Renovations

There are many reasons that I chose to move, but one of the most important is to live a more simple life. I know there are numerous websites and books on how to live a “Simple Life” but I like to do things my way, which...

This week I was able to finish painting the cabinets! This was an important milestone not only aesthetically, but functionally as well. I still have quite a few projects left to do, like refinishing the kitchen sink. Not to mention completing the built-in cabinet with a zinc...

Work on the Hagerstown House is coming along nicely and I thought it would be fun to do a series of posts on the cool architectural details that help make this old home so amazing. Most older homes have elements that are original to the house...

As many of you who have been following me for a while know, I am a huge fan of furniture hardware. This love extends to the hardware on all of the original cabinets, doors, and windows of the Hagerstown House. And like all old houses,...

For the next week or so, I’ll be dedicating all my time and energy to getting the Hagerstown House ready to move into and Tuesday was my first full day there. I expected to hit the ground running, so to speak, but the day went...

Like everyone else, I tend to spend some time at the beginning of the new year assessing my plans for both my personal and business life. In my case, those two areas tend to blend together more often than not. When looking at everything I...

As many of you know, my house in Hagerstown is rather old. It was built in 1925 and although it doesn't make it a dinosaur, it's had almost one hundred years of wear and tear (and bad repairs)! But this was not my first old...

Several months ago, I came across an ad for a solid wood bookcase being sold nearby. The price was right so I decided to purchase it, but had wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do with it, so off to the garage it went. After...

While working on the Hagerstown House this past weekend, I had some downtime in the evening and was able to assess what had been completed and what still needed to be done. While looking around, I realized that all the projects in the house fell...