After living with a partially finished kitchen for about a year, we decided it was time to finish it up in order to list our house for sale. Originally the loom for my fiber arts business was located in the corner of the kitchen so we did not put cabinets all the way to… Read More Completed Antique Farmhouse Kitchen
Things are really moving around here! It was so exciting to see the back of the house interior get knocked down! What a mess! Of course the old ‘back porch’ structure was built very haphazardly and under built and needed to have a completely new roof structure, then after that blow they ripped up the flooring… Read More Flip your house around!
This past winter had no snow until the end of January. just like last year actually. Then we got one storm and it looked like this In one day before we had a chance to rake off the roof we had ice dams. They didn’t go away until March and at several points over the… Read More Planning Stages of rearranging our house
As you may have seen from my other kitchen remodel posts, we plan to do a full kitchen gut in a few years…but for now we need to make it functional for a serious cook and pretty because I can’t take it when my surroundings aren’t pretty! The plan for the white formica countertops, was… Read More Faux Soapstone Countertops
Just posting some pics for now. This will be the post for the full kitchen…then I’ll have to break it down by the major projects – chalkboard painting fridge, shaker-izing the cabinets, faux soapstone counters, salvaged spice rack…. Before AFTER
Another weekend project we finished last weekend was to turn our flat front 50′s (or earlier maybe, no curved edges on the cabinets which made ‘shakerizing’ even easier) into classic Shaker Style Cabinets for under $50! I didn’t make the before picture terrible picture quality on purpose I swear, it was the best picture I… Read More From 50’s to Shaker in One Afternoon!
I never thought within our budget we’d manage to get 4 bedrooms AND a studio for me…but somehow we HAD to. The girls, 11 & 13 bicker incessantly and it’s just exhausting and irritating – I’d sew in a closet if it meant I wouldn’t have to listen to this all day! So this house… Read More Studio in a Closet
Our downstairs bathroom looks better in pictures than in real life…it’s much older and odder than the white appears. The strange striping in the picture is caused from my iphone panorama feature but it’s really pretty dingy, the walls are made of some strange masonite panels from maybe the 50′s? 60′s? who knows… with metal… Read More Downstairs Bathroom Half Done…
There’s no going back now, not that I would want to. I can see the potential there no problem, it has a perfect layout for us, the neighborhood is unbelievable, the yard is unbelievable…but it’s pretty unsightly empty and I’m ready for everyone thinking I’m crazy when they see it this weekend. Closing goes pretty… Read More House Closing
Memorial Day Weekend of 2013 we found the house we HAD to have. It came with 6 months of torment and finally became ours November 15th 2013. It was built in 1845 has about one acre of sloped open land behind it with incredible views and overgrown but established gardens. It’s in the most… Read More We Found Our Dream House!