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.
Window Gardening: Keeping Dirt in Its Place
- Published on Monday, 04 June 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationI plant most of the fresh herbs we use in the raised boxes around the deck in the backyard, but this year I wanted to have a few inside. The oregano, parsley, and sage and perennials and came back from last year. I replanted dill, chives, and thyme outside and purchased basil, rosemary, and cilantro [...]...
Redesigning the Front Walkway: Hedge Complete
- Published on Thursday, 31 May 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationThe good weather and busy work days have gotten the best of me. I have been spending a lot of time in the garden and working on home projects, but have not had a chance to tell you all about them. After taking a poll on what other readers though I should do about the [...]...
- Published on Friday, 18 May 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationThe garden is in full Spring bloom: Iris, Rhododendron, Peonies, Jack-In-The-Pulpit, Bungleweed, Creeping Phlox, Anemone. I am totally digging the way the light was shining through the Iris foliage – like stained glass....
Recipe: Beef Roast with a Sage and Garlic Rub
- Published on Friday, 11 May 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationWho said grass-fed beef wasn’t delicious! As my Dad would say, this dish is “not bad”. One of the great things about the farm share is that I never know what kind of cuts I am going to get, so making dinner every night is an adventure. I just need to look through the freezer [...]...
Redesigning the Front Walkway
- Published on Wednesday, 09 May 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationThe front walkway has been a work in progress over the last two years. We added the garden beds that flank the path and I began planting a hedge of boxwoods on either side. Then…. A myriad of other projects and money draining life situations came up. I am excited to get it into shape [...]...
Zip it! How to Add a Zipper to Any Sewing Project
- Published on Tuesday, 08 May 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationI wanted to recover the couch pillows to freshen up to the look downstairs with the basement renovation almost done. I purchased several bright contemporary prints from the fabric store, one for each pillow. I always add a zipper when making pillow shams, but this tutorial can be us for any project you want to [...]...
Dobar Dan! Greetings from Croatia
- Published on Tuesday, 01 May 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationI spent the last week in Osijek, Croatia. The architecture there was beautiful, but scarred from the war. Most of the older buildings have damage from shrapnel and shells. The city was built-up in the late 1800′s-1912 (before the damage from WWII and then the most recent war in the 1990′s) and was full of...
Red Meat, Biochemistry, and a Little Bit of Sass
- Published on Thursday, 26 April 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationI get a little sassy when science is tossed around and mistreated. It ticks me off to see a good scientific article go to waste because someone chose the wrong words for a headline and subsequently the article is read and the whole point is misconstrued. Then everyone posts it on social media like it [...]...
Basement: Before/After Photographs
- Published on Thursday, 19 April 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationThis post is long overdue! I am still planning to write individual posts about the trim and carpet install/sub-floor, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share the before/after photos with you. Now when I say before and after, I really mean before and (95% done, ran out of steam, broke as a joke, almost) [...]...
Read All About It: Blog News
- Published on Monday, 16 April 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationHey everybody, Last week was surprising terrific for A Home In College Hill in the blog world. A Home in College Hill was featured by Materials Unlimited on the Facebook page. Materials Unlimited is a local architectural salvage/antique/lighting store in my area. We partnered up with them to do a tutorial on...