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Front Entry Chandelier.

The chandeliers in our front entry and our dining room came with the home upon purchase. We do not know if they were the first and only chandeliers in the home, but based upon the cloth wiring, they certainly date to the same time period of our 1916 home. Due to the aforementioned cloth wiring,… Continue reading Front Entry Chandelier.

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A Handy Pantry.

I love so many aspects of our home, and the new pantry is at the top of the list. I wanted a walk in pantry to house not only all of our daily dry goods, but also our appliances, baking needs, canned foods, extra condiments, plastic baggies, coolers, and paper towels. I am delighted with… Continue reading A Handy Pantry.

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The Library.

I love books. I love the physical presence of an actual book; not just while reading the book, but also when I run across it sitting upon my shelf years later, perhaps picking it back up for another read, or just remembering the treasures hidden within the bound pages. For me, my library will be… Continue reading The Library.

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Mudroom and mudroom bathroom.

So, as I said last post, our power is on!! This is huge, and I cannot actually wrap my mind around the fact that we are now on the other side of this massive leap. We had to re-do all of the wiring in the house due to the 100 year old knob and tube… Continue reading Mudroom and mudroom bathroom.

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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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Trim Work: Molding.

  Fall in Texas began yesterday, September 27th, at 4 pm. We started our walk at 3:30. It was sticky, sunny, hot, and still. All of the sudden, we turned a corner and felt an unexpected breeze as the clouds skipped above us and covered the sun, and then another refreshing breeze, and then a… Continue reading Trim Work: Molding.

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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