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Hi there-In case you haven't seen this floating around social media, I thought I'd post it here. It's our latest quiz to test your knowledge on old house styles. It's short and fun. Give it a try!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lair Tienter Sep 6, 2016.

Finishing Basics for Woodwork & Floors
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Hi everyone!Here's a great how-to article that's in our May issue of Old House Journal. If refreshing your wood floor is on your spring to-do list, you might find it useful!Finishing Basics for…Continue

Tags: stain, finishing, floors, wood, woodwork

Started this discussion. Last reply by StoneHouseGuy Jul 13, 2016.

 

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The Design Center Sourcebook 2018

An annual book-size publication, the Old House Journal Design Center Sourcebook is the definitive guide to period-inspired home products, from tiles floors to wing chairs, hooked rugs to brass faucets. Order…See More
Jul 16
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The Design Center Sourcebook 2018

An annual book-size publication, the Old House Journal Design Center Sourcebook is the definitive guide to period-inspired home products, from tiles floors to wing chairs, hooked rugs to brass faucets. Order…See More
Jul 16
Emily O'Brien's blog post was featured

Visit a Storybook Style House

Home sweet gnome? This 1923 house in Los Angeles exemplifies the fairy-tale subset of Historical Revival homes of the early 20th century.By Douglas KeisterWind your way along the steep hillside flanking Griffith Park in Los Angeles, and you’ll encounter streets with old-world names. It seems fitting that,…See More
Jun 25
Emily O'Brien posted a blog post

Visit a Storybook Style House

Home sweet gnome? This 1923 house in Los Angeles exemplifies the fairy-tale subset of Historical Revival homes of the early 20th century.By Douglas KeisterWind your way along the steep hillside flanking Griffith Park in Los Angeles, and you’ll encounter streets with old-world names. It seems fitting that,…See More
Jun 25
Emily O'Brien's blog post was featured

A Preserved 1883 Brownstone

Across the river from Manhattan, a mansard-roofed townhouse built in 1883 gets the superlative treatment, guided by a preservation-minded designer.By Regina Cole"This a monumental undertaking, restoration with a capital R,” says Paul Somerville, a preservation consultant and interior designer based in…See More
Jun 5
Emily O'Brien posted a blog post

A Preserved 1883 Brownstone

Across the river from Manhattan, a mansard-roofed townhouse built in 1883 gets the superlative treatment, guided by a preservation-minded designer.By Regina Cole"This a monumental undertaking, restoration with a capital R,” says Paul Somerville, a preservation consultant and interior designer based in…See More
Jun 5
Emily O'Brien's blog post was featured

1950s Kitchen

The real-estate agent apologized for the old kitchen, but the new owners totally got it.By Patricia Poore“The kitchen is a Fifties nightmare, a horror show,” whispered the broker: It still had its turquoise cabinets, purple Formica, and scalloped trim—all part of a high-end remodel in this 1920s Storybook…See More
May 20
Emily O'Brien posted a blog post

1950s Kitchen

The real-estate agent apologized for the old kitchen, but the new owners totally got it.By Patricia Poore“The kitchen is a Fifties nightmare, a horror show,” whispered the broker: It still had its turquoise cabinets, purple Formica, and scalloped trim—all part of a high-end remodel in this 1920s Storybook…See More
May 20
Emily O'Brien's blog post was featured

The House That Passion Build

Forty years ago, collectors of early Americana set about creating a house worthy of the furnishings.By Tim TannerBoth Rich and Jean grew up not far from here, and met in high school. Jean had been a fortunate witness to something relatively unusual at the time. Her father had a twin brother who purchased,…See More
May 6
Emily O'Brien posted a blog post

The House That Passion Build

Forty years ago, collectors of early Americana set about creating a house worthy of the furnishings.By Tim TannerBoth Rich and Jean grew up not far from here, and met in high school. Jean had been a fortunate witness to something relatively unusual at the time. Her father had a twin brother who purchased,…See More
May 6
Emily O'Brien's blog post was featured

Quiet Upgrades a Modern Bungalow Make

Tweaked to align with the new owners’ preferences, a builder’s house gets an Arts & Crafts makeover with oak woodwork, stained glass, mosaic tile, and soothing colors and textures.By Regina Cole(From our sister publication Arts &…See More
Apr 23
Emily O'Brien posted a blog post

Quiet Upgrades a Modern Bungalow Make

Tweaked to align with the new owners’ preferences, a builder’s house gets an Arts & Crafts makeover with oak woodwork, stained glass, mosaic tile, and soothing colors and textures.By Regina Cole(From our sister publication Arts &…See More
Apr 23
Emily O'Brien's blog post was featured

Repurposed Floor Tiles

An old floor of earthy geometric tiles rescued from a razed church adds soul to a period-look row-house kitchen.By Brian D. ColemanIn their New York City brownstone days, serial renovators Robert and Cortney Novogratz wanted to…See More
Apr 9
Emily O'Brien posted a blog post

Repurposed Floor Tiles

An old floor of earthy geometric tiles rescued from a razed church adds soul to a period-look row-house kitchen.By Brian D. ColemanIn their New York City brownstone days, serial renovators Robert and Cortney Novogratz wanted to…See More
Apr 9
Emily O'Brien's blog post was featured

Georgian and Federal Color

Ca. 1770 - 1830, colors were brilliant, the patterns eye-popping.By Patricia PooreMuted is not the word to describe late-Georgian through Federal era colors, says color historian John Crosby Freeman. He points to the parlor at Boston’s 1796 Otis House, headquarters of Historic New England. The redecorating…See More
Apr 2
Emily O'Brien posted a blog post

Georgian and Federal Color

Ca. 1770 - 1830, colors were brilliant, the patterns eye-popping.By Patricia PooreMuted is not the word to describe late-Georgian through Federal era colors, says color historian John Crosby Freeman. He points to the parlor at Boston’s 1796 Otis House, headquarters of Historic New England. The redecorating…See More
Apr 2

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The Design Center Sourcebook 2018

An annual book-size publication, the Old House Journal Design Center Sourcebook is the definitive guide to period-inspired home products, from tiles floors to wing chairs, hooked rugs to brass faucets.…

Continue

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 9:08pm

Visit a Storybook Style House

Home sweet gnome? This 1923 house in Los Angeles exemplifies the fairy-tale subset of Historical Revival homes of the early 20th century.

By Douglas Keister

Wind your way along the steep hillside flanking Griffith…

Continue

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 8:25pm

A Preserved 1883 Brownstone

Across the river from Manhattan, a mansard-roofed townhouse built in 1883 gets the superlative treatment, guided by a preservation-minded designer.

By Regina Cole

"This a monumental undertaking, restoration with a capital R,” says…

Continue

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 8:00pm

1950s Kitchen

The real-estate agent apologized for the old kitchen, but the new owners totally got it.

By Patricia Poore

“The kitchen is a Fifties nightmare, a horror show,” whispered the broker: It still had its turquoise cabinets,…

Continue

Posted on May 20, 2018 at 9:40pm

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