Saturday, August 6, 2011

Old cupboard salvage!

This old cupboard was in one of the sheds when we bought the house next door to us 3 years ago. My hubby thought I was crazy for wanting to keep it, but I had a vision!! If it is worn and broken down then it is the furniture for me!! Well, after 3 years we finally pulled it out and my hubby was nice enough to put it back together,because even though I thought I could do it I really had no clue how to. So glad I am married to a woodworker! We managed to salvage a view of the original tongue and groove back pieces and then just put on plywood from the drawers down. You can't even tell now that I have it decorated. Hubby also put in glass windows. We went back and forth about polyurithaning it, but I love to the original beat up look. This is the first thing we salvaged and as much as my hubby thought I was nuts he has admitted it looks really nice in the house. I was told it was prob made in 1930's or so which is about the same age as our house, which makes it extra special!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween everyone!!!! I just love this time of year, but once it gets here it goes way too fast! I am watching Halloween right now, my all time favorite movie! I love horror movies and have been watching nothing else! I think I watched 30 in the past 2 weeks. Tomorrow I probably won't be able to find any on the tube :( lol.

Friday, October 22, 2010

What goes on at the Battlefield at night?

I miss the days of being able to go on the battlefield after dark. My hubby and I did that every year on Halloween weekend. It is a very sad place, and certainly a creepy experience after dark. We have had many odd occurences there, as many people do.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Louisianna Plantations! Wow

Could you imagine living in one of these homes? They would be so awsome to tour!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Some things left behind on property we bought

A couple of things that were left behind was this great ladder!!! This hutch was left sitting in this spot and I haven't moved it. I want to rip it apart and restore it. I got all the green shutters too, also a bunch of chairs and an old wooden bench that is in the cellar. I will have to take a pic of that.

My project. 2 years ago we bought the house next to us. It has 2 apartments upstairs and one on the entire first floor. We compeletly renovated it. The property has a couple of building on it, along with the garage. It was an elderly couple who lived there and they kept everything!!!! I got some great old things at the sale and a few things were left behind. The family worked for an entire year to empty this house for the sale and what ever was left afterwards we just told them not to worry about it and we would get rid of it when we got dumpsters.. I claimed this building for myself right away. My dream is to restore it. The floor is sagging and some wood needs replaced, and I want to paint it. Luckily the roof does not leak. I want to be able to move my crafting area to there. This is what it looks like now.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I am enjoying the summer, and I know it's only July, but I am starting to get that "I can't wait until fall feeling"!!! I love being inside, nice and cozy, turning on my lil lights, burning candles. During the summer months I tend to put some things away to give the house a lighter, cooler feel, and in the fall make it more cozy looking! I can't wait!!!