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Welcome to our old farmhouse. Over the past year I have learned so much history of this house and the people who lived here. Ninety six years of love, loss, hopes and dreams. Preservation continues and there is always a repair to be done. We are trying to be purest in our preservation as much as we possibly can. I hope you follow along and each week I will try to give you a little history of the house as well as the first owners of the house. I've been lucky enough to find a journal from a Granddaughter who talks about the house as well as her Grandparents. So come follow along and learn about this old house as well as the occupants, old and new.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Book Giveaway

I'm joining everyone at
for Metamorphosis Monday.
Thanks Susan for hosting today's event.
Time is winding down for my anniversary
drawing. The drawing will be Thursday
June 10th for these three books.
As I said before I own this one and it has some really great decorating ideals as well as recipes, gardening ideals, kitchen tips and holiday decorating ideals. A photo from the Style By Nature decorating book. Another photo from Good Things. Ideals for framing your photos from Frame Your Memories. This is a Thank You for all my followers, so the rules are simple, just be a follower or become one, let me know in your comments and you are entered. Good Luck! I don't know about you, but when I take a trip I'm all over the place! So not only did I get to enjoy a portion of the Spoleto Festival last weekend in Charleston, I also did a little window shopping for ideals to perk up the house. While in a kitchen design center I saw something I thought was very interesting. The same crown molding as mine on the cabinets painted a flat black. Grant you the cabinets were stained a little darker than mine, but the color on the molding made the kitchen pop. So while I'm not energetic enough to re stain all these cabinets, I thought I would try a version of my own to make mine stand out a little more. Here is the before.... Here is the after. I used the same stain that was used on the center island, ebony. It was trial and error, believe me. I first coated the entire molding in the black but after standing back and looking for a while, the contrast was toooo much. I started the stain on a small portion of the crown as a test strip and it looked good, but once I stained the long portions, it was a no go! This stain is very forgiving, so I was able to hop on the ladder again and start wiping off. As you can see I wiped most of the stain from the molding and left heavier portions in the details of the crown. I left it on just long enough to highlight the wood grain, then wiped it off the main portion.
The other side of the kitchen...
Now I'm really thinking these cabinets would
look really good, a darker color.
Well that's all for now. Don't forget to enter
the drawing.
Good Luck!!
Bye For Now,
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