Monthly Archives: July 2014


My friend, John Wilmes, often helps me with interior painting.  He’s a hard worker and passionate about doing a good job.  Normally, I’d be too busy to join in with the painting, but this time I could. Not many photos … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The good is that no one painted over the natural wood work. The bad is what people did to it over the years. The ugly is the end result… Fortunately, natural wood finishes are my specialty, so it came back … Continue reading

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Replacing the Thresholds

Time for a little show and tell. I love the old original entry doors.  They’re stylistically appropriate, and often only need a little TLC to work well.  PLEASE don’t replace front doors with the “Home Depot Special”… hate when I … Continue reading


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Thankfully, the house wasn’t badly chopped up when it was converted to a two-family.  Often, in the process, the original details of the entry hall are lost.  At 1407, they made two secure units by putting locks on any door … Continue reading

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