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    I want to go to the bathroom

    Before you think I am giving to much information, let me emphasize that I say I “want” to go to the bathroom, not I “need” to go to the bathroom.  This is actually the first room we consider complete.  I would love to spend the day reading a book while soaking in this tub, but there is trim to be primed.  Progress continues to make the rest of the house look like this. This was once a bedroom that we transformed into the ensuite.  The only bathroom upstairs was a tiny bathroom that we called the “porta-potty” because it was that small.   This room is one way we are making…

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    Seven

    7 inch baseboards are being installed. Baseboards being installed is another of many parts closer to this room being complete.  We are restoring the original baseboards. This involves the process of figuring out what goes where because it was all in a big heap in the basement. This is followed by repairing any broken pieces, filling holes and cracks, sanding, priming, painting, cutting, installing, etc. As with much of this project, it takes time but it’s coming along. 7 thousand views have been exceeded on our blog.  We started this farmhouse restoration project blog as a way to journal and share our journey with our friends and family. It has…

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    In doors getting doors in

    Today’s snow means the work is indoors as doors go in.  The doors will be stripped and stained to a shade lighter than the “coffee” floor finish.  The door trim will be the same as the window trim with the “bit of sugar” white matching the shiplap and 7″ baseboards. The changes we made to some of the rooms require some adjustments to door locations, swing direction, and in some cases, new door openings. Fortunately, there were extra doors and frames due to the elimination of a downstairs room and hallway, which was done approximately 20 years ago. The addition of a bathroom upstairs and the relocation of a bedroom…

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    Indoor updates

    We were happy with our decision to hold off on the interior finishing of this house to get the exterior completed before the winter weather was upon us again.  During these cold days, being indoors painting the shiplap and trim is just fine. Here’s what’s happening inside our old farmhouse. Window trim installed: The shower is almost ready: Lights for over the vanity, one on each side (his and hers): We converted a previous bedroom at the end of the hall into the master bath.  Obviously, this involved a great deal of work regarding plumbing and electrical to make that happen.  Here are the beginning stages of closing off the…

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    Reflection

    A new year brings with it a time of reflection. A time to look back on the year that has passed and for many to make some resolutions for the year ahead. For us, this has been a year of a lot of change as we continue our farmhouse revival adventure. These pictures are a small snapshot of before and afters. Scrolling through our photos of 2019 there were a lot of “oh ya” moments.  The photo reminders of the year reminding us of the year that has been full of so many changes.  It seems that we still have a long way to go, yet have made significant progress.…