A Home in College Hill
A Tudor revival renovation by newlyweds with a bit of experience, a few tools, lofty ambitions, and eyes bigger than their wallets.
Black Bean and Barbecue Shredded Pork Tacos
- Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2013
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationI love one pot dinners because there are hardly any dishes to do. I loathe dish duty. Recently, on a work-from-home day I got a pork roast going in the crockpot and it turned into meat tacos that evening. These were easy to whip up at dinner time and made the house smell amazing all [...]...
Decisions, Decisions: Shower Tile
- Published on Monday, 04 February 2013
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationThe basement bathroom floor is tiled, and it was a bit of a hit, thanks to all the Pinterest traffic and repins. Keep it coming! If you missed it check it out here. It’s time for the final push – tiling the shower. This is really an exciting step because it will add a full [...]...
Is It Tile? Is It Wood?
- Published on Sunday, 13 January 2013
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationYeah, so I am one of those DIYers who is inspired to start new projects in the anticipation of an event. So, naturally, when our annual Christmas party was 4 days away, I promptly decided it was time to demo the basement bathroom and install new tile. Did we get it done in time? Of [...]...
Our house has hot water heat…..so, why is there duct work in the walls?
- Published on Saturday, 15 December 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationCalling all historic renovation buffs and geeks. I have a conudrum. Let me set the scene: Home built in 1932. The house still has the historical coal shoot, from a previous (unknown) form of heating. Our house is currently heated by hot water. We have Weil McClain cast iron radiators in every room. There is [...]...
DIY Christmas Tree Skirt
- Published on Thursday, 13 December 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationMake a custom tree skirt to match your decor. Depending on the fabric and trim you use, it can be done for $30-$60 plus bragging rights. If you can sew a straight stitch on a sewing machine and know how to switch from a flat sole foot to a zipper foot – then you can [...]...
Obligatory Christmas Tree Post Sing Along
- Published on Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationJust in case you are like me and can not get enough of all the holiday music and Christmas decor floating around the blogosphere – this is my first contribution (I confess there will be more, lots more!). Over the river and through the……country (darn it so close to the song) to the Christmas tree...
My take on a family classic: lasagna
- Published on Sunday, 04 November 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationYum is all I can say about this recipe. This lasagna really hits the spot on a chilly autumn day. I grew up eating a version of this lasagna that my Dad made. We don’t really work with written recipes in my family so it has changed a bit since I was taught how to [...]...
Tricked Not Treated – An Early Devil’s Night
- Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationTricked! Really, the theft of a couple of pumpkins is trivial – but – they (two traditional orange beauties) had been sitting out on the flagstone steps perking up the house since October 1st. That gave the mischievous thieves TWENTY EIGHT, that’s right 28 days to steal and smash them, or do whatever...
A Haunting: Halloween Decorations for the Home
- Published on Friday, 26 October 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationWe have had these decorations up for weeks since Halloween is my second favorite holiday (Thanksgiving comes in first). Did you notice that I like the holidays that revolve around food? I wanted to celebrate with decorations that were chic and sophisticated instead of cheesy and over the top. White pumpkins seemed...
Deck Ceiling: Pretty and Painted
- Published on Monday, 15 October 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationWe did it! The ceiling is finished (80% done counts right?) two coats of primer and, a lot of exterior caulk, 2 coats of Behr alkyd water based exterior top coat in colonial. Ceiling fixtures installed and candles hung around the perimeter. We justay be able to use the space this week since a warm [...]...