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Monthly Archives: October 2013


Oct
31
2013

Vintage Chalkboard DIY

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

 Our handy in-house crafter, Benita, has a knack for refurbishing antiques. Years of antiques dealing, a past life running an antiques shop and a love of all things “chic,” Benita offered to share one of her recent projects from the Fancy Flea, a local artisan’s flea market in Owego last month. For this project Benita …


Oct
24
2013

Doors Doors Bo Boors

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

My preschooler loves the ‘banana-fana’ name game rhyme, you know “Pete Pete bo-bete, Banana Fana Fo-Fete, Me My Mo-Mete, Pete!” That rhyme runs through my head constantly, just as it runs out of his mouth constantly. Why do I mention the name game? Because my son’s preoccupation with this catchy rhyme is not to be …


Oct
21
2013

Towards the end of the year we begin watching our expenditures a little more closely, monitoring our bank accounts and evaluating our available credit. This evaluation of our “money situation,” as my Dad has always referred to it, is in preparation for the large output of money in the first quarter before the building season begins in the 2nd …


Oct
14
2013

The Forgotten Facts About Roofing

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

It’s hard work; climbing on a roof, carrying shingles up and down a ladder or balancing long sheets of steel, stripping off layers of old shingles or sheathing. Your back is killing you, your knees ache, your thumb got cut on a burr from the steel and you never do a roofing job on a cool damp day, …