Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Here we go. The first wall being covered in "VINTAGE" siding.

As you can see I am undecided on wall color!!

Here it is with the furniture back in place.

Please let me know what you think!!


Isn't this moth incredible! It flew in the house and we had to get a picture.

God is amazing!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

From caios to hopefully order

Try as I might I couldn't fit everything in. You can see the back of the Hoosier, 
it is going to the lake house.

This is our harvest table covered with Ironstone and Buffalo china. We needed to remove a wall and move the fridge to get the hutch below into the kitchen.
 I am making room for my grandmothers buffet.

Here is the hutch we will be moving.

It's totally crazy in our house right now. I am incapable of doing one project at a time apparently. Hubby and I (mostly him) are removing walls, installing wainscoting and adding furniture.

More pictures soon!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Speaking of the lake house!!

Last year we started this project.
It's a work in progress. We bought a 1960 single wide in all it's original glory. We removed the closets, all of the cabinets and the flooring. Then I painted the paneled walls white. We used repro moulding and trim around new doors and windows. We removed the hollow core doors and replaced them with chippy white solid wood doors, of course we used vintage glass knobs. In the powder room we used a vintage vanity with original mirror and put sink into it, BEAUTIFUL.

 This is a picture of a little white cabinet I found on the curb.


Can you get a glimpse of the floor here? We layed plywood over the sub floor and stained it dark walnut with a satin varnish. It turned out better than we could have ever expected.

Can you see that the cabinets on the upper left don't match the others? This is what happens when you are on a budget! We bought damaged pieces and will bring it all together with a coat of gloss white paint. I used vintage glass door knobs for the lower doors and small glass knobs for the drawers and the upper cabinets.

We are bringing in a Hoosier and have changed out the blue table you can see on the left. I have lots of plans for our little house. Can't wait to share what we do next!!!


We've been busy

This is my new Ashley furniture. Hope you like it, we love it. It comes with a funny story. We had a small brown sectional which I decided would look much better at our lake house. Hubby and I took ol' brown to the lake with the intentions of switching it for the couch at the lake.Ol' brown fit just fine but the "new" couch wouldn't go thru the door at home. Lucky me  NEW FURNITURE!!!

P.S.   We had to burn the couch from the lake.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The most awesome find

No pictures yet but I will catch up to my postings as soon as I figure out my new camera.
Today Steven sent me over to a big pile of wood that at first glace was just that. Then at closer examination I discovered the WHITE and CHIPPY siding of an old house! We are going to use it for wainscoting in our living room, dining room and kitchen. I can't wait to show you. Another new project in the works are Black Walnut counter tops. Hopefully within the next couple of weeks.  Can't wait to show you pictures.