From the Editor
WE ALL HAVE GRAND PLANS FOR WHAT WE WANT TO DO when the weather turns balmy and the skies are clear. There may be an antique dining table you want to refinish, but have been waiting until you can have all the windows open. Maybe you want to install an ornate, wrought-iron fence around your property, complete with a Victorian gate. Maybe you want to plant an heirloom flower garden, or paint your house exterior in a historic color palette or replace your aluminum rain gutters with copper.
If you're like me, the list of things you want to accomplish over the summer can seem daunting—especially when you realize you need to hire professionals to do the work. There are, however, a number of projects that you may be able to do yourself. For ideas and tips, check out our article on page 14 ( Making Sense of Maintenance). If you're looking for inspiration on which project to tackle first, check out The Ultimate Retro (page 22), Cultured and Crafted (page 88) or The Art of Design (page 82.)
I hope your summer is full of adventures and vacations, and that you'll somehow manage to squeeze in a home renovation project or two. But first, I hope you can grab a glass of lemonade, find a cozy spot in the shade, sit back, relax and enjoy this copy of Victorian Homes magazine.