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, September 22, 2013

Getting There

Last week was a really bad week. Had computer problems which affected my blog, so just bare with me I know the pictures are to small but I hope to have everything straightened out shortly. For now, this is just how it is.  We did get a little work on the new pantry going. If you saw my earlier post you saw this ugly mess when we took all the layers up.
  This is what I now have after two days of stripping and sanding this little 6 ft. by 8 ft. area. The floor is much darker than it appears in this picture.
The framing went up last week as well. As we tied the new framing into the old, we discovered the kitchen started life as a back porch. We found the original clap boards to the house behind the dry wall in the kitchen. So now our question is, was the original kitchen even attached to the house? So many questions and so few answers.

The light for the room was hung as well. A great little $10.00 find, and it fits the room well.
A little closer look, I used an Edison bulb in it, I know, hard to see.

I moved the dresser I turned into an island, for serving and storage.
A better look at the floor. I used an ebony stain, left it darker in some places on the floor and lighter in others, trying to create a wear pattern.

A closer look at the hanging light. This was the before!

 I removed the globe, painted the gold parts of the lamp black and as I said added the Edison light bulb. I like the little key that is used to turn it off and on, it mimics the ones on the hall chandelier.

So I am no longer looking at this, and all the elements seem to be coming together. I'll show you a picture of the mirror I will be using to reflect a little light from the window in the food pantry and the hanging lamp. Remember there is no lighting in the room, only the outlets that were added a few years ago.
Well that's all for now.
See you soon,
Linking to: Amaze Me Monday
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