Guest Room Overhaul

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(Barrel side tables) I had the most extraordinary thing happen a few weeks back. The sort of thing that I really didn’t think happened anymore. I got a letter in the mail from the lady who grew up in this house. Her dad built it, and her family is the only one who ever lived in it, before us. She wrote the most charming letter telling me a little history of the house…how there used to be a farm down the road close enough to hear the cows lowing… (Painted dresser) (Old window turned mirror) …How the road out front used to be a dirt road, and originally the house was painted pink so it wouldn’t looks so bad from the dust from the road. (I shudder to think my “pink” problems could have been soooo much worse than I ever knew!) She told me how she remembered helping, as … Continue reading

The Dining Room Makeover

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We are on “round one” of our home renovation. Round one is defined thus: get it clean, get it livable, and get some paint on the walls for the sheer relief of my eyeballs! Round two will be more important things like, replacing floors, windows, maybe even getting doors which open and shut…novel concept to be sure. Let’s not underestimate round one though…it may be small budget stuff, but it’s a ferocious beast. Want evidence? I have plenty. This way if you please…this is my dining room before paint….and before extreme sanitary measures were taken. And this is my dining room after paint…white to the walls, black to the doors. See that wall separating the kitchen and the dining room? I wish I had a close up shot of the counter before I messed with it, It was so. gross. I don’t even have words really. I didn’t want to … Continue reading