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Between Naps on the Porch | Charming Features of Older Homes | http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Between Naps on the Porch | Charming Features of Older Homes | http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Renowned landscape architect Ben Page and his wife, Libby, went back to their Tennessee roots in this country retreat. The screened porch's cedar floor and wall panels are from a local Mennonite sawmill, and the 19th-century table is from Kentucky.

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Renowned landscape architect Ben Page and his wife, Libby, went back to their Tennessee roots in this country retreat. The screened porch's cedar floor and wall panels are from a local Mennonite sawmill, and the 19th-century table is from Kentucky.

Put holes in the trim part in four different spots to let the paint drip back into the can.

Put holes in the trim part in four different spots to let the paint drip back into the can.

Take storm door off - clean up and paint bright red - stencil house numbers and update the hardware.

Take storm door off - clean up and paint bright red - stencil house numbers and update the hardware.

For those of you visiting for the first time, or if you missed the actual exterior renovation as it progressed on the blog, I thought...

For those of you visiting for the first time, or if you missed the actual exterior renovation as it progressed on the blog, I thought...

Julia Reed's New Orleans Garden - The Garden on First Street - Southernliving. Three days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, landscape architect Ben Page arrived on the doorstep of author and entertaining expert Julia Reed. At the home (made famous in her book The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story) Ben found downed trees, lost camellias, and amazing examples of survival. "In the wake of tragedy, we saw the storm had cleansed the slate for reinvention," says Ben. Rather than…

The Garden on First Street

Julia Reed's New Orleans Garden - The Garden on First Street - Southernliving. Three days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, landscape architect Ben Page arrived on the doorstep of author and entertaining expert Julia Reed. At the home (made famous in her book The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story) Ben found downed trees, lost camellias, and amazing examples of survival. "In the wake of tragedy, we saw the storm had cleansed the slate for reinvention," says Ben. Rather than…

This is the best tip for easily removing layers of old paint from furniture. You won't believe how simple this is!

This is the best tip for easily removing layers of old paint from furniture. You won't believe how simple this is!

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