Our old house has beautiful floors. You wouldn’t be able to buy these floors now, and so I value them tremendously. They are irreplaceable to me, like many features of our 115-year old Colonial. So you can imagine how upset I was when I went to sweep one day and found the rug in our guest bedroom stuck to the floor.
Since our house is more than 100 years old, we have a variety of lights in our rooms and hallways. Some sconces, some hardwired lights, but we actually don’t have many lights that are controlled by a switch. Thankfully there are plenty of products on the market that can light up just about any space in you home, including ones that create a light switch
Today I’m sharing some tips on how to clean hardwood floors. About 85% of our floors are original hardwood, which means they are 116+ years old young. Before we moved into our house a few years ago we refinished them on the entire second level. They get extremely dusty and since they are so dark, you can see everything that falls on them. People think old
With last week’s two posts on the curtain updates in my living room and foyer, I thought I’d give you the behind the scenes tour of how I get those long panels up and into our walls. I’ve done a tutorial before on how I hang up items in plaster walls, take a look here. I use that technique on all of the curtains I
In most design magazines these days you see beautiful white shiny trim, doors, and molding. It’s pretty much the standard for crown, baseboard, windows, and the like. White framed walls, floors and windows are bright, beautiful, not to mention crisp, clean and simple. And I love them. In my old house all of our trim is original wood and I’ll never paint it. Here’s why.
Alternative titles for this post include: I Decided to Rip up the Vinyl Floor in the Bathroom OMG, I’m about to Explode with Excitement About Tile And my favorite REAL title for this post: I found original white hex tile under our old ugly vinyl bathroom floor!!! OK. I’m calm, I promise. Can you believe I found hex tile in my house? I’m so excited
Hello and happy Monday to you. Have you adjusted to Daylight Savings Time? I am tired this morning. I think it takes me a week to recover! The other week I showed you my newest furniture makeover, a silver dresser that I had glazed, sanded and shined up with some metallic paint. In the photos of the dresser you might have noticed some new photos I hung