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Kitchen updates

“Updating” a kitchen seems to be the wrong thing to say when using 60+ year old materials, but none the less, thats what it is I guess! Whenย  we took down the wall to move the kitchen, we were left with an outlet in the middle of the room. To cover it, we bought a super solid $25 wooden corner sink base at habitat for humanity. With a nice bigย  countertop (material tbd), it should be a perfect place for food prep, baking, eating, working, etc. Who knows, it may even house a sink again some day. Have I mentioned we own 11 sinks? Anyway, it’s great, but needed to be clad with something to cover all of the old holes for plumbing. Our beadboard we salvaged from a house being demolished nearby is a prefect solution! Even the color is awesome. No need to get fancy faux destressed things when you’ve got the real thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s not finished yet, but here it is in process.

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Nursery has a closet

Woohoo! Originally, this room had 2 closets that made zero sense. I will try to find a photo, but it was just weird. Now, we have 2 closets that face into thr room, 1 on each side of the door from the hallway. We used more lumber we’ve taken from various parts of the house, including a board that has “From Ed Steves & Sons” painted on it. We think this may be original to the house, as that local lumber company has been around for a very long time. They have a house-turned-museum, the Steves’ homestead, in King William & it’s beautiful. Yay for random local history.

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In other news, we are still employing child labor got the drywall. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The kid loves to be just like her dad & grandpa (who did a great job and saved us thousands!). Just fyi, she just plays with the stuff & tries to help. We don’t actually make the 2 year old haul drywall. We save her real labor for electrical work.

Kidding.

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Things are coming along, & we will hopefully start painting later this week!

I get overly excited

about lots of things. Like sourcing neat stuff. Mom and I ran across an old house being torn down on our way home from our new house, and so of course we stopped and asked if we can go back and collect some of the lumber from the trash pile. ๐Ÿ™‚ Meeting Joe in a few minutes at the new house with work clothes, then off to salvage what we can from that junk pile. I’m definitely way too happy about this adventure, but free is my favorite price. And what’s eco-hippier than saving great old growth wood from the landfill from a house a mile away? This is a definite win-win. ๐Ÿ™‚