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A Little Stenciled Bench for my “Mud Porch” …yup that’s “Mud Porch” since I don’t have a “Mud Room”

Stenciled bench

Well its Spring fever time again and I have been busy working in my garden, amending the soil with compost, planning, planting and sowing seeds then there’s that dang spring cleaning but before I could get started I hurt my back which put me out of commission for about three weeks! UGH! I was begging for mercy, If you have ever had a back injury you know what I mean. It’s amazing how one simple movement can put you down just like that!  And suddenly you feel like you aged 40 years, it can be crippling and eye opening! I am so grateful for my health and the awful pain reminded me of  how I should not take it for granted.  I don’t know what I would do if I could no longer play with my grandchildren, work in my garden or finish the work on this beautiful home, which reminds me, now that I have my garden planted I need to concentrate on getting all that trim done for the living room. With so much to do I did not have a clue on what my next post should be, then I remembered I had this little bench I painted and stenciled towards the end of  last summer and I had never shared it with you. So without further ado.

 I was feeling a little crafty and inspired by all I had seen in Blogland and Pinterest like this Awesome Paisley Stenciled Table by Ashley@Domestic Imperfection and this Very Creative and Rustic Painted Wooden Crate Stairs by Donna@Funky Junk Interiors, this Very Cool Stenciled Subfloor by Sherry and John @Young House Love. and this Sweet Stenciled Napkin made into a Pillow by Angie@Knick of Time Interiors. Please click on these links and check them out you won’t regret it.

 We have this awful ugly handmade bench that was here in our kitchen when we purchased our home. Functional but no Beauty! I have hoarded it all this time, I just liked it and could not let go. It did come in handy many a time as a step stool.

DSC01882gsrpixlr We often are in need of extra seating around here and I knew she would come in handy but it just needed some love and it was past time to give her some. I found this sweet  ”Queen Bee” stencil at Artistic Stencil Designs.com and this “scrolly”  stencil design by Martha Stewart I had picked up at Home Depot months ago. So I thought I’d give it a go.

DSC01886gsr But first I had to do some small repairs, she was a little rickety so I glued and screwed the legs to sturdy her up.

DSC01898gsr Next, I primed, painted and sanded a little to distress, as  if she wasn’t distressed enough. Next I stenciled a scrolly thing in each corner

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DSC01914gsr I was having fun so then I decided to dress up her legs and her undercarriage

DSC01925gsr I just couldn’t stop, I was a stenciling fool! I had to add a few more scrolly things to the seat!

Stenciled bench Our garden is located  in front of our home so everyday I go out the front door and head over to water and tend to it, it’s usually damp and dewy so I slip on my garden rain boots.I store my boots out on the porch and now I have a sweet seat to sit on while I slip them off and on.

Stenciled bench What do you think?  Just goes to show you, never underestimate an awful ugly anything cuz …a little paint and a creative stencil and now she’s  Functional and a Beauty! I love it and it is perfect extra seating when entertaining on our front porch!

Front porch with painted rockers and swing So come on over and lets party, cocktails anyone?

Here’s a Before

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And After

Stenciled bench

Oh! And guess who decided it was his?

Spook

 It’s Spook! He’s our Big, Fluffy, Fat, Kitty and he has always claimed the front porch, the other kitties are not allowed.

Big fluffy fat cat on bench

Yawning cat

Yup! The bench is pretty much his, oh well , if I love on him, he will share it with me and how could I resist?

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Spring into a conversation with me…will you? List or no List?

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Okay, yes Spring is here folks…at least it is here in Texas and unfortunately I know that it won’t be around long because our Spring will soon turn into Summer with temperatures in the high 90′s and low 100′s!

I thought I would try something different in this post today because I’m not feeling the love so this is an experiment and whether you are a follower or not and/or maybe you just stumbled upon this blog of mine by accident or for the first time, this conversation will remain open forever so it doesn’t matter if it is 2 weeks from now, 2 months from now or the dead of winter when you find me. I hope that you will join me and leave a comment at the bottom of this post. And while we converse I will share some Texas Spring Beauty with y’all.

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The topics are Spring Cleaning, Forgetfulness and List or no List??? For me Spring Cleaning as I am sure for most of us can be overwhelming. So I would like to here your take on this subject. Most all the time I have this list in my head of what needs to be done around here. As I stroll from room to room in my home I see all the things I would like to do and make a mental note of it, for instance I walk into my kitchen and looking up I see a few cobwebs in the corners and on those tacky fake plants, LOL I see what appears to be dead bugs that have collected in the light fixtures, and what looks like fur growing on the top of my ceiling fan blades. Then as I look lower I notice smudges on the glass cabinet doors and windows. And greasy fur growing on the lip of the vent hood. EOOH YUK! Looking even lower I notice tiny food splatters on my lower cabinets, and I remember it’s time to re-seal those granite countertops again! What’s worse is if I open the drawers and cabinets I can see and feel tiny dust particles and can’t find anything in my unorganized pantry.

Texas Wild Flowers

Most people who walk through my home may not notice these disgusting little things that annoy me. But I do and they will annoy me until I do something about them. I know I am not the only one who cannot afford a maid to come in and take care of all these things that annoy me. This is only one room in my home, what about the Bathroom and the Living Room and the Bedroom etc.

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Wildflowers

Oh and because it is so beautiful outside, the birds are singing, the trees are sporting  thier new duds for the season and rustling in the wind and the warm air and sun feel magnificent! Oh I just want to be OUTSIDE!  To get those annoying task done, sometimes I will sit and write myself a list of all the things I need to do for each room and slowing cross them off the list while I tend to them but sometimes I figure I could get them done quicker if I just DO IT! I think I need the list cuz sometimes I will forget, you know it comes with age, we get forgetful and I’m afraid I’ll miss something, I also think without the list I’ll get the most important things done and if I forget something well I guess it must not be important and let it go and figure I will eventually get around to it! Sometimes when I clean I get bored if I stay in one room until it is done and because we, as women are naturally multi-taskers, though some folks may call it scatterbrained,  I’ll do this, I’ll clean the ceiling fan and lights in the Kitchen then I’ll wander into the Living Room and I’ll vacuum the rug, then I’ll mozy over to the Bedroom and I’ll fetch a load of  laundry and I’ll step outside and sweep the porch etc..and before you know it not one room gets completed. So here’s my questions for you, Do you write List or do you just DO IT and trust your mental list? Are you forgetful and/or scatterbrained? Or do you stay focused and complete one room at a time? Do you have a maid? How do you attack the Spring Cleaning  around your home? Or maybe , you are one of those special ladies how don’t have Spring Cleaning chores cuz you know how to stay on top of everything throughout the year.  I’m not hatein’ just sayin’…To be honest, I’ve just touched on my Spring Cleaning because I have been busy getting my Spring Garden going instead. I do Love being Outside!!! Working on my Farmers tan. :) Gotta Get TO IT!

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First Fall Garden Results

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Hi y’all, with Spring on the way I will soon be planting again so today I wanted to share with you the results of my first Fall Garden if you missed the post at the beginning of the season and you’re in need of a short story I hope you will take a few minutes and read up here. I promise this post is not so long-winded.

Anyways, I am very pleased with the results, I planted  Broccoli, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Celery, Asparagus, Carrots, Onions, Garlic, Strawberries, and Blueberries. And a few herbs (thyme,oregano, parsley, cilantro, and sage) Once the weather cooled off and the bugs gone, things got so much better.

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Bright Lights Swiss Chard via www.glassslipperrestorations.com

Baby Broccoli via glassslipperrestorations.com

 Did you know that the part of the broccoli we eat is actually the flower of the plant? And once you cut the main head off of the Broccoli if you let the plant continue to grow you will get baby broccoli (not the same as broccolini)?  This pic is the baby broccoli, I forgot to get a pic of the main head.

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Aint this the cutest head of cabbage you have ever seen? Our chickens have put out larger eggs than this!!!

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Brussels Sprouts via glassslipperrestorations.com

Now the only thing is the Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, and Cabbage grew very small. I’m thinking maybe not enough fertilizer or soil amendments, although I read that organic produce is often not as large as non-organic produce because of the lack of chemicals. However the smaller produce is more tender and sweet.  It takes awhile to perfect the soil. I will work more organic matter in the garden soil before planting and see how my spring/summer harvest turns out.

The Asparagus seeds didn’t make it, the Carrots are still very small but hopeful, the Onions, Celery, Garlic, Strawberries and Blueberries are all doing well. The Lettuce, Swiss Chard and Spinach are still producing! I gave the Cauliflower to our neighbor and we ate ALL of the Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage. I have never tasted better veggies in my life!

I plan on planting Tomatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Okra, Cucumbers, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Eggplant and Peppers. Wish me luck!

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Designing the Living Room – first of a new series…

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Hey everyone, welcome to our home, I am so pleased to have many new readers, FB and Pinterest followers! Thank you all!

Here to let you in on a new series I am beginning. Now that I have completed painting all of the windows and doors we had to decide on which room next? The choices? Either Den/Office/Guest Room, the Bedroom or the Living Room.

The decision has been made to complete the Living Room ~whisper~I think Gary just wants to kick me out of his den… See the den has been used as our living room for quite some time, ever since we moved everything out of there to refinish the floors. ~whisper~Don’t tell him but I was hoping he would pick this room next, I am looking forward to this room being done especially now that we have our wood burning stove in there.

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Rain Water Catch System

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BRING ON THE RAIN!

So we have well water, it is great to not have that monthly bill those city folks get. It is an artesian well, which means the water is constantly under pressure it forces its’ way up and out of the ground. And because of this it has to have a way to run continually to relieve that pressure. The water has been feeding our creek for years. What a waste! We thought the runoff would be perfect to use to water our new garden. [click to continue…]

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Painting our Wood Windows

Painting wood windows

Okay, you thought I was done painting the windows, and I am. Woo Hoo!!! Do a little dance around the room!! Yee Haa!! This is a post about how I did them and just never shared with you but “What about the fourth door ? you ask” . Well I got er done. Yes!! Do another little dance around the room!! I just didn’t see the point in writing another post on how I paint doors, if you missed that post, just click here for a lesson learned and step by step process including 6 tips on how to get a professional looking paint job using a brush (no brush marks)…more on doors here, and a tutorial on a chemical free way to remove paint from door hardware here. [click to continue…]

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Company’s coming! Quick and Inexpensive Window Shades!

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Some of you may have seen these quick and inexpensive window coverings, they have been around for many years. Those of you who haven’t, this post is for you. They are basically paper which has been perfectly folded (accordion style). Read More

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It’s a New Year!! Welcome 2014! Welcome Baby Derrick!

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Hi y’all! Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas and an Awesome Happy New Year!! First I would like to blab about our new grandson, his name is Derrick, he was born on January 2nd at 2:55 pm, he was 6lbs, 6ozs, and 19 1/4  inches! And he is the sweetest, most precious gift, what a way to celebrate the new year!

I thought it would be neat for him to read the details someday so for the record, this is how his birth went. His doctor scheduled the day, Christina would come in at 3:00 am to have meds administered to start the labor, and she should deliver by 8:00 am, as most deliveries go it didn’t quite go that way. I arrived at 4:15 am and the nurse said the doctor wouldn’t be in until 8:00 to start meds so I asked for a blanket and pillow and laid down on the sofa next to her bed and we took a nap to the rhythmic sound of his little heartbeat thump thump, thump thump, thump thump. Read More

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“Oh Christmas Tree”..it’s a Rusty Junk, Charlie Brown Christmas… Fun with Old Bed Springs!

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Hey y’all, I sure hope you had a Blessed and Awesome Thanksgiving filled with all your favorite foods and family!

 This year, we are having Christmas at my sister in-laws, whom always does an awesome job of decorating her home for Christmas, she actually sets up two trees each different and both beautiful!!! Very warm and inviting ooh, I can’t wait! I love Christmas!

 Since we will be enjoying hers on Christmas Day and we do not have children at home or even visiting for Christmas this year, I thought to myself…”Why go out and spend money on a tree?” It’s just Gary and I tho I still wanted a tree. It was a cold and rainy day and  I was feeling a little crafty so I  gathered these five old rusty bed springs I had set aside for a crafty mood kinda day.

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Gardening 101…my first Fall Garden

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Hey y’all! I’m back  ;)  I’ve missed y’all!  I’m so thankful that you have taken the time to stop by! I gotta warn ya, this is a very long-winded post, you may even call it a short story. I just have so much information to share with you about our garden!

Here’s a quick little run down on what has gone on since my last post. My oldest grandson just turned 6, I helped my Daughter and Junior get moved, we celebrated Gary’s 50th birthday with both of our closest families, we’ve been doing a little FunkyJunkin collecting and decorating and I got to go to Antiques week in RoundTop and visited the Junk Gypsy’s new shop!

Woohoo! All pretty cool! Life is good, God is Great! [click to continue…]

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Finally Door number Three…

Restoring door #3 via glassslipperrestorations.com

Oh my gosh, I thought I’d never get done with this door! I gotta tell ya, this is not the way you should do this project.

First I took a long look at this thing and knowing what a job it was to strip the old paint off, I really didn’t want to do it. So I procrastinated a little but I knew I had to strip it, the finish was just sooo awful! [click to continue…]

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Home is where the Hearth is…installing our Wood Burning Stove

chimney via glassslipperrestorations.com

Is that a fire? Quick!.. call 911!!! Relax, it’s just the wood burning in our new woodstove… in our living room!

WHAT? It’s 93 degrees outside??

Just Kidding… ;) no, we are not burning a fire quite yet, but as soon as it gets below 50, or maybe 40, we can’t wait to smell that smokey goodness, wood… burning in our home!

 I am so looking forward to some cooler weather! [click to continue…]

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Garden Project update…and Planter Boxes made from Salvaged Wood

Texas Art via glassslipperrestorations.com

Hey y’all, first, if you missed my post on the Gardening Project, please check it out here, now we decided to implement Paul’s Back to Eden way of gardening, and I am happy to say, we have successfully killed off all the Bermuda grass in the garden area! But there is one weed we cannot get rid of, it’s Nutgrass or Nutsedge. [click to continue…]

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Say goodbye to the Summer 2013′…

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Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by, We’ve been so busy, as I know many of you are as well, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day, I honestly don’t know how y’all keep up! What a summer it has been around here! [click to continue…]

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They’re Hot,They’re Gorgeous, and oh so Sexy!

Restored Vintage Door Hardware via glassslipperrestorations.com

I’m talking about  the “vintage door hardware”,  jewelry for your doors(if you will) which had been painted over?!!

WoW!! Never knew how Beautiful it was or how easy it would be to clean up!

Ok, here goes a tutorial on “How To Restore Vintage Door Hardware” [click to continue…]

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Two down, Two to go….

Vintage Doors restored via glassslipperrestorations.com

Just a little update  on the “to do” list for ya, I chose to work on the doors, if you visited Our Incomplete Home Tour,

and I know you did, if not I hope you will take a few minutes and visit, you may remember I mentioned only three doors, [click to continue…]

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Skippity Do Da Day!!

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Now, you know my man just can’t sit still on his break from the “To do”  list, he was so anxious to create something from those pallets,

and of course he was thinking of me (lucky me)

and decided to build me a potting table( I’m the happiest girl…in the whole USA) a little Donna Fargo there for ya…

for those who didn’t grow up with this music, what can I say, you missed out on some good ole’ country classics!  [click to continue…]

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“Happy Wife,Happy Life”…

Painting wood siding via Glass Slipper Restorations

Well, just wanted to brag a little lot about my Absolutely Awesome, Amazing, Handsome husband, Gary. He is the true bones (if you will) of this home, he structurally maintains our home, without him my dream of completing the restorations to this old house would not become a reality.

He has a never-ending ” honey-do” list, which I know there are many, many men with these list, I think his, must be the largest in the world! [click to continue…]

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Break Time! ya gotta take a break from the “to do” list….

Toybox made from pallets via GlassSlipperRestorations.com

After completing the Front Porch, I took a little break from “the house” and worked on a couple of “fun” items

A toy box for my grandson! [click to continue…]

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Our “Incomplete” Home tour…

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OK, you have seen the Reality Check photos and you have seen the Bathroom, the Kitchen, the Dining Room, and the Front Porch Renovations,

 if you haven’t, please check them out.

Everything from here on out is incomplete!

Today, I will take you on a tour of the incompleted rooms, just to bring you up to date on where we stand now. [click to continue…]

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Super Sweet Blogging Award???

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Karen at “Into My Window”  has nominated me for this award, THANK YOU  ;)  Karen, I was first drawn to this lady when I read, “Hi Honey, I’m Home“, I felt so connected with her writing, as if I had known her forever. [click to continue…]

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Making Hay…..;)

Coastal Bermuda Hay field via glassslipperrestorations.com

That’s right! We are making Hay (coastal bermuda hay, that is). Fortunately our property came with 12 acres of beautiful coastal bermuda hay, which we support and sell to the local cattle ranchers and horse owners. [click to continue…]

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At War with the Stickers….

Sandspurs in a mason jar

Stickers, Sandspurs, Sticky Sandspurs, tough little suckers, and painful, oh my goodness, we have created a war zone.

We first started seeing stickers in and around our yard several years ago when the draught began. These little suckers love dry sandy soil, they thrive in sunny areas and bermuda grass. We have it all. We have a very large yard and area we have to maintain to help keep out snakes, rodents etc…(about 2 acres). [click to continue…]

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Under Construction…..

Glass Slipper Transformations

Whats new? I should be so used to this by now…after 10+ years…yet it sometimes seems so unsettling…as if I can’t get comfortable. [click to continue…]

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“Lil’Bit New Orleans in Texas”

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RED, it’s the first thing you will notice in my Dining Room. I love all colors, red is a classic color for a traditional Dining Room. The color red is a warm, passionate and energetic color. It stimulates hunger and conversation (which is exactly what you want in a dining room). When deciding on a color for the Dining Room, I tested several on the wall before I ultimately decided on ” Merlot Red” by Benjamin Moore and I just Love It! [click to continue…]

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Front Porch Transformation….

Front porch with painted rockers and swing

Referring to my Spring Fever is Here…post, I’ve been working on our front porch and I can’t just show you the end results without showing you where we started with this project 10 years ago. [click to continue…]

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The Gardening Project

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10 years ago when we began working on the house, we were so excited that we were finally in the country and we had plenty of space for a garden, chickens, horses etc. Gary bought a Troy Bilt tiller and he tilled up a space, we amended the soil and planted a variety of vegetables. [click to continue…]

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Spring Fever is Here!!! Repurposed Doghouse into a Chicken Coop!

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Spring is here in Texas, Gary and I have been busy working outside, taking advantage of the mild weather to get some ongoing projects completed, started and hopefully completed, because here in Texas, summer will be here before you know it and it will be purgatory time (100+ degree) until October. We have worked on the chicken coop, the garden, and now doing some painting and staining on the exterior of the house. Yes, it seems we always have at least 3 or 4 projects going on at the same time… And did I mention we picked up over 100 pallets this morning for some future projects. Yay, really excited about this :D :D :D. [click to continue…]

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Show and Tell…Kitchen Storage

Kitchen (after) pantry

This is a special post due to a comment I received from Carol at http://cas-anoasisinthedesert.blogspot.com/ She asked,” What is the cupboard/doorway above the pantry?” in my latest post, And then there was a kitchen…Well this was a great idea my husband had when we knew we would be replacing the back door leading to the porch. It was damaged and I wanted a french door, so we salvaged the old door (lower section) using it for a new storage area in the top section of the pantry. The original corner pantry had a ceiling of 11’2″ and was not accessable, so it was wasted space. In these old houses there is never enough storage space, so a hole had to be cut in the wall above the pantry, he installed a light , floor and the modified door and “voila!”, additional storage. He is a very clever man. [click to continue…]

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And Then There Was A Kitchen….

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Whoa, Not so fast, It wasn’t that easy…Here are the before pictures;
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Simply Sharing….

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For this post I just wanted to share a little more about my family and pets; This is my Absolutely Amazing Husband ( Gary )

I could not make up my mind on which photo, so I added them all. :) [click to continue…]

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A “Must tell” Story about the Bathroom…..

Custom Handpainted Bath Floor

 The complete floor was removed and replaced with new, but I distressed the new flooring with a hammer, chains and an awl (crazy? no I think not, it had to look more like the original) then I decided to paint the floor (made of yellow pine, not oak). I wanted it to have a design, something classic, something french inspired, so I came up with this harlequin pattern with the blue, grey and black color. I thought it would make the room feel larger and special. [click to continue…]

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Bed, Bath , and Beyond cont…..

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WOO HOOO!! The Bathroom is done so we can move in! It had to be the first room completed because ya just can’t live without it, although my husband still likes to pee off the front porch and just about anywhere on the property(ya think he’s marking his territory?) Ha! Boys will be boys! ;) I’ll admit I would love an outdoor shower. [click to continue…]

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Preparing the Bed,Bath,and Beyond….

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10 MONTHS, It took us 10 MONTHS to get the Bedroom, and Bathroom in a livable condition to move in. Notice something missing? Yes, we moved in without a kitchen but I’ll get to that in a later post… The bathroom had the most horrible smell and the floor made crunching sounds when you walked on them. [click to continue…]

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UP…UP…UP… Level Them Bones….

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Once we had removed the back section of the house, we needed to get it level and raise it up. The house had got water in it many years earlier when the nearby creek flooded, so as a precaution, we raised it another foot higher. I will say, I never intended to write a blog, therefore I don’t have many detailed pictures and these older pictures are not taken with a digital camera, I scanned these from prints.

And this is what the back of the house looked like…

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The Cortez brothers did a great job at raising and leveling our home, they are actually the same guys, along with their father, that cut it in half, removed the roof, moved it, put it back together and installed the original foundation in the 70′s.

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No More Fear…BRING IT ON!

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Yes! We can do this! Turns out my husband was so excited, he began cleaning up around the property before it officially belonged to us. It also turned out , there is nothing he can’t do! After a much anticipated wait, this DIY project was ours to do what we wanted, so, we dove, head-first, into demo mode right away! Before long, we had filled two dumpsters and our house was wide open to the elements. [click to continue…]

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Reality Check Brings Uncertainty WAHH WAH…

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As we looked closer, first at the exterior, then walked inside we were immediately overwhelmed with a horrible smell (sewage? turned out to be sulfur). I saw the possibilities of what it could be, but I could also see a lot of Blood, Sweat, and Tears ahead. [click to continue…]

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FIRST SIGHT and WHAT a SIGHT it WAS…..

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We drove for what it seemed like forever, as we began down the farm to market road,to our left,beyond a small hay-field and a thick grove of trees, we spotted a glimpse of what we had searched for, a Beautiful, Historic, Victorian Farmhouse in the country.

As we approached, my heart began to pound with excitement, it was then, before we ever stepped foot on the property, I knew this was the dream, this was our future, I was in love at FIRST SIGHT!!

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