August 2006

Lap One

by Josh on August 31, 2006 · 2 comments

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144 posts… 264 comments… 33,000 pageviews… and still going! That’s not too bad for one lap around the sun. One year ago today, I started Bungalow ’23 with the goals of: 1)learning more about restoring a craftsman house, 2) learning more about my house’s history, and 3) learning more about blogging. Although I’m satisfied that […]


DIY Tips At wikiHow

by Josh on August 23, 2006 · 0 comments

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Guests to this website occasionally ask me, “How do I … ?” I try to offer suggestions, (couched in a healthy dose of self-deprication) but I’m usually only able to talk about my limited experiences. Enter! This “how to manual that anyone can write” covers all topics, not just do-it-yourself home projects. Like the […]


Stinkhorn Shrooms

by Josh on August 18, 2006 · 3 comments

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I suspect most yards have at least one moist shady area that grows mushrooms from time to time. But I’m sure the nasty, phallic-looking, foul-smelling ‘shrooms you see here are not an every lawn occurrence. Meet the stinkhorns. Like the worst kind of houseguest they show up unannounced, overstay their welcome, and foul up the […]


Fresh Bungalow Pies

by Josh on August 17, 2006 · 25 comments

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Every now and then I visit a little online auction site looking for house parts and decorations. I found this nifty “Bungalow Pies” pan a few days ago and thought it would look great on my kitchen wall. We already have other functional wall decorations in the kitchen including a pot rack and a serving […]


Really Swell Party

by Josh on August 14, 2006 · 0 comments

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We took the last week off from work while our daycare provider was away to have an “in town” vacation. We slept in, ate big breakfasts, and took our son to the beach and children’s museum. I worked on the bedroom renovation project a bit during this time, too, but most of my house energy […]


Radiator Results And Rethinking

by Josh on August 9, 2006 · 7 comments

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Here is a first look at the results of my paint stripping the bedroom radiator. I scraped the Peel Away off this afternoon, roughly 48 hours after application. As you can see, most of the paint came off easily, but in some places where the stripper was not thick enough or dried out too quickly, […]


Radiator Stripping Begins

by Josh on August 8, 2006 · 2 comments

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Yesterday Victoria asked me how my radiator paint stripping was coming since I bought that Peel Away a couple weeks ago. Coincidentally, this was the same day I decided to start that project.


What A Difference A Bulb Makes

by Josh on August 6, 2006 · 4 comments

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Most of the original light fixtures in our house have been replaced over the years. Unfortunately this includes the living room and dining room ceiling fixtures and at least seven wall sconces. Ironically, three of the remaining original fixtures are simple bare-bulb ceiling fixtures, not the finer quality lamps that would have hung in the […]


Neighbors In The Rain

by Josh on August 2, 2006 · 2 comments

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A friend of mine says, “There is no bad weather, just bad clothing.” We put that maxim to the test at our National Night Out block party last night.