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Paint Storage To store usable paint for longer periods of time, you need to keep air from getting into the can. Here’s a few tips on how to store paint in an air tight container. Use a rag, not a...
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Posted 6 hours 43 min ago on A Concord Carpenter Comments
Our coloring book has been out a couple of months now, and I realized we haven’t really talked about how it got made. I can’t say we ever really thought about how a coloring book is made, so finding ourselves in the middle of doing one was quite the surprise.
In case you missed our previous mentions, Color at Home is an 80-page coloring book for adults, filled with everything from full room drawings, decorated vignettes, design mood boards, frameable art prints, and collections of things like pillows, chairs, and lighting. It’s $12.99, but places like Amazon have it for under $10 now (stocking stuffer alert!). We’ve got some peeks at it throughout this post, but you can also browse pictures on Instagram under #YHLColoringBook, like these below. We’re loving the gold fridge.... read more at This Young House
Posted 12 hours 27 min ago on This Young House
It was the best of the times, it was the worst of times... - Charles DickensAnyone who has survived a renovation will feel that way at some point or another. I know we certainly had our dark days during our remodel. So I thought it would be lovely to spotlight some great renovations and just how worth it all those "worst of times" can be. I first started chatting with Kyong (of the fabulous insta account and shop Koodeker) years ago. She and her husband renovated their Salt Lake City home and it's a show stopper. I'm going to start with her amazing kitchen and dining space which is such an fabulous makeover from ceiling to floor. But let's start with the before: And now the after.... Herringbone floors, cafe chairs, brass fixtures, marble countertops! It's just too good!Are you smitten?... read more at Brooklyn Limestone
Posted 2 days 13 hours ago on Brooklyn Limestone
One of the most difficult aspects of renovating an old home is to ensure your alterations are not only functional and attractive, but are in keeping with the character of the house.
The hallway on the day we moved inAnyone who has renovated a home of a certain age knows this all too well. The simple fact is that an old home’s character and identity comes from its many small details that were given the upmost of attention.... read more at Old Town Home
Posted 5 days 12 hours ago on Old Town Home
It was a big week in Chicago this week. The Cubs won the World Series, deyed the river blue, and had a big parade. I work on Michigan so it made for a fun work day. I also felt that it was a good week for work on the house. The weather was great, I got the garage cleaned up and it can now be used for parking cars instead of staining wood, and I did a lot of work on the beadboard. I was able to finish all but two small sections of beadboard this week. It looks great and will be nice to finally get to the scraping and painting. I don't hold out a ton of hope that I will get much done before it is too cold but I am crossing my fingers. ... read more at Tiny Oak Park Bungalow
Posted 4 weeks 2 days ago on Tiny Oak Park Bungalow
Campell Hausfeld just released two new air compressors- the pancake DC060500 and horizontal DC080500. Both compressors include all the features you’d expect from a trusted brand like Campell Hausfeld. What sets these compressors apart is the low sound output. Both compressors are designed to be among the quietest in the industry.
Campell Hausfeld sent us one of the new horizontal compressors to try out. Opinions are my own. Read on for the full review.
Up to 50% Quieter
If you’ve ever used a compressor indoors for framing or painting, you know how loud it can be. It’s almost impossible to talk over a typical compressor as it cycles on and off. Even worse, it can be a real disturbance to a homeowner as you work.... read more at One Project Closer
Posted 8 weeks 4 days ago on One Project Closer
The central stair hall / vestibule of our house is pretty unique for a Philly row house. The door is centered in the front facade and you immediately have three choices when entering the front door: turn left to the living room, go straight up the stairs, turn right into the dining room. Fourth option is of course turn around and down the stoop to the garden.
It’s not a spacious front hall by any means, but it does mean we have a gracious steep and wide stair which is always on display to guests and tempting small children to climb.
As mentioned before, we started test- stripping some paint and had paint samples on the wall and the risers. For 6-7 years.
It was easy to overlook this area as we wrapped up other projects.... read more at Madison Square
Posted 11 weeks 21 hours ago on Madison Square
As a reminder, when I started the back stoop, which seems like forever ago, it looked like this:So it was time. At the end of the last post, the stoop was looking like:It was getting there. Really, all I had to do was paint, but if you know me - I......hate.....painting! Stain on the floorboards and two coats of B-I-N primer, and two coats of paint later, here it was (of course Linus supervised throughout):Oh, just a quick step backward - here's the stoop without the doors. As you can see the mower and some other things are stored below:What you can't see here is that the storage runs the entire length of the back porch, more storage is always good!... read more at 173 Our Old House
Posted 13 weeks 2 days ago on 173 Our Old House
AGL, our current electricity provider, recently updated us to a digital or “smart” meter. The specific model that they installed is an EDMI Atlas Mk10D.
When we had the meter installed by AGL we were informed that we could opt out from the new meter. We decided to go ahead with it because it would allow us more detail of our energy usage.... read more at Renovate Australia
Posted 14 weeks 1 day ago on Renovate Australia