Saturday, May 24, 2014

Taking the roof scaffold down today on my last dormer. The rain is a bit tropical today....always on and off with some sun in between. Peaceful...except for the occasional leaf blower.




Saturday, May 10, 2014

After much deliberation,  I decided I really didn't need a double laundry sink in my basement. It was made of soapstone and it was huge. I never thought I'd ever break the thing up, but I did, and it really cleared up a lot of room. I replaced it with a simple $80.00 sink from Lowes that came with a faucet. It was a no brainer. While I was there, I came across a product called lint trapper. You place the thing right in the drain and it collects the lint before going down the drain. No need for a lint screen on the hose itself! Simply clean it off and re-use. You should check it out- it's brilliant--

It's hard to beat a post as sexy as a lint trap...but I'll try and kick it up a notch on my next post.

OK--back to working on the roof.




A very broken piano turned into a desk. The piano was beyond repair. I saved all of the remaining oak to later re-purpose. All metal including piano harp is now in my car for metal recycling. Man,... that harp was heavy.





 The original kitchen door leading to the basement was beyond repair, so instead of replacing it with a full door I decided to put in a swing door that was cut in half to will allow a bit more light coming from the side door. I found an old oak door someone put out for trash, and it worked great. I really like the ball catch in lieu of a whole door knob.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Just purchased these concrete urns for the front. Took a while to find, but I'm quite happy with them. Now to find some flowers to put in them--and it's back to the roof!



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 oldhomeparts.com 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?