Laura Strickler admits that she enjoys being a do-it-yourselfer.
“I’m confident in my own decorating skills, and I like to paint,” she says. “But I knew I couldn’t do all this.”
“All this” refers to the improvements Strickler wanted to complete before April 26, 2022, when her house will be open to the public during Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week.
Strickler says her needs were varied: a refresh on interior walls, repainted kitchen cabinets, and a full exterior paint job – plus accumulated carpentry fixes. Because she had worked with H.J. Holtz & Son on a smaller job years ago, she felt comfortable calling the company again.
This year’s Historic Garden Week tours, presented by Garden Club of Virginia, was to have included homes in Church Hill – and the Mews. The week has been canceled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but the painting that H.J. Holtz & Son did to freshen the space, which took place weeks ago, is still on display.