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David: This Old House - Episode #3116
As the Bedford project wraps up, landscape contractor Roger Cook and landscape designer Jenn Nawada Evans install both the new and old plant material, adjusted at the nursery for the change in the color of the house. In the kitchen, tile contractor Mark Ferrante installs the ceramic backsplash tile with a crackle finish that requires sealing three times to prevent seepage and staining through the cracks. In the dining room, interior designer Dee Elms is on hand as wallpaper hanger Mike Bradshaw starts installing the new hand-woven paper from Japan. The front yard design is compete with the arrival of sod, and Roger installs the reproduction boot scraper in the granite step by the front door while general contractor Tom Silva adds the doorknocker. As furniture is delivered, host Kevin O'Connor meets kitchen designer Kathy Marshall and homeowner Becky Titlow to see the finished kitchen, and the appliances and fixtures they've chosen. Homeowner Joe Titlow shows master carpenter Norm Abram how he's managed to get a pretty good workshop space in the garage, despite budget constraints. Then, Dee reveals the design choices they've made in oldest part of the house-brightening up the parlor and transforming the dining room with color and texture. In the new addition, Dee's design partner, Andrew Terrat, gives Kevin a grand tour of the new spaces including the new entry,
mudroom, powder room, kitchen, and dramatic new family room. The entire crew of This Old House joins for a party to wish the Titlows well in their "new" old house.
Kitchen and Bathroom Fixtures
? Faucet : Jado - Saffron Culinary Kitchen Faucet
? Pot filler: Jado - Traditional Pot Filler
? Sink: Porcher- London 36" Single Bowl Farm Sink
? Towel Rack ? Jado Classic/Victorian 18" Towel Bar
? Faucet: American Standard - Heritage Wall Mount Sink Faucet
? Sink: American Standard - Country Kitchen Sink
? Faucet: Jado - Classic Widespread Lavatory Set - Cross
? Lighting: American Standard - Town Square Wall Sconce
? Mirror: Porcher - Calla II Mirror
? Sink: Porcher - Savina 27" Pedestal Lavatory Kit
? Toilet: Porcher - Ovale Elongated High Efficiency 1-Piece Toilet
? Toilet Paper Holder: Jado - Classic/Victorian Tissue Holder
? Towel Rack: Jado - Classic/Victorian 6" Towel Ring
Kitchen Vent Hood
E6448TSS 1200 cfm
Best by Broan
Tile for Kitchen Backsplash
Handcrafted for Discover Tile, a Blend of "Water Blue", "Latte" and "Blue 2"
K. Marshall Design Inc.
Drapery Fabric in Family Room
Kravet Dressur / Color : 51
Custom Window Treatments
Grasscloth in Twilight Blue/Driftwood
Phillip Jeffries LTD
Mike Bradshaw Wallcovering
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Home Furnishings
Foyer: Ferrin Small Console
? James Leather Wing Chairs Leather: Muskogee Oak
? Marshall Pull up Table Lacquered Wood
? Bond Street floor lamp
? Chandler Table
? Shelby Writing Desk
? Brewster Dining Chair
? Suzanne Chairs
? Jacob Side Chair
? Art Work Peter Dunham - "Squares"
? Art Work (1) Mineral Lavender/ Purple (1) Mineral Blue / Gray
? Art Work (right of window) " Figure "
? Star Mirror
Kitchen Banquette: Jacob Side Chair Fabric: Reborn Bark
Art Work above Fire Place "Elephant in the Room"
? Alexa Sectional Fabric: Suede Gargoyle
? Alexa Swivel Glider Chair Fabric: Reborn Brick
? Woodrow cocktail table
? Logan Side table
? Potter Ceramic Lamp Bone
? Bond Street floor lamp
? Fleetwood Pull Up table
? Solstice Lamp Accent Lamp
? Iron Wheels
? Wooden Elephant F.D.O Group Carousel elephant
Mud Room: Pillow White and Blue pattern
Nawada Landscape Design, Inc.
Portable Storage Units
Portable on Demand Storage
Terrat Elms Interior Design
? Round 36" Bar Table: Monterey White
? Side Chair: Monterey
? 18" Side Table: Cape Cod
? Club Chairs: Rockport
? Stackable Chaise: Yacht Club
Plants, Trees and Shrubs
Yale Appliance and Lighting
? 48" Gas Range with Griddle: Thermador PCG486GD
? 30" Double Wall Oven: Thermador ME302ES
? Warming Drawer: Thermador WD30ES
? Dishwasher: Thermador DWHD65OGPR
? 36" Freedom Refrigerator: Thermador T36IB70NSP
? Microwave: Bosch HMB5050
? Disposer: Yale Brand 11000
Post Construction Cleaning
Caterer for Wrap Party
KO Catering and Pies
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Ask This Old House - Episode #1016
Host Kevin O'Connor works with painter Mauro Henrique to stain a cedar fence. Then general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install window boxes and landscape contractor Roger Cook helps plant them.
Staining a Cedar Fence
Kevin works with painter Mauro Henrique to stain a cedar fence.
Where to find it?
Mauro Henrique provided expert assistance with this project:
Mauro showed three methods of applying stain to a cedar fence.
Rollers, mini-rollers, and a homeowner spray gun can be purchased at home centers and paint supply stores. The spray gun that Mauro used was the Power Painter Plus with EZ Tilt, manufactured by Wagner.
The airless sprayer is a professional tool that can be rented at some home centers and many paint supply stores.
The stain was Benjamin Moore semi-transparent stain in "Olympus Green."
Window Flower Boxes
Tom helps a homeowner attach cellular PVC window boxes to the front of his house. Then Roger plants the boxes with annuals.
Where to find it?
The window boxes Tom installed have a self-watering reservoir and are manufactured by:
Flower Window Boxes
The soil that Roger used in the boxes was Moisture Control Potting Mix, manufactured by Miracle-Gro.
Roger planted the following species in the window boxes:
? Hakonechloa Japanese Forest Grass
? Sweet Potato Vine 'Marguerite'
? Osteospermum hybrids 'Soprano' & 'Peach Symphony'
? Scaevola hybrid 'Whirlwind White'
Back at the barn, Roger showed a few plants that can grow in window boxes during the fall and winter, including:
? Flowering Kale
? Purple Fountain Grass 'Rubrum'
? Boulevard Cypress
? Blue Angel Holly
Roger recommended spraying evergreens with an "anti-desiccant" to prevent them from drying out in winter. The spray he used was Wilt Stop, which is manufactured by .