Monthly Archives: April 2003

Front Yard – New Flower Bed

This little area next to the porch used to contain grass.  But, after adding the fence last year, this area now seemed more suited to be a flower bed.  Besides, you can never have too many flower beds, right? The … Continue reading

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Main House Roof – Time For A New One

April showers bring May flowers, and also leaks in the roof… It was time to look into getting a new roof.  We ended up hiring a local independent guy to do the job.  And, so began the long, arduous process … Continue reading

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Main House Eavestroughs – Before

The current eavestroughs are white, “k-style” steel.  These can’t be original to the house because the “k-style” eavestrough didn’t become widely used until the 1940’s.  That said, “k-style” eavestroughs don’t look that good on a Victorian house and these leak … Continue reading

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Bedroom 2 – The Restoration – Cleaning More Door Hardware

One of the door mortise locks, covered in years of paint. One of the door mortise locks with all of the paint cleaned off.  To remove the paint, we used the boiling method. One of the doorknob face plates, with … Continue reading

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Bedroom 2 – The Restoration – Staining The Woodwork

The entry doorway frame, completely stripped and ready for stain. Baseboards and other parts with the stain applied. Applying stain to the entryway door frame. More pieces with stain, and a new piece being prepared for stain. Finishing up the … Continue reading

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