A Tale of Two Cities in Upstate NY

Under most circumstances I would never think to make a comparison between my business and a famous Charles Dickens novel but in this case it seems fitting. The opening line in Dickens’s famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities, starts with the words “It was the best of times it was the worst of times.”No… Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities in Upstate NY

It’s a Wonderful Life in Upstate NY

It started seven years ago. Like most of us, I’ve come to embrace certain holiday traditions that I recreate every holiday season, whether it be attending local festivities such as Troy’s Victorian Stroll or along with my wife throwing a lively Christmas Eve bash. One of the most recent traditions fulfilled this year was our… Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Life in Upstate NY

Faux Finish Fireplace

I’ve come to notice over the years that there seems to be two types of people; those that love painting and those that hate it. I’m definitely one of those people who loves it. Whether it be through transforming a room with nothing more than primer and paint, or something more elaborate like a sponge or faux… Continue reading Faux Finish Fireplace

Victorian Ponderings

I find myself this first week of December (and in my mind the start of the holiday season) pondering upon days of the past. This may be largely due to the house I’m currently working on, a grand 1800’s era Victorian in the East side of Troy NY. Flanked by magnificent houses on either side,… Continue reading Victorian Ponderings