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.
The Rescue of Mistreated Treasures: Salvage Shopping
- Published on Thursday, 22 March 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationI actually escaped the basement reno last weekend for a few hours. Although, I wouldn’t suggest anyone go architectural salvage shopping right before they need to drive someone to the airport. If it weren’t for a mini bungee cord and twine jerry-rigging the doors in place inside my not-quite-big-enough...
Basement Update: paint, carpet and an overflowed sink
- Published on Monday, 19 March 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationThere has been a good amount of progress on the basement the past few weeks. I have been giving it all of my free time, weekends, and evenings just trying to get over this last hump – so close! I shooting for April 1st as a completion date – approximately 6 months since we started [...]...
Finally Friday: The Yostie Goes To………
- Published on Friday, 16 March 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationThis is a week or so late, but I knew who I wanted to award right away. Ashley at First Home Dreams was sweet enough to award me the Yostie, which is a new blogging award started by Lisha at One House One Couple. I really love this award because I feel there is some [...]...
Drywall: A Mud and Tape Tutorial
- Published on Monday, 12 March 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationI have been so busy working on the basement I haven’t had time to post. Every night until the wee hours of the morning, I have been sequestered downstairs, covered in mud and dust, furiously working to get this project finished! The cat helped a bit, as you can see from the picture of her [...]...
Branding my Blog: Purple and White Dahlias
- Published on Wednesday, 07 March 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationI was going to post about drywall today…..but I’m not quite done piecing all the post details together. So instead, I will tell you about dahlias and the beginning of my blogs brand. A few months ago I decided to take several steps to whip my blog into shape: Move it to WordPress Re-design the page Teach [...
Spring Tease: crocus and other happy flowers
- Published on Tuesday, 06 March 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationSo happy to see the first crocus blooming today! I thought I planted purple and white crocus’, but this one is yellow? Either I’ve had too much wine, or the well-fed neighborhood squirrels are paying me back for digging up my Iris’ last year. The peonies and the hosta’s have poked through the...
Guest Blogger: Renewed Upon A Dream
- Published on Monday, 05 March 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationPlease welcome Sarah from Renewed Upon A Dream. Today we are doing a blog exchange and while she updates a great furniture find here, I’m over at her blog giving a tutorial on adding nail- head trim to a chaise. Please stop by her blog when you’re finished reading the post. Happy Monday!...
Blog Love: Sponsor Swap
- Published on Thursday, 01 March 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationIt’s time for the March Sponsor Swap: Please spend some time at the blogs I like to read ( in no particular order): Hi there! I’m Ashley, the rambling author of First Home Dreams, a blog dedicated to the restoration, renovation, and decoration of our brick farmhouse built in 1899. We’re located in...
Radiator Headaches: Bills and Leaks
- Published on Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationI thought we had been ripped off by the plumbing company that re-installed our basement radiator when we were charged $183 smakaroo’s for a replaced valve. I researched similar valves online, found them for as little as $25, became thoroughly pissed off, and called the company to dispute the bill. I was pretty...
Drywall Up! Giant Crytals and Superman
- Published on Monday, 27 February 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationGreat news on the drywall front: all the dry wall is up! The basement now has walls, and is really starting to feel like an extension of the house. We used greenboard drywall or gypsum board for the basement walls. Even though we spent $$$ having the basement waterproofed and a B-Dry system and sump [...]...