Category Archives: Restoration

Updating/Restoring an Old Stereo Console – DIY – Part 2 – Demo

**Finished Product Post** I started moving forward with the stereo console project this weekend. Below, you can see the before picture of the console. It was purchased in 1971 by my parents and is representative of the style of the … Continue reading

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Updating/Restoring an Old Stereo Console – DIY – Part 1 – Planning

**Finished Product Post** In 1971, my parents purchased a brand-spankin-new stereo console from Sears. It was stylish, well made, and one of their first furniture purchases. This beast had a radio tuner, record player, and an 8-track player. In true 70s … Continue reading

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Removing Paint from Old Window Hardware – DIY

One of my least favorite things about owning an old house is the fact that, somewhere down the line, a lazy person painted over all of the hardware throughout the house. This includes doorknob escutcheons, window hardware, light switch plates, … Continue reading

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