About My Chambers Stove

by Josh on December 17, 2010 · 10 comments

in Journal

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may recall that back in May I shared a teaser photo of the 1951 Chambers 61C range I bought for the kitchen.  Since then, I haven’t said a word about the stove because…. I wasn’t doing much with it besides think about how great it would […]


Plate in Bloom

by Josh on April 7, 2010 · 3 comments

in Journal

Following an exceptionally mild March, my tuilps and daffodils outside are almost ready to bloom, but inside I have roses in full flower. Although they will never smell as rich and sweet as a real rose, the handpainted Mackintosh-style roses ringing this antique plate will also never wilt or wither. Ain’t it purdy? This was […]


Antique Buffet At Last

by Josh on September 16, 2009 · 18 comments

in Dining Room,Ideas,Journal

It has been almost two months since my last update and there is a lot to catch up on.  But one of the most exciting developments is also the most recent: I finally found a buffet for the dining room. Whether there was originally a built-in buffet in the dining room, I haven’t been able […]


Elephants As Renters

by Josh on October 17, 2007 · 2 comments

in Ideas

Last night, Ms. Bungalow mentioned that one of her coworkers is considering renting out her house next fall when the Republican National Convention is in the Twin Cities. Sure enough, a search of Craigslist shows that plenty of other people think their houses can hold a few republican elephants for a week.


Craigslist Bungalow Mantel

by Josh on December 29, 2005 · 0 comments

in Deals

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 […]


Craigslist Chicago Salvage

by Josh on November 17, 2005 · 2 comments

in Deals

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.


Porcelain Stove on Craigslist

by Josh on October 24, 2005 · 0 comments

in Deals

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.