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House Archeology

Just as we spent weeks agonizing over whether to paint the living room gold, only to find that it was one of …

Sherwin Williams Arts and Crafts Exterior Paint Colors

Historic Paint Colors Pt. 2

We were still thinking about outdoor paint colors, especially after Jonathan and I came to an impasse on our first two choices. …

Thermostat

A History of Color

We knew the old trick of looking inside the top of the toilet to figure out how old your house is (no dice, our …

Original Owners

The County Assessor’s office had estimated that our house was built around 1930 but we wanted to see if we could discover …

River Sand Plaster

We had expected plaster walls in a house built in the late 1920’s but our walls are very, very rough. It almost …

Sherwin Williams Arts and Crafts Interior Paint Colors

Historic Paint Colors Pt. 1

For years, I’ve been carrying around a booklet I found at Sherwin Williams featuring historic Arts and Crafts paint colors. Not sure …

Office Before

Office Before

Although we loved this house when we first saw it online, we were concerned that was only two bedrooms. In fact, we …