Sunday, December 11, 2016

Are you obsessed?

Do you consider dumpster diving to be a fine art and aluminum siding a sin? This article from CircaOldHouses.com has us obsessed. Number 3 is our favorite! How many of these sound like you?

1. When shopping for a house, you’re more concerned with the number of fireplaces than bedrooms.


Who needs an extra bathroom when you have historical details to beat the band?

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2. You’ve been known to lose total control at the mention of pocket doors.


Also on your list of can’t-live-without things: tin ceilings, crown molding and parquet floors.

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3. What’s Ikea? Your go-to furniture spot is the local antiques market. 


After all, a one-of-a-kind house deserves one-of-a-kind d├ęcor.

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4. People said you were crazy when you bought your house. 


Now they drool with envy.

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5. You can see the potential in anything. 


You’d never let a little lead paint stand between you and your dream project.

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6. You know the difference between a tower and a turret 


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7. You’ve dressed up like a bungalow for Halloween. 


… and none of your friends were remotely surprised.

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8. You’ve attended at least one dinner party just to see the inside of the house. 


The conversation was nice, but the pumpkin pine floors were the best part of the evening.

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9. You have a roster of movies you’ve watched over and over just to ogle the old houses. 


Your favorite Hollywood stars? Manderley, Tara and Green Gables, of course!

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10. You consider dumpster diving to be a fine art. 


One man’s trash is another man’s 19th century mantelpiece.

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11. You’d prefer a roaring fire in your bedroom to a television any day. 


Because there’s nothing like falling asleep to the sound of history.

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12. You’ve dreamt of running a historical inn for as long as you can remember. 


Anything for an excuse to buy that big, old farmhouse.

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13. You know the exact year in which your house was built, and probably have done research on its history at your local archives. 


We think that’s worthy of a plaque, don’t you?

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14. You named your dog (or child) after a famous 18th century architect. 


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15. Your “Dream House” Pinterest board contains over 500 pins, broken down by style and age. 


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16. Forget the condo in Florida. You plan to retire in a little stone house in the country. 


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17. You read “before and after” home renovation articles and often prefer the “before.” 


There’s just something about that crumbling wallpaper that makes your old-house-loving heart skip a beat.

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18. You have a personal vendetta against aluminum siding. 


Breathe. Remember to breathe.

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19. You’ve nearly gotten into a car accident because you were fixated on a Victorian house you were driving by. 


How is one supposed to focus on the road in the face of such beauty?

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20. You’ve spent more blood, sweat and tears on your house than you ever could have imagined. 


… and you’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.

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~www.CircaOldHouses.com

If this sounds like you, then you will be sure to find something that you will love at The Deconstructed House.

 

Drop by The Deconstructed House at 2041 Bolton Road to view our assortment of exciting salvaged decor!


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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Upcycling is For The Birds!

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The Deconstructed House - 2041 Bolton Road

Have you seen this sign in your neighborhood? 

We are here to tell you what it's all about and how The Deconstructed House can help you become certified, too!

Fill your yard with birds, bees, and butterflies. Enjoy the beauty of nature while helping to rebuild animal habitats and enrich your garden.

For your backyard to be certified as a National Wildlife Habitat, you will need these things:

Food
Water
Cover
Place to Raise Young
Sustainable Practices


Come to The Deconstructed House, reuse materials to create a wildlife habitat in your yard and send us some pictures! We would love to see how our products are being used.
 
For more information on certifying your yard, go to NWF.org

Drop by The Deconstructed House at 2041 Bolton Road to view our assortment of exciting salvaged decor, as well as reclaimed bricks and brick tiles!

www.TheDeconstructedHouse.com
www.VintageBricks.com

Friday, June 24, 2016

Get Ready For 4th Of July Festivities!

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The Deconstructed House - 2041 Bolton Road

It's almost time for 4th of July festivities! Get ready for your backyard BBQ with unique patriotic decor and a DIY fire pit using some of our reclaimed bricks.

Having a party, but your patio is less than perfect? Fix it! We sell genuine reclaimed thin brick tiles, sliced from salvaged bricks. These brick tiles can be used like any tile to create a lovely brick look, outdoor or in.

Drop by The Deconstructed House at 2041 Bolton Road to view our assortment of exciting salvaged decor, as well as reclaimed bricks and brick tiles!

www.TheDeconstructedHouse.com
www.VintageBricks.com