Month: December 2017

Scott’s Best of 2017

By Scott Sidler

Scott's Best of 2017

Merry Christmas! I hope you’re enjoying your time with family since that is exactly what I’m doing too! Every year I like to take a look back and take inventory of the content that I’ve put out on the blog. […]

How To: Maintain a Fireplace

By Scott Sidler

how to maintain a fireplace

When the temps turn cold, the fireplace springs into action again to keep us warm and cozy as we stare transfixed at the dancing flames. There is something magical about a wood burning fireplace that can quiet rowdy children and […]

My Favorite Color is Patina T-Shirt

By Alyssa Carroll

patina shirt

Hello old house lovers! We may be located all across the world, but we are a community of people with the same passion for creating, repairing, and restoring that ties us together, right? That’s why we’ve created something to start […]

How To: Restore Hardware (Video)

By Scott Sidler

how to restore hardware

One of the most satisfying things about restoring an old house is the night and day transformation when you restore hardware. Years of paint and rust can make you think the hardware isn’t worth saving, but I assure you that […]

The Dangers of Sandblasting Old Brick

By Scott Sidler

old brick wall

Old brick buildings across the country have a tendency to get painted over the years by owners looking to “improve” their look. Whether its just a chimney or the whole building that’s been painted, a lot of us want to […]