The Front Door

I still remember walking into the front door of the Crow’s Nest the first time and seeing the original front door still in place. I knew we had something special right away. The house felt old yet maintained. It felt loved. It felt like an old friend coming back from a long trip. It sounds […]

Treading softly

Gosh it’s been a while. I’m sorry I took such a long break. There has been a lot of activity at the house but at the same time, not many of projects have gotten finished. As of right now its a matter of documenting what I have done as well as finishing the multitude of […]

The China Hutch

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. This is a post that was meant to go up this summer but never did. I thought of making this post as part of the finished dinning room post but I have come to realize something about myself and about my house. It will never be “finished”. The […]

The Window

This post is a bit of a throw back but still really important. When Sara and I were planning to get married I wanted to build something for the altar. Since we were getting married outside I felt like we needed an arbor or a backdrop that would make the day just a little more […]

For the First Time in Forever

We finally have air-conditioning! In all the years since the Crow’s Nest was built, it never had built in air-conditioning. We are so excited that we can now control the temperature of the house in the summer and I am so happy that I do not have to put in heavy window units all over […]

Picking and Searching for Treasures

I have a problem. No more like an addiction when it comes to shopping. It’s something I wish I could do everyday. Facebook marketplace, ebay, etsy, amazon, and auction sites are my kryptonite. Usually I’m looking for the perfect antique or something for the house or gifts for my family. Sara congratulates me every time […]

The Reality of the Situation

I realized that I haven’t really shown you guys a completed room in a while. My goal was to show you one completed room at a time. I would begin by showing you how the room might have looked at various time periods, then explain my way through the design process, show you progress photos […]

The types of Old Home Owners

I have found that there are many types of Historic Home Owners and that they usually fall into groups that often have to do with their approach to historic home restoration and preservation. I will say that there is no exact wrong way to go about a restoration aside from ripping out original features just […]