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How We Revived a Victorian Storefront with Flowers

The nursery at Mettowee Mint, in Dorset, VT, is a magical place, fragrant with seasonal blooms and always bursting with colors. When the paint had dried and it was time to complete the exterior transformation of Bill and Joe’s former firehouse into a home, the Cheap Old Houses team wanted to borrow a bit of that Vermont magic. One call to Sarah Linford of Mettowee Mint, and we had a plan!

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How to Remove Old Paint From Your Woodwork

Does your Cheap Old House have gorgeous wood details covered in layers and layers of old paint? Removing paint from intricate mantels and woodwork is absolutely possible, but it requires careful attention to avoid damaging the details and delicate surfaces. Here's a step-by-step guide to help tackle the project and reveal that woodwork in all its glory.

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