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?


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.