout our community and beyond.… Continue reading Park Cities Historic and Preservation Landmark.

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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.

100 years old · 1916 · before and after · Dallas · eaves · family · front porch · Highland Park · historic home · home · home renovation · home restoration · life balance · living room · neighborhood · old house · Prairie Style · preservation · renovation · restoration · stained ceiling · stained eaves · staining · Texas · transom · trim work · Uncategorized · windows

Exterior Stain: Progress Report

The staining process of the exterior eaves and porch ceilings began yesterday. Not only did our painting group arrive a day early (hooray), but they also formulated a semi-solid stain mixture to match our original chosen semi-transparent sample. Our original semi-transparent stain necessitated three separately applied coats of stain to obtain the desired depth of… Continue reading Exterior Stain: Progress Report