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Posted 1 day 11 hours ago on A Concord Carpenter Comments
Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. May your turkey turn out perfectly and you get to enjoy it around people who love you. ps: the adorable apron and kitchen tool set is from red envelope. She just loves putting the apron on before she "cooks".Want a sneak peek at my latest project? Follow Brooklyn Limestone on instagram, facebook and twitter for lots more... read more at Brooklyn Limestone
Posted 1 day 12 hours ago on Brooklyn Limestone
Our tub may be in the bathroom, and the overbuilt drama of how that would happen may be behind us, but there's still a lot to do before we're done. Among the many aspects of getting this tub into its final resting place, we have to get the feet into shape and onto the tub. The problem, we don't know exactly how to attach these feet.
You see, these feet came with the tub, but they were already disconnected when we picked up the tub. To add to the complication, there were no bolts or parts, just feet. Part of the process is obvious as there are brackets cast right into the base of the tub that offers a mounting location for the feet.
On our tub each foot is stamped with a number that correlates to a bracket location of the same number on the tub.... read more at Old Town Home
Posted 2 days 10 hours ago on Old Town Home
Four years later, we painted the back door to the alley… We’ve been looking at this paint mock up for a long time.
I’m not sure why, because it only took me 2 hours to paint it… and that was with a toddler playing in the living room. Of course I was able to do some much needed touch ups on adjacent areas, and we took the opportunity to fill in the goughed out trim…
It is so much more zen in here. Now, to finish installing the threshold :)
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Posted 2 days 22 hours ago on Madison Square
Somebody had fun with this house. This trippy lil’ thing is located in Los Angeles, California. It is up for sale for only $389,900 – a bargain price for LA – no? The listing says it was built in 1921. I’m going to assume there was an original structure under there somewhere dating back to […]... read more at housecrazy
Posted 5 days 12 hours ago on housecrazy
Now that the mural is starting to progress, the magnitude of this project is finally starting to settle in on me. I have a good chunk underway on one wall and over the past few weeks, I completed a terpintine wash on the other three walls and have started to fill in some of the major color areas. In order to save some time, I spent a day mixing all of the major colors in the painting: a yellow, orange, two greens, a dark brown and lighter brown, and two cooler blue and pink grays.... read more at Tiny Oak Park Bungalow
Posted 1 week 5 days ago on Tiny Oak Park Bungalow
This home, with its close proximity to deck, beach and dock was designed to maximize the small site for family vacations and gatherings, as well as enhancing the stunning lake view. Family and friends enjoy the multiple outdoor gathering spaces and screen porch from spring to fall and the warmth of the wood interiors and fieldstone fireplace create a comfortable atmosphere for gathering during the winter months.Capturing the views and breezes, the house is oriented to place as many rooms on the lakeside as possible. The design of the home draws upon the steep gabled Victorian cottages of a past era while integrating features of the current lakeside vernacular.... read more at Post and Beam - Timber Frame Blog
Posted 2 weeks 2 days ago on Post and Beam - Timber Frame Blog
This home, with its close proximity to deck, beach and dock was designed to maximize the small site for family vacations and gatherings, as well as enhancing the stunning lake view. Family and friends enjoy the multiple outdoor gathering spaces and screen porch from spring to fall and the warmth of the wood interiors and fieldstone fireplace create a comfortable atmosphere for gathering during the winter months.Capturing the views and breezes, the house is oriented to place as many rooms on the lakeside as possible. The design of the home draws upon the steep gabled Victorian cottages of a past era while integrating features of the current lakeside vernacular.... read more at Green Home Design Architect
Posted 2 weeks 2 days ago on Green Home Design Architect
Jill and I spent the weekend at Assateague, Maryland’s coastal island and home to its famous wild horses. It was cold and windy but lovely–we had a heater in the van (a new addition). And we took the dogs, of course. They always make travel more interesting. I love the beach during the off-season for the obvious reason: we have it all to ourselves.
Legend has it that Assateague’s horses were survivors from a shipwreck two hundred years ago. A more plausible explanation is that these stocky, wooly horses are feral descendants of horses belonging to local inhabitants who brought their horses here to avoid taxes and fencing restrictions. The horses, I guess, got out of hand — and got out.... read more at Houselove
Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago on Houselove
After three years in the making, the boiler epic finally wrapped today. I have a brand new, Williamson 140,000 BTU steam boiler.Granted, it's not on the epic scale of Lord of the Rings but I think it took even longer to complete it.
This story began in 2011 with this tale of woe. I had big plans about extending the house renovation by gettting rid of steam heating altogether and replumbing the house for hot water heat instead.
It made sense to do this for several reasons. First is that hot water heat is cheaper to run. You're not heating a cauldron of water to the boiling point and having static pressure force steam evenly throughout the house.... read more at @BrooklynRowHouse
Posted 5 weeks 2 days ago on @BrooklynRowHouse