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Removing wallpaper reveals imperfections

By Amy Dolego The living room in our very old house was fitted with dark wood shelving in one corner and had flowered wallpaper that was sorely out of date.  We wanted to remove both and had no clue

Prying Rocks Proves Difficult

By Amy Dolego It seemed so simple when we started.  All my husband and I wanted to do was to remove the small rocks that were sticking up out of the back yard lawn.  They looked like the tips of

Paint Transforms Exterior

 By Amy Dolego

A Mystery Addition for the Garden

By Amy Dolego   Yesterday, after a busy day photographing the interiors of several gorgeous houses on location, I came home and found a mysterious surprise waiting for me.  Someone had left a

A Laundry Room is Born

By Amy Dolego In every very old house, I imagine there is at least one room that is kind of creepy.  We had one such room.  It was a dank, dark storage space that smelled foul.  Spots of black mold

Martin makes me a Bat House

By Amy Dolego We met Martin and his wife, Nancy, at a party that a nice neighbor threw to introduce us to the people around town shortly after we moved into our very old house.  We immediately hit it

Cellar Dweller Digs in the Dirt

By Amy Dolego Our very old house still has the original dirt basement.  With its low ceilings and my small stature, I’m the only person who can stand up straight while walking in it.  Consequently,

The Joy of Closets

By Amy Dolego We have a clothes management problem in our very old house.  It’s short on closet space. Getting dressed in the morning is no easy feat.  Disorganization has become a way of life and

New Tractor Saves Time in the Garden

By Amy Dolego Many women enjoy buying new shoes and purses and love going to the spa.  I’m one of those women.  But now that I have a very, old house, my priorities have changed just a tad.  Instead

Removing Wall Proves Right

By Amy Dolego Before we moved into our very, old house, it had a distinct, unappealing scent.  Crossing the threshold from the fresh outdoors, one was assaulted by the scent of mildew and stale air.