Well, I finally had a chance to take some pictures of my house after the floors & trim have been installed, everything dragged back out and cleaned. AHHHHH I just love hardwood floors! I'm so happy with how the whole remodel turned out.
Yet another PROJECT to show you..... we (my husband) made our kitchen island bar counter top with the leftover floor boards....it came out MARVELOUS!
My neighbor gave us this awesome 1930's kitchen counter cabinet (below). They have those really cool chrome & red handles. It has a couple of potato bins, a bread box, another metal drawer, 2 big utensil drawers and sections for your cookie sheets!! How brilliant that even back in the 30's they came up with all that storage like the new kitchens have today. And along side that is a trash bin that my dad made me. My dad used to make country style furniture about 10 years ago but since has retired...I'm so honored to have a few of his pieces in my house.
I just realized after looking at my pictures that I am one of those "trash to treasure" gals and that most of my things are either old & recycled or handmade by me & my husband or by a wonderful artist! All my 'fishtail' curtains were made by me. The brackets that hold them up were made by my husband...I gave him those old metal architectual stars and asked him to mount them on new curtain brackets and take off the original ones....he did and how fantastic. I got a star theme going on in my rooms and I never realized it until I looked around.
You gotta just love Pack Rats! Geesh, right down to my collection of old tins displayed on my back wall (up high in the back). Just think of all our ancestors that saved every little thing and never threw anything in the trash.....unlike today. The packaging was so pretty and durable that once your product was used, you could then find another use for the can...you would never throw it out. I also have an old candlestick telephone and vintage typewriter....now tell me how many of you have an old dial phone sitting in your closets or attics.....see, I threw mine out before I realized I should have kept it. --- it's a collectible now :)
The quilt rack was made by my dad so was the entertainment armoire....my husband and I just painted it black and stain ....LOVE IT!!
Here I am standing on a kitchen stool trying to get a birds eye view of my little home!
Stairs to the finished basement.....we just painted the railings white and stained the rails..looks marvy. When we built the wall at the bottom of the stairs (cuz there is a door around the corner...to keep the cold from coming up the stairs in the winter)... I told my husband that it would be tooooooo dark if we just had a solid wall (like looking down into a black hole) so I said, "can you incorporate an old 6-pane window sash in the wall so that light will come through??) and wa la... People come over and think I'm nuts! All this old recycled stuff I find new uses for....tee hee..... I even had him put 2 old wooden shutters on the inside of the back picture window!!! I love that look. I would have done more like that but the rest of the windows won't allow for the space......
Well thank you for taking the time to visit at my open house.... I'll have more fun and trash to treasure projects to show you soon.....ppsssssttt ..hubby is working on one right now!