Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
These videos were taken back in April. Everything still looks the same except for the window treatments have been given away to an old Southern lady who requested them. Apparently she had toured the house when she had considered buying it and fell in love with the hideous baby pink curtains and sheer drapes with bug poop all over them. She said she was into "shabby chic" stuff. My mom put it best when she said, "Well, how about shabby shabby?" :)
Monday, July 13, 2009
he got right to work at their sand-blasting station where they typically sand steel, not oak. Pshhh, beat that mineral oil.
It proabably took less than an hour and removed every last bit of lacquer and then some. The door has deeper grooves in the grain, but we just call that character. Plus, the stain and lacquer that we put on it will help fill in those grooves.
Yeah, that's what I thought too. :)
Thursday, July 9, 2009
We picked this beaut up last week in South Charlotte from a guy who bought it from his doormaker friend, but decided he couldn't use it. It is a solid oak door with beautiful detail molding and is worth over $1,000! We got it for $150.00! Praise God! Now, all we have to do is sand it, stain it dark and get the hardware and we'll be in business. Finished product to come once we can figure out how to remove the stubborn lacquer...
And I'm so excited about my other craigslist purchase! I picked this baby up for $20.00 last night! I can just see Greta giggling in it with all of her princess books and "tolors" in the shelf below.
Which makes me one step closer to this....:)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
This is what we hope for it to look like AFTER. We plan to knock down some walls to allow an open living area. Even though we will probably have to lose the double sided fireplace for this to happen, there is another fireplace in the new sitting room I didn't mention. Another great perk of this is the dining room's view will look out on this!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Side note: I love my blue doors and have a great dream of turning one into a bench for our entryway. However, I'm not sure if it's leaded paint on the door or not. Anyone know how I could find out? I don't want to paint over it, but I don't want to die of lead poisoning either....
Thursday, July 2, 2009
This is behind the house looking towards the neighbors house on the right.
We discovered that one of the trees in the backyard has green apples all over it. Time will tell I guess what kind they are and how big they'll get...
The grape arbor is starting to get little green buds on it! I've heard that the harvest time for grapes is spring...so hopefully they'll last the winter.
There are day lillies all around the yard. And ant mounds.
This is the side of the yard. Everything in the picture all the way to the tree line on the left is included!