February 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Functional Forms by Glen G Guarino

Press Release

New, one-of-a-kind table and mirror designs by artist Glen G. Guarino will be

exhibited at the New Jersey School of Architecture…

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Added by Glen G.Guarino on February 27, 2010 at 5:45pm — No Comments

"Green" Qualities of Old Houses

Restoring an old home is really recycling on a grand scale. Extending the useful lifespan of a structure keeps literally tons of material out of landfills. Landfills themselves create an obvious environmental impact by altering the landscape. Additionally, much of demolition waste dumped in the landfill is wood (framing lumber, flooring, subfloor, sheathing, siding, lath, cabinets, etc.) and will decompose releasing carbon to the atmosphere. As long as wood is retained in a structure, it…

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Added by Brian Campbell on February 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Lancaster Historic Home Show 2010

Greetings All,

Only four more days until the debut of the first Lancaster Historic Home Show there are over 80 exhibitors, from architects to textile manufactures to Old World mortar suppliers. An educational component to stimulate and enlighten the conversation for promoting the traditional trades, preservation and conservation for the greater good of us all. See you there..

Added by Lois Groshong on February 22, 2010 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

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Visit us at www.historicprop.com Whether you are a buyer or a seller we are well respected real estate experts specializing in historic, antique and other distinctive properties. We service most of New Hampshire.

Added by David Deysher on February 20, 2010 at 9:13am — No Comments

Inexpensive window treatment that works for all periods

If you are anything like me when you bought your historic home your decorating dollar was way down on the list of "must do's" and yet the windows DID need to be covered in some way that was hopefully period appropriate, nice enough to be able to stay up for an unknown amount of time and also affordable. One word, LACE, I have often recommended this to clients when the expense of treating the windows was out of reach for the moment and luckily for the average homeowner there is one company…

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Added by Louise H. Corderman on February 17, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Contest: Best Storage Ideas!

Calling all handy homeowners! In conjunction with our storage-themed April/May issue, the editors of Old-House Journal are looking for your best old-house storage ideas. We realize that a lack of storage space is often a huge disadvantage of older homes, but we also know it's true that necessity is the mother of invention—so we're betting you've found plenty of creative ways to get around the storage conundrum. Send us a photo,… Continue

Added by Clare Alexander on February 16, 2010 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Removing wallpaper...looking for the easy way!

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Actually, I don't want to remove the wallpaper. It's stuck to the wall very well. There are only a couple of seams which need adhesive. Previously, someone has painted over it. I have the wall covering which spans cracks and makes a smooth, new surface. It goes up like wallpaper, but there isn't a a pattern. After it's up, there's a nice, smooth wall begging for some color.



I've read I should remove the wallpaper first. But...has anyone had luck with ignoring that… Continue

Added by Vinnie Vinson on February 3, 2010 at 1:28pm — 2 Comments

convict built house in western australia

G'day to all you old house lovers. this is my first attempt to write something on this sight. The homes shown are just incredible many remind me of the Adams Family u know 'the creepy and the cookie mysterious and spooky' with spires and loads of levels,massive timbers and wonderful paint jobs.

I live in a small town about 100klm east of Perth Western Australia. The town looks like somthing out of an old wild western.Est in 1836. There are many old stone ruins around,plenty of old… Continue

Added by stephen beattie on February 2, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

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