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Fishing Bay, VA

We arrived here on Friday, one day.  Long trip. Had engine problems, lots of wind, no wind, wind in the wrong places….

Anyway, we’ve been sitting in Fishing Bay, Va, through the deluges of rain.   456 more words


Sandboats, Washboards, Wildlife and Steam.

Spring brings longer, lighter, sunnier days, perfect for boat restorers…. also perfect for the garden to burst into life requiring boat restorers to spend rather a lot of their time mowing, strimming, clipping and digging instead of sanding, scraping, sawing and scarfing. 942 more words

Starting Over...

Some basic design elements for our new house:

Wood: (including Charred Cedar)

Some really helpful videos that gave me the confidence to try this:

The charring is surprisingly easy to do with a little practice. 438 more words

Passive House

Stain samples, now that's excitement!

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “as exciting as watching paint dry.” What’s the next most exciting? Watching stain samples dry, of course. Or perhaps reading about stain samples? 653 more words


Mid-Century Sideboard

I live in a house with traditional and antique furniture but I love mid-century modern design.  It’s partly nostalgic for me because I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s and partly because I love the clean lines and the look of the wood in a lot of the furniture.  391 more words

Chalk Painting

Finishing the Wood Floors!

We are thrilled to be in the final chapters of our wood floor saga!

It all started with the epic 9-layer demolition, removing flooring layer after flooring layer after flooring layer (and then some).   464 more words


Finished stripping the window trim!

It may not seem worth an entire day of work, but we think unveiling the old growth Douglas-fir window trim is one of the coolest projects so far at the Woolley Green House.   388 more words

Little House