I am a true primitive lover. I instantly fall in love with warmth and history of old primitive pieces. love to go to garage sales and auctions to look for treasures to add to our old farmhouse. I specialize in creating primitive stitcheries, seasonal and repurposed items.
Hello. As I sit here writing this, I can hear drills and smell sawdust. We are starting a remodel job on our old farmhouse today. We are beginning with putting can lights in the family room, and anyone who has ever remodeled an old house already knows this.....expect the unexpected. I don't really like these lights, but it's the only way to get light in here. We were originally going to put more lights in, but the electricians can't get to the area we wanted them because we are not replacing the ceiling. So, no lights there. Next, the others had to be moved over a bit to accommodate the beam in the attic. I am hoping that it all looks good when done. Our room is so dark, and I am tired of lamps everywhere. They are putting them in today and going to wire tomorrow. The contractor is coming tomorrow also to start tearing down the siding on the walls. Now, I have debated this issue for years and I hope I'm making the right decision. We have on the walls right now a pecan siding which is made up of individual pieces . Each piece will need to be taken off and we are then drywalling. We know it's not paneling but it looks like it. Like I said, it is very dark in this room so we are trying to lighten it up. The doors between rooms are being replaced also. We are getting the old baseboard and window trim from DH grandma's house to use in here. It matches the rest of the house as we are trying to get back to the original farmhouse look.
My dilemma is this. The tan (it looks grey in the picture) color in the middle is going on 3 walls in the family room. The fireplace wall I would like an accent color. At first, I wanted burgundy, but my love of blue is trying to take over. I found this navy and now am undecided on what to do. Any thoughts?? I love crocks and we have a blue chair and tan couch to go with the chair you see.
My friend Ann, A Hole in the Basket Primitives, went on a prim shopping trip to Findlay a couple of weeks ago. We scored big time on our Pfaltzgraff Folk Art. We were very civil and split pieces evenly. We also hit a garage sale that had pottery for sale, the antique store, and to our favorite prim shop, Early American Home. Oh, and Hobby Lobby where we found some really pretty fabric. Take a look at all the goodies I found.
Finally, I added some beeswax icicles to my selling blog. I know it's early for Christmas, but I was anxious to try out the mold. Stop by and check them out.
That's all for now. I get to go clean up saw dust.....too bad there isn't enough to put into a pinkeep!!
Thanks for stopping by and stayed tuned for more remodeling pics. Take care.
Make a Pillow from a Finished Applique
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