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I grew up watching 'This Old House' and remodeling our Northern Californian rambler with my dad as a teen. I have a love of old homes and structures. In a time where homes are made and sold in weeks I want to preserve the old home's history, uniqueness and limitless potential.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

under construction... not neglected... kind of

This blog is "under construction" (sounds so official). I plan on this blog/site being up and running by 2012. This site is dedicated to the older, aged things in life. Refinishing, refurbishing, redecorating or just leaving them alone to relish in their intrinsic beauty and making them new/relevant again.

Until this site is up you can go to my more random, less defined blog HERE. ;)

Friday, February 4, 2011

outdoor lighting ideas

We have a 1940's red brick house with black shutters and a green door. Our exterior light fixtures are white and blend into the house.

The previous owners added an extra large garage onto the side of the house. The garage door is white, surrounded by white vinyl, it's all very... well, white.

To give the garage door a little character I bought black iron hardware to give it a carriage house feel. The hardware is decorative, not functional and only cost about $25 for the most basic 6-piece set. (examples shown below).

I would like to add the 2 lights below to go on either side of our garage door. The black lighting, with the black iron garage door accents will hopefully make the garage a design feature and not just an "add on" after-thought.

I love the hanging lantern below for our front porch. And it should fit with the older style of our home. We have an entryway overhang that will accommodate this style of lighting.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

coming soon...

I am currently working with a friend of mine who is a graphic designer to create a logo for my new blog here at old house-new house. So excited.

to visit my old blog go here.