Friday, December 31, 2010

The Family Room

The white wall used to have dark paneling. We had that taken down and had the beams across the ceiling painted as well. Love the difference it made in this room.

The white part of the bar used to extend out about 18 more inches and then had a half wall with spindles that made the bar enclosed. We cut that "L" off and are so happy with how it opened up this space.

Attie is in her favorite place in the house.

The four of us - David, Seth, me, and Sarah. :)

HE is what it's all about!

The Kitchen

The floor in the kitchen used to be saltillo tile, but we wanted the tile to be consistent through the breakfast room, kitchen, laundry room, and half bath. I thought I wanted wood, but Dave wanted tile. He was SO right! I love the tile.

In the next few weeks, we will be having new countertops and backsplash put in as well as the new stove top and venthood that is waiting in the garage. I will also have that raised end of the countertop cut off.

Across from the baker's rack is the bar. We had a half wall taken out that made the bar an enclosed area.

The Breakfast Room

This is the breakfast room. The icebox has an assortment of glassware and antique tins that were Honey's. The ironing board in the corner was Mamaw's, and my mom's twin sister painted it.

I know this is a weird place for the antique bank check filing cabinet, but . . . it used to be in the loft which is now Dave's office. I have many of my rubber stamps stored in it.

Dave's Office

This is Dave's office. He works at home - not always in his overalls (PRAISE GOD)! The area to the left of the white board used to have bi-fold doors that opened into our master bedroom. We wish we had made this change years ago!

He's a busy boy! He has two desk areas and computers. The chair on top of the armoire was Honey's and the wicker bottom was worn out. I used Granddad and Papaw's old neckties to weave a new seat. The wicker basket was made by Honey's grandfather, my great-great granddad.

Dave bought this elephant in Tanzania. I think it is beautiful.

Master Bathroom

The master bathroom used to have carpet and green vine wallpaper with a mauve ribbon border with flowers.

Love our bathroom now!

I had the mirrors over the vanity raised and framed. Love it!

Master Bedroom

The wall behind the bed used to have bi-fold doors that opened into the loft - the area that is now Dave's office. We are SO happy that we had the doors taken out and the wall closed.

The cedar chest at the foot of the bed was given to us by Honey and Granddad when we got married. My wedding dress and veil are inside along with special baby clothes.

The rocker was Honey's, and I reupholstered it all by myself! The door is into the master bathroom.

As you may have noticed, I collect Willow Tree angels and boxes. Dave brought this round box to me from Tanzania. Oh, and I won the lamp at Bunco. Good prize, huh?

This assortment has a few pieces Dave brought me from Amsterdam (the blue ones) and others that have been gifts from friends over the years. The white milk glass pieces had been Mamaw's. The flowers were actually from our wedding. My friend Peggy made all of the bouquets, and these were left over.

This is Dave's chest of drawers with a signed print that his mom's cousin Frank McCarthy did.

I love these books on his chest of drawers under the lamp. He's a good Daddy.

Sarah's room - Guest room

Sarah's room is the only room we didn't have the walls painted in. The ceiling, doors, and trim were done, but we had painted her room a couple of summers ago.

All of the furniture in this room except the bookcases and lamps had been Honey and Granddad's.

This little space is a place I find comfort in. It's like a little nest with a lot of the little treasures in one place.
The trucks on top of the left bookcase had been my Daddy's childhood toys.

Upstairs outside the hall bathroom

There is a nice little area outside the upstairs hall bathroom and the kids'/guests' rooms that used to have a little sitting area. After the redo, I put this antique desk that was Honey and Granddad's. The quilts were made by Honey and Mamaw, and the scrap rugs folded on the seat were made by Honey and some of her aunts. The wool 'stained glass' rug folded on the top of the scrap rugs was made by Dave's Gramma Peg.

My brother bought me the organ stool that is similar to one that Honey had that my brother now has.

Hall Bathroom

This is what the hall bathroom used to look like.

This is what it looks like now. So much better if I may say so myself!

Seth's Room - Guest Room

Well, last but certainly not least, is Seth's room and a second guest room for those who want to come for a visit. This is the view from the door. The wedding ring quilt on the bed was made by Mamaw for my mom and dad when they got married.

Two walls in this room had been blue prior to the remodeling.

The dresser below had been my Granddad's, and the shelf above is filled with treasures.

These stamps belonged to my Dad. I guess I had rubber- stamping in my blood. :)

This case contains treasures from both Honey and Granddad (on the left) and Mamaw and Papaw (on the right).

This Bible belonged to Papaw, and I love seeing his sweet notes and underlining. I am so blessed to have such a Godly heritage!

These boots belonged to my Daddy when he was a little boy. My brother Dub wore them, and I wore them. Sarah and Seth both wore them also. When Sarah was two, my sweet mother-in-law gave Sarah and my niece Brittney matching pink and white seersucker dresses with beautiful Battinburg lace cuffs and collar for Easter. I, of course, bought Sarah white patin leather shoes to wear with her precious dress. Sarah, on the other hand, wanted to wear these boots, and on Easter morning, she did wear them with her pretty dress. She was adorable.

The bear was given to me by Dub and is a duplicate of a bear I was given in the early 60s by my Aunt Wilda and Uncle Johnny, and the doll was a handmade doll I've had since I was a child.

Smokey the bear is another of my childhood 'lovies', and the dog was my Papaw's when he was a child in the late 1890s and is stuffed with straw. The jar is filled with only a few of my Granddad's pen collection.

One last look at my treasure shelf, and my Dad's and Granddad's hats.
Well, you've now seen the entire house with the exception of the half bath downstairs and laundry room. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Come see in person any time you want! We'd love to see you!

Paula's Heart

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