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PSYCH! ...Or, replacing all the plumbing

PSYCH! …Or, replacing all the plumbing

Remember how David and I said we were done with the half bathroom downstairs? http://afarmhousereborn.com/2014/01/half-bath-is-done/ Direct quote: “It certainly feels good to get one room totally done.” Well the universe threw that back in our face when our contractor started working on replacing all of the plumbing this past week… so before we go patting...
Using a Heat Gun to Remove Wallpaper

Using a Heat Gun to Remove Wallpaper

A Heat Gun, Who Knew!?! Of the many things we’ve experimented with, this one turned out to actually work… removing wallpaper with a !   Just to recap, here is a pic of the master bathroom from when we moved in: It was very beautifully done (I’m not being sarcastic) in that all the blue...
Only Boring People Have Dependable Ceilings

Only Boring People Have Dependable Ceilings

The ceiling in our upstairs hallway was never really what one would call “normal.” In fact, if I had to come up with a list of adjectives to describe said ceiling… I would come up with “old,” “disrepair,” “stained,” “discolored,” “cracked,” “peeling,” and flat out “damaged.” (In the above pic we had started removing the...
Mounting a Flatscreen TV

Mounting a Flatscreen TV

We haven’t touched our TV since packing it up last April but decided it was time to just do it.  Part of the hesitation was we haven’t painted the walls yet and we didn’t want to install a TV mount knowing we’d probably have to uninstall it to paint– but last weekend David and I...
Picking a Yellow Paint

Picking a Yellow Paint

Poor husband didn’t know there was more than one shade of yellow.  (I’m going to blow his mind later in life when we start to figure out a good white paint color for the master bedroom.) So when I decided I wanted to paint our family room yellow, he just sort of assumed we’d head...
What Inspired Us to Move to Charlottesville

What Inspired Us to Move to Charlottesville

For this Thursday’s post about what inspires me, I’m going to tell you what already inspired me… how we ended up choosing Charlottesville as our new home. Almost a year ago, when we started thinking of seriously leaving the DC area, a lot of our friends understood that sentiment and expressed a similar desire themselves....
I Dream of... Water

I Dream of… Water

My inspiration– what’s been keeping me going this past week– is the knowledge that soon, we will have new pipes, and therefore dependable running water. David has done so much this past week to get us water but he’s just no match for Mother Nature and her sub-freezing temperatures. People say to just leave the...

Inspirational Bloggers

This Thursday I decided to share with y’all some inspirational bloggers in my life.  I’ve only ever met (face-to-face) one of them before, Lesli from myoldcountryhouse.com, but these other bloggers inspired me to 1) start renovating a farmhouse with David despite neither of us knowing what the heck we’re doing, and 2) to share our...
Inspiring Garden: Monticello

Inspiring Garden: Monticello

If you’ve ever visited Charlottesville, chances are you’ve gone to the estate of President Thomas Jefferson: Monticello.  I had the pleasure of touring Monticello (for the first time ever– such a disgraceful Virginian I am!) last November with my family and fell in love with the beautiful restored gardens. Easy on the eyes, isn’t it?...
Inspiring Charlottesville Farmhouses

Inspiring Charlottesville Farmhouses

I decided I’m going to start posting once a week about something that inspires me… and since today is Thursday, I guess it will be every Thursday! This week I’m writing from Kansas City and wishing I were back in Charlottesville with warmer weather.  I thought I’d see what all was going on around Charlottesville...
Bedside Tables

Bedside Tables

In our bedroom in Alexandria, we didn’t have any room for nightstands or bedside tables, but in our new house in Charlottesville the rooms are all very generously sized and we decided to get some! Here’s a pic of our bed in our new bedroom: very obviously lacking bedside tables.  We’ve kind of been using...
Roof: Before and After

Roof: Before and After

It’s a bit late but I thought I’d share pictures of our new roof with you! Just to recap: before we put on a new roof, we had a very old one that leaked with broken solar panels on one side.  I wrote a previous blog post as the roofers were working.  Here’s a picture...
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