Posts tagged "historic"
A Peephole to the Past In Our Dining Room

A Peephole to the Past In Our Dining Room

Remember how we had a hole in the wall from when our plumbing was all redone? After the hole being there so long, Lynne actually liked seeing the old lath and plaster from the 1850 construction of the wall and was reluctant about closing it up again.  Her mom told her she’d been to old houses...
Painting the Family Room- Part 2

Painting the Family Room- Part 2

  In addition to the paint itself, my sister-in-laws tackled another daunting project: removing the crazy little brackets in the doorways downstairs.  Now those brackets were STURDY… as you can see from the picture below (from when we moved in last year), they can definitely support my weight.  They were nailed, caulked, and perhaps wood...
Floors Are Refinished!!

Floors Are Refinished!!

  David and I had the most amazing weekend in Nashville, Tennessee visiting his sister and brother-in-law for Memorial Day!  We left on Friday night and spent Saturday, Sunday, and most of Monday relaxing with them and seeing their beautiful city.  We got home really late last night and were absolutely thrilled that our contractor showed...
Inspiring Charlottesville Farmhouses

Inspiring Charlottesville Farmhouses

I decided I’m going to start posting once a week about something that inspires me… and since today is Thursday, I guess it will be every Thursday! This week I’m writing from Kansas City and wishing I were back in Charlottesville with warmer weather.  I thought I’d see what all was going on around Charlottesville...
Roof Shenanigans

Roof Shenanigans

David and I went to his parents’ for Thanksgiving, and while we were gone, the roofers finally started on our roof!!  Back story:  when we first looked at our house on the market, the previous owners were totally upfront and honest about the condition of the roof… which was that it probably wouldn’t make it...
Historic Virginia Paint Colors

Historic Virginia Paint Colors

I’ve decided I want my kitchen to have the color green in it.  (If you know me well, this is hardly a surprise because green’s always been my favorite color.)  I feel like green is a good color for a kitchen because it is fresh but has the ability to be both energizing and relaxing....
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