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How To Stencil a Frieze

Stenciling is an easy and historically appropriate way to add interest to your walls.
Stencil a Frieze

Old West Victorians in Georgetown, Colorado

This former mining town boasts an impressive array of Victorian finery.
Georgetown, Colorado

How To Hand-Scrape Wood Floors

Learn a time-honored technique for refinishing floors to a warm, mellow appearance.
Hand-Scraped Floors

Tested: Folding Utility Knives

Investing a few extra bucks in one of these top-of-the-line utility knives will get you some handy features.
Folding Utility Knives

Cabinet Hardware by House Style

Serious or whimsical, cabinet hardware sets a period mood. It’s jewelry for the kitchen.
Cabinet Hardware

Paneling & Wainscoting for Old Houses

From colonial-era boards to knotty pine, wainscots and paneled walls are an American tradition.
Paneling and Wainscoting

Arts & Crafts Update for a Tudor Bungalow

This deceptively simple 1937 house offered sturdy brick construction, heavy moldings, and romantic arches—even Batchelder tiles. But it needed TLC.
Seattle Tudor Bungalow

Weekend Project: Create Wall Panels

Try your hand at using molding to create wall panels that add dimension and beauty to a room.
Create Wall Panels

Architecture & Culture in New Orleans' Faubourg Marigny

Filled with old-timers and artists, The Marigny is a bohemian neighborhood against a backdrop of pastel Shotgun houses and colorful Creole cottages.
Faubourg Marigny

Turn a Gate Into a Fireplace Screen

Turn an old garden gate into a working fireplace screen with a few modifications.
Fireplace Screen

5 Heating Options for Old Houses

Tips to help make your vintage heating system more efficient.
Old House Heating Options

An Exuberant Queen Anne in Michigan

A long journey took this restoration-committed owner deep into research—and on a hunt for antiques.
Exuberant Queen Anne

6 Ways to Integrate Modern Lighting into Old Houses

High-tech lighting illuminates places that period lamps don’t reach.
Haddonfield, New Jersey

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