Monday, August 16, 2010
Mitchell has returned to Atlanta and Thomas is working hard on the house. It is so much work and I am having some complications with Lupus at the moment and am really not much help. I did help a little yesterday with the mud on the drywall. I got it everywhere and I think he just wanted me to let him do it! So I have some progress to show you and few items for sale...
Cute little Shabby White Table, Pell City Furniture. Very Heavy with 1 One Drawer. $20
It measures 23 x 23 x 22 Tall .
Sweet Cottage Green Cabinet. Has Storage inside and Little Turned Feet. $30
It measures 26 inches in Width, 13 1/2 inches in Depth and 30 1/2 inches Tall.
Original Embossed Door Knob.
OODLES of DETAILS!!
Great Wood Table with the Brass Nail Heads, $22
It measures 23 x 21 x 17 inches Tall
Ok, Now on to the really fun stuff... more of the house!
Do you remember this in the foyer?
Ok, the next problem...we found termite damage. It had been treated and there is no activity but, there was no way to replace the pieces of lap board so sadly...dry wall it has to be!
may not seem like a lot but...it has been hard work for Thomas.
We have all the kitchen appliances. The columns are going across the front of the house this week and hopefully the kitchen floors will be leveled.
I am still so excited at what this will become. I really can't wait!! But...for now I will have to. Next time I will hopefully have a few rooms painted and show you some of my options for bathroom tile. I have picked the kitchen back splash, but for now you will have to wait for the next installment.
Remember you can have a Warm and Welcoming home without spending Tons of Money! I can help!! I am only an email, text or phone call away!!
Take Care All!!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
This Sweet Vintage Rocker Has a White Denim Slip Cover and Couple of Pillows $20
OK, the carpet is gone and all of the upper wall paper have been removed....the lower stuff is a real pain. But, Alysa (my grand daughter) and I are slowly getting it off. For those who do not know, hot water in a spray bottle with just a little dish washing detergent helps, as long as you have loosened or scored the paper. I didn't want to score because it is really hard to cover, but I think we are going to go with a textured wall and scoring is the next step!! An old house is WORK!!!
Thomas is beginning the removal of the paneling.....Hope It Is Tongue and Grove or At least Lap Board!!!
Sadly the original hardwood floors are in really bad shape and nothing I can do about it. Can't be refinished and have some rot from water damage. Not in the budget for new hardwoods so...I have decided to Use the Thick Stain Grade Plywood, Paint the floors a satin black...sand them back ever so lightly to bring a little wood grain in and then tape off the large Diamond Pattern and Paint them in a Gloss Black. A subtle difference but enough impact. One day hardwoods can be replaced but for now I can be happy with this. Do you remember what the Kitchen Floors will be?? Let me show you again and you can see how they 2 Rooms will play off of each other.
This gives you a little better vision of what is to come.
The bottom Kitchen Cabinets could not be saved, so we kept the top and are having new ones built on the bottom and expanding the pantry. Our island will be in a Black Distress. The Cabinets I have decided will be a Linen color in Shaker Style. The Walls will be one step down on the color chart from the Dinning Room with the same color on the ceilings.
Before any demo....
After we have begun. The Hood Vent is coming down and Thomas is building a Large One with details and Bead Board. Forgot to mention, the Shaker Style Cabinets will have Bead Board Front with the Simple Trim out. The Cut out which was above the sink will be removed. I changed my mind about the counter tops, I had thought a White Marble but I decided a Black Slat works better for me. We found an Old Cast Iron Sink that is 66 inches!!! Drain Boards on both sides and a Bullet was shot into it from behind.( It was used as someones outside sink to clean fish.) There are 2 places where the porcelain has come off, and the black shines through. I actually love it the way it is. And the bullet, it stays!!! I will have a surprise around the stove for you. You will just have to wait and see.
The Square Fluted Columns will be installed this week. I plan to try to get all the shutters down, sanded and painted black. Looks like the windows have some rot around them and the 4 old Original ones have to be replaced...but we found some that had been removed from another old home that are in perfect condition but are just a tad smaller. Thomas says these will work and so I guess they will. I am excited about the house, ready for it to be finished. Almost forgot...This is what the floors in the dining room looked like in pieces
Now on to a few new things....The Farm Table and Benches Sold and A Ton of Other things I was going to be offering this week ...Thanks Melissa and Barbara for Helping me to clear some of the storage unit...It is still FULL...you can just sorta of walk...
Oak Art Deco Vanity $35....Great Details. The Pair of Botanical Framed Prints leaning are $20 for the Pair. The Silver Plate Footed Tray is $10. Merci in Black is $12.
Door Secretary $100, Great Off White Lamp with Lots of Details...$10. Silk Pillow Leaning $8.00.
Lots of small stuff to offer and will show more things later with the updates on the house. If there is something you are looking for, chances are I have it!! Just ask!!
You can have a Warm and Welcoming Home without Spending Tons of Money....I Can Help!!!
Try to Stay Cool in this Horrible Heat and Please Stay in Touch!!!!!!
Friday, August 6, 2010
These 3 People Bring Such Happiness to My Life. This is My Sweet Husband Thomas and our 2 Grand Daughters..Alysa and Shy! Love, Love!!
When we can't be together, my Family Says Love, Love...that means love you with a Big Hug.
I have more things and some of things from my last post, seems you all wanted everything when I was out of town with my phone turned off. I am sorry but, I really needed the family time and Love. I still have so many items to offer you.....
Great for a Kitchen or Dining Area or For an Outside Covered Area. Folks with small children this is perfect. The kids love the Benches and Mom you and Dad have a Chair Each.
I Think these would be Fabulous in Red....White if you are not as Bold or Green is always a Great Color. I would be happy to paint them for you if you need me to...just tell what's your Flavor!!
I have some Small Things as well...I was going to have the Booth so....
The Great Blue Chunky Candle Holder from Last week $8.00. The Botanical is one of a Pair...I will show you come closer views.
They are Just Stunning Together!
Sweet Details on the Green with Cherries and Grapes..Great for Displaying on a Shelf or Hanging on the Wall. $8.00
I Have Red Shelf as well for you Bolder Folks and it Has Hooks. Either Shelf $10.00
Black Cast Iron Eagle Book Ends...Heavy!!!!!
Very Americana. $10.00
Sweet Iridescent Bottle Perfect for some Wild Flowers or Herbs on your Kitchen Counter, On a Window Ledge, In The Bathroom or Just Beside a Bed....Or on the Tray that Delivers Breakfast in Bed to You or Your Special Someone! It Measures 10 3/8 inches $5.00
Oh I Love Words, What better Way to Say "Thank You" than in French!! And in Black ...It Makes a Statement!! Use it anywhere on anything... It Measures 18 5/8 in Length and 6 3/8 Inches Tall.....$12.00
Again....Love Words!! Perched on top of the Fridge, The Cabinet, The Counter, The Table ANYWHERE!!! Love the Black, have a pre-drilled hole if you want to hang it...It Measures 12 1/8 in Length and 6 5/5 inches Tall! !$10.00
Yep, Fruit...A Trio of Fruit Molds. Hanging on the wall even mixed with you Tole Platters...Yum!! The Measurements (Large) 7 x 5 1/4 Inches and The two Small are 3 1/2 Round $8.00
Wonderful Vintage Pottery Pitcher, Measures 6 3/4 Inches Tall
Simple and Wonderful $6.00
Found This Lamp in some of my digging....Has a Great Distressed Finish, just add a Shade
Wonderful Primitive Cabinet....I haven't done a thing to it, I discovered Old Green Stained Glass under the paint. I love Chippy Old Furniture and this one fits the bill!!! It Measures 25 1/2 x 18 3/8
Take a Closer Look It is Oak under all that Paint, I love it just the way it is BUT....it could be so much more!!!
Just a few more items...
I Have this Great Shelf Planter....Reduced to $35
Top Plenty of Space for Display!!
Side View! $35
Last But Certainly Not Least....
Here are the spindles
I Still Have the Door Secretary (scroll down to last weeks post to see it) or just email for more photos. My storage unit is Full! Full and over flowing!!
I will begin showing you the progress of our New Home in my next post! We have made some progress and I am so excited!!
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