Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kitchen cabinets

I have decided instead of regular kitchen cabinets we will be doing lots of old kitchen pieces and some homemade cabinetry and shelves. Today I picked this up. Actually I bought two cabinets but only have a picture of this one. I bought two cabinets for $250 and the guy threw in an antique metal bread box I liked for free. I love this piece and have lots of good plans for it!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

We have upstairs stud walls....YEAH!

This is looking toward the front of the house. I'm standing in the backside of the house bedroom looking through the bedroom doors. The front bedroom will be the grandchildrens room when they come to visit.
This is looking from the front to back across the foyer area into the back bedroom, which is mine and Richards room. If you really strain your eyes to see, there is a walk-in closet in the left front corner of the room. The door to it is on the far wall of the closet, straight across from the window.
Its getting there! I get more and more excited every time something new gets done. Next is insulation, wiring, and then plumbing.
Till I post again....Love thy Earth!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My strange decorating!!!

So, I thought I would post pictures of some of the things we have been collecting for our little house. This is our kitchen sink. I am THRILLED with it. This was the second one we bought. First we found one in a town near us that was a bit newer. The back splash was just a few inches tall and it only had a left side drain board, but I thought it would do. THEN, Richard found this one on Craigslist out towards Nashville (all others we found like this had been far away or way to expensive for us) where he was going in just a few days to work. He called the guy and made arrangements and was able to get it while he was out there working (which means gas was on company tab and saved us money). Now your asking, so what did you do with the first one you bought? Well, we still have it and at first decided we would put it in the laundry room for washing all my wool hand washables, but changed my mind. I needed the room for something else in there. Now I know this will sound strange to many folks, but I'm seriously considering using it in the bathroom...yes, I know it has a drain board. I personally think it would be unique and interesting and that I might like it. After all, it is our home and as long as we are pleased, that is what really matters....soooo....let the strange decorating begin...lol.
This is our $60 stove we found on Craigslist just 50 minutes down the road from us. We love it and its just beautiful. This will be the 3rd stove like this I have had the pleasure of using. I so love these old stoves because of the extra width. I like to do canning from the garden and with a regular stove if you have two canners going at the same time its hard for them to fit on a regular size stove....no canners bumping on this stove. Plus you get the extra drawers on the side and bottom. I keep pots in the bottom and lids in the left drawer. There is an avocado green one similar to this one in the house that I am renting now. I'm so glad I found a beautiful white one for our house.

This is my $30 bathtub!!!! What a deal, eh? Yes, right now it is sitting in our carport piled full of moving boxes, but it won't be long till it will be making its way to the house. I sure dread moving it.....it is sooooooooooo HEAVY!!!!

Sunday will be a fun day. We will be working in the upstairs of our house building two walls on each side of the staircase to make two bedrooms and building the walls for closets. I'm very excited to see the stud walls for this getting done because it gives you a much better idea of how your rooms will look.
Well, that's about all I have to report to you for now.....till the next post, Love thy Earth!!!!