Monthly Archives: July 2012

Labels for the Garden – DIY

As summer plants are dying off and we are [wishfully] preparing the garden beds for fall, I realized that a few low-profile labels for the plants would be helpful this year. Some of the herbs, especially the mint, die back … Continue reading

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Restoring Old Pulley Windows to their Former Glory – DIY – Part 1 – Tear Down

If you own an old house, there’s a pretty good chance your windows, which probably don’t work/are painted shut, have little pulleys at the top of the window frames. Have you ever seen them working on windows that are either … Continue reading

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Three Summers of Scraping Paint – Now We’re Done – DIY

Other than a few small areas that need tidying, I am finally done using the awful tool in the photo above. It’s been a long run: three summer vacations spent manually tearing away layer after layer of angry old paint … Continue reading

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