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June 2013: Rich details

Stripping away the old ugly layers reveals the beauty inside

After we purchased our 120-year-old house, there were many surprises in store for us. As we painted each room, we found that the hinges on the doors were hand-crafted original brass and copper masterpieces full of rich details. However, they had been painted over numerous times, which made it impossible to see their original beauty. At some point a previous owner had decided that it would be easier just to paint over them than to remove, polish, and replace them each time they renovated a room. Maybe they didn’t feel the hinges were important enough to warrant all that work. Or maybe... Login to read more
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