Category Archives: details

Not long for this world

Soon I’m going to have to update this blog’s cover photo. Because that aluminum on top is coming off tomorrow! I had to climb onto the porch roof with the paint guy to show him I was serious about doing … Continue reading

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Chrome cleaning recommendation

Retro Renovation shares this intriguing review of a product that might make cleaning chrome less laborious. I’ve got a serious chrome collecting habit, but wow what a pain it can be to keep shiny. Curious to check out this eraser.

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Help from above

Divine providence or entropy or something has sealed the decision on whether the aluminum will be removed from the eaves and fascia on the east-facing gable of the house when we have the rest (which was never covered) painted. This … Continue reading

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Blocky beauty

I’m blown away by Mike Doyle’s Lego renditions of abandoned old houses. He built the one above, Three-Story Victorian with Tree, out of about 60,000 Lego pieces, putting in 450 hours of work. What attracted me to these at first … Continue reading

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Photo: Helen Levitt, 1942

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A door story

Came upon this nifty blog called Vintage Found Photo Stories via this post about a Masonic door knocker. The mere phrase makes my mind conjure crazy contraptions. A hand-shaped knocker that slaps you around—sure you want to go in there, … Continue reading

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Vinyl adventures

I’m looking for someone to refurbish these 50s dinette chairs. I know where to get new old-style vinyl. But I haven’t had any luck finding someone who will reupholster them for me. I especially want to preserve that swoopy white … Continue reading

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