Restoration

Reclaimed Coffee Table

‘Reclaimed’, what a great word.  I love how we humans use words to make things appear ‘better’ or more ‘desirable’.  As in, ‘used’ cars = not so good, ‘pre-owned’ car, a much classier choice.  ‘Reclaimed’ means it was junk, but I like it so I am ‘reclaiming’ it and calling it good or even great. […]

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Unpainting

When My Loving Spouse gets home from work he usually says, “Hi Sweetie, I’m home!” Except for the ‘other’ nights, then he says…. “What in the world are you doing?” Such was the other evening… I had the shop vacuum out and was vacuuming the lawn…and the flower beds. The ‘Unpainting‘ of the house has […]

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The Great Paint Prep

When we bought the house 3 years ago, it needed to be painted. Now, it really needs to be painted and the great prep has begun!  Tackling the easy to reach behind the house let’s get this job started, Number Two Son and I were a very effective team.  The dogs were delighted to have […]

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Getting It Done

We got lots done and we did it…his way, sort of a salute to Father’s Day.  Using the chain saw and burning through 2 chains and getting the saw so hot we boiled the gas, we (well…sort of ‘we’, meaning…’he’) trimmed off the tops of the fence posts made from rail road ties.  It was […]

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The Long List

The bathroom with three doors has been on the restoration list since day one.  Since we had a plan, we’ve been living with ‘it’.  ‘It’ being an aged white on white, with holes everywhere from old screws that had been removed, tired and forgotten room, except this is ‘the’ complete and working bathroom for all to see […]

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Half Bath

The attic bath remains a work in progress, it is just that the progress has been on hiatus.  We now call it a half bath, because it is half done.  This bath could well turn into a 2 year project, but luckily for me, I’ve met a friend here who’s husband took 8 years to […]

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Old Window

With cooler nights we returned to working on the attic bathroom, we could get away with the gaping hole we called a ‘window’ for summer, but not any longer.  I scoured our old window supply to find one that would fit the opening to no avail.  The thought crossed our mind (briefly) to order one […]

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Red Rocker

I saw a red rocking chair in town, ‘pre-owned’ and I really liked it.  I was imagining it for the front porch.  It would not only give the porch a pop of color, but we need a rocking chair for the porch!  The only problem, it was $90, and I wasn’t going to pay that […]

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Barn Red Garage

Usually, the only things that happen quickly around here are catastrophes, so starting and finishing a project that needed doing all in one day three hours is something that should be celebrated….and I mean Woo and Hoo! The garage was pink cement block.  It was useful.  It was sturdy.  It was ugly not nice looking and it […]

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The ‘A’ List

‘They’ are almost here.  We’ve been waiting for them to come since we first bought the farm.  ‘They’ are fun, funny, enjoy a good game, a good book, a good glass of gin and a bit of a project…‘they‘ are My Loving Spouse’s Little Sister and her partner in all things the delightful ‘A’.  They’ve come […]

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Vegetable Garden Dream

The Vegetable garden is finished. One of many, many projects around here and oh, so rewarding to see if finally completed. From where we started to where we are now…it has taken some time…and plenty of help, for which we are very grateful. If I were a professional photographer, there’d be all kinds of great […]

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Thinking about Painting the House

This summer the ‘plan’ is for me to start painting the house.  I say ‘start’ on purpose because I do plan to ‘start’, but I am just not too sure when I will finish.  We have a lot going on this summer…in order of appearance…a heifer calving, My Loving Spouse getting a knee replacement (for […]

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