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I have posted a lot about the garden and landscaping lately, but there are other things going on here, too. Before I cover any of the other stuff, though, Ms. Bungalow insisted I write a post on her fabulous work improving the little landscaping berm in the backyard. What makes this project special is that […]

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Playing it Safe

by Josh on January 16, 2006 · 2 comments

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I admit it. Sometimes I have a hard time making decisions. I like to know all my options and then I evaluate and and re-evaluate and look for more options. I put this very technique to work recently regarding the purchase of a Silent Paint Remover (SPR), which I wrote about a couple weeks ago […]

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Craigslist Bungalow Mantel

by Josh on December 29, 2005 · 0 comments

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Attention bungalow restorers! Craigslist Minneapolis has a listing for an oak mantel and bookcase pair from a 1921 bungalow for $600. Other than some minor trim differences, this looks exactly like what I’ve got in my living room. The listing says the item has been removed from the house, so I assume the picture on […]

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Craigslist Chicago Salvage

by Josh on November 17, 2005 · 2 comments

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Bulldozing bungalow bargains! Craigslist Chicago has a posting about a craftsman bungalow slated for demolition. All the architectural parts are for sale including ceiling beams, bookcases, doors, windows, and a beautiful built-in buffet. Lots of great old wood here, people. If you need house parts in Chicagoland, get thee to Craigslist.

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Porcelain Stove on Craigslist

by Josh on October 24, 2005 · 0 comments

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Here’s a tip for any local housebloggers looking for an old stove for their vintage kitchen restoration. There’s an antique blue porcelain wood-burning kitchen stove for sale on Craigslist-Minneapolis for $750 or best offer. Seems like a decent price and it looks in good shape.

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House Numbers Deal

by Josh on October 22, 2005 · 2 comments

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For the past few months I have casually looked for bungalow-style house numbers to replace the generic ones currently adorning the house. I quickly learned that you can spend a small fortune addressing your house, and thus a bargain hunt began. The best deal on mission/craftsman/bungalow-style house numbers google could find for me was at […]

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