Sunday, December 08, 2013

Front steps! The day that ugly awning comes down will certainly be a happy day.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Looking for a door like this one, is turning out to be a bit of a pain. I could do without the mail slot though.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

I decided to head out to Lancaster PA yesterday and just spend some time at Architectural Salvage yards trying to find a door to replace the one that is currently on the house. No luck. I guess I'll keep checking craigslist, but I'll probably just end up buying new. I was able to get these 2 exterior lights for the front though--and the price wasn't too bad, ...only $80bucks. He even helped me find the appropriate porcelian insert for the bulb which I'll put in after I clean these up. Each glass has a crack in it which probably helped with the price, but I can just turn it toward the back. Far cheaper than Rejuvination

 I went to many salvage yards, but was my favorite. The owner was very knowledgable and helpful. If you live in PA and are anywhere near it, you should give it a try.

I went to a lot of salvage yards that felt more like I was walking into an Urban Outfitters with loud music and high prices.

 I'd love to go to the salvage yard in Baltimore called Second Chance. It's just a bit too far for me. Anyone been there?

Do you have a favorite salvage yard?

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

I've been looking for a new front exterior door for quite some time. Was thinking of getting a new Simpson door, but the more I think of it, I think it would be cool to have an original door. Problem is,...they don't hang around too long, and are often sold. I love this one, but it has a big crack in it and is just a bit narrow. If anyone has a suggestion where I might find an original arts & crafts style door please let me know! Thanks.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Walking through Princeton yesterday, I came across this nice awning---Love those brackets. Would look great above the side door.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Our beautiful Rejuvenation Hardware light fixture. Now I just need a large circular oak dining table below it and I'll be set! Can't wait to order new front entry lights from there, just wish they were 1/2 the price. We're looking for a new entry door right now, and I haven't seen one that we're that crazy about, and we have 4 catalogs worth. Oh, well. Going back up on the roof today.....finally.