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Historic Virginia Paint Colors

Historic Virginia Paint Colors

I’ve decided I want my kitchen to have the color green in it.  (If you know me well, this is hardly a surprise because green’s always been my favorite color.)  I feel like green is a good color for a kitchen because it is fresh but has the ability to be both energizing and relaxing....
Not So Peachy Plumbing

Not So Peachy Plumbing

When I envisioned restoring an old farmhouse, I knew there would be times where something would go horribly wrong and we’d laugh about it years later while recanting the story to our grandkids. I just didn’t realize how quickly those stories would begin to add up. Since moving in, we’ve had all sorts of discoveries...
More Demolition

More Demolition

I thought I’d share more kitchen demo with you tonight! Here’s a picture of the double wall oven and wall cabinet (you can see the dining room peeking through in the background) with the cabinet doors removed.  David’s been taking out the wiring in the ceiling and inside the cabinets, I’ve been taking off the...
New Layout for Kitchen!

New Layout for Kitchen!

Here’s the layout of the kitchen without having touched a thing (please forgive my rudimentary Paint skills… for whatever reason I have not brushed up on them recently):With a budget of only $9,000, we’re going to try and preserve as much of the original kitchen/ layout as possible.  There are a few things that I...
Backyard Schematics

Backyard Schematics

Before we actually moved into our farmhouse, we hired Jason from Henderson Fence to install an awesome fence in our new backyard area.  This was high on my list of things to do because even though we live in the country, I wanted the freedom of letting my dogs out and not having to worry...

Meet Meriwether

When you think about a Virginia farmhouse, there are certain things you expect to go with it.  In my mind, I expect a front porch, gravel road, a dog (or two, in our case!), big trees, some land… and a farm cat.  The purpose of a farm cat is– believe it or not– more than...
Who the H*** Invented Wallpaper.

Who the H*** Invented Wallpaper.

If you have ever taken down wallpaper before, you can understand my sentiment right now.  Frustration.  Exhaustion.  Dejection.  Forget climbing Everest or doing Bikram yoga every day for 30 days: if you want to find out what you’re made of and push yourself to the limit, take down two layers of wallpaper on the walls...
1,2,3... DEMO

1,2,3… DEMO

Not having any idea what we’re doing, we started taking things apart in the kitchen.  The fluorescent lighting in the ceiling only half-worked anyway, so David tackled that first.  We were shocked with how the fluorescent lighting had been wired: using stereo wires held together with silicone caulk coming out of makeshift outlets coming out...

Let’s Start with the Very Beginning

  The one room of the house that really begs to be changed is the kitchen.  First of all, there’s no fridge and the stovetop doesn’t work.  And secondly, it’s kind of an eyesore.  Fluorescent lights in the ceiling, busy wallpapered  or stained glass cabinet doors, and cracked Corian countertops aren’t exactly my personal aesthetic....

Nice to meet you!

A few weeks ago, my husband, David, and I took the next big in making our dream a reality – we bought a new house!!  It is absolutely amazing and has all the country, Southern charm I always hoped I would one day have in my home, but there is one slight problem… almost every...
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