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How to Research the History of Your House


J.R. BURROWS & COMPANY: Lace Panels & Madras Muslin Curtains Burrows Studio has been celebrated as a champion of Victorian and Arts & Crafts Movement design in the New York Times, Victorian Homes and the Old-House Journal since its founding in 1985.

J.R. Burrows & Co. Lace Curtains


How to Tackle Your Home To-Dos

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vintage hardware and lighting vintagehardware.com

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Old home renovation

HGTV's 'Rehab Addict' gives tips on restoring old houses


Nicole Curtis' Top 5 Tips For Buying and Restoring Old Houses - CountryLiving.com

Nicole Curtis' Top 5 Tips For Buying and Restoring Old Houses


35 Tips for Restoring Old Houses - Old-House Online

35 Tips for Restoring Old Houses - Old-House Online


Tips to restore old hardwood floors on a budget.

Refinishing Old Wood Floors


Add old-house charm to your kitchen using unexpected lighting flourishes, as in the sconces flanking a sink in this kitchen.

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House of Brinson: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying an Old House

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Thinking about buying an old house? Be sure you know all of the common problems, hidden costs & benefits involved.

Buying an Old House? - Common Problems, Hidden Costs & Benefits


Restore old windows and doors. This needs to happen to my house. Fall cleaning project perhaps.

Restore Old Windows and Doors: Revive the Finish


A Cheerful Foursquare Restoration - Old-House Online - Old-House Online

A Cheerful Foursquare Restoration - Old-House Online


How to repair historic wood windows... wish we had looked at this before winter!

How To Repair Old Windows


kitchen island using old doors.. love it! by Marilyn Wah Yuh McCoy

kitchen island using old doors.. love it!


Five worst mistakes you can make in fixing up an old house: 1 - replacing the old windows; 2 - tiling or carpeting over hardwood floors; 3 - putting aluminum or vinyl siding over clapboard; 4 - replacing plaster walls with sheetrock; 5 - removing architectural details unique to the house (inside or out).

5 Worst Mistakes of Historic Homeowners (Part 1 Windows)


This before and after photo from a customer shows how effective this tub and tile refinishing kit was at restoring an old claw foot bath tub. You can get the same results renewing the look of the tub and tile surfaces in your bathroom.

Rust-Oleum Specialty 1-qt. White Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit-7860519 - The Home Depot


Repair beautiful old wood trim in lower level of house instead of refinishing it. Will need to refinish the window sill where the cats scratched it.

Trim Repair: How to Fix and Revive Trim


Never, I repeat, NEVER replace historic wooden windows with new vinyl "energy saving windows," that's a load of BULL! Get a good window restorer out to repair your windows, and add storm windows if you have none already. Here are some more helpful tips. Remember, wavy glass = (REALLY SUPER OLD NEARLY IRREPLACEABLE) antique glass. Virtually priceless.

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You don't have to tear down plaster walls to insulate an old house. There are easier, cost effective ways to beef up your old home's insulation.

How To: Insulate an Old House - The Craftsman Blog


Restoring a Craftsman Farmhouse - Old-House Online

Restoring a Craftsman Farmhouse - Old-House Online


There’s nothing quite so beautiful as the blackened, shiny patina of a well-seasoned cast iron pan. There are a few specific rules in keeping your pans in pristine condition. If you do, they’ll reward you with good service for many, many years

Seasoning Cast Iron Pans


With the help of a slow cooker, water and dish soap, caked-on paint can be easily removed to restore the original details that give character to a home. Restore old brass hardware around the house with these easy instructions. http://www.ehow.com/how_6831910_restore-brass-hardware.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=inline&utm_campaign=fanpage

How to Restore Brass Hardware | eHow


Old House Crazy - How to Restore Pulley Windows - DIY - 03

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