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This Old Crack House

From log house to farmhouse. Farmhouse to townhouse. Townhouse to apartment house. Apartment house to crack house. Crack house to our house. Our house to our home.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

The New with the Old.

A couple of years back I tore a garage down for a neighbor. It took two days and I did it all with a pry bar, a crow bar and a sledge hammer. I salvaged the window caps and later stripped them and painted them. They were mounted on a wall with masonary screws and liquid nails with the intention of using them as coat racks. I could never find hooks that I liked that weren't $15 a piece though. During our trip to IKEA we found some coat hooks that we liked. They were modern with an old look. They come in packs of two for $4 but if you buy the rack version you get 5 for $9.99 plus a nice piece of finished wood to mount them on from the Peoples Republic of China. I can use the wood for somewhere else in the house (like a bathroom towel rack) but we bought 2 of the sets and I actually attached the hooks last night. Now I have a place to hang a garbage bag!

What was Elizabeth's role in the Expeditionary Force? She was the chief ice cream sampler!
"Elizabeth, smile and say vanilla!"


At 9/14/2006 10:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog title really made me laugh.

I love salvage. You can find amazing salvage here in Marrakesh. Incredible old doors and beautiful gates. My husband has made some really cool tables for our house.


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