Sunday, February 17, 2019

Amazing Grace….

Snow covered Church


I hope that you become filled

with so much happiness

that it heals every part of you.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Amazing Grace…..

Wake Forest University makes for the perfect winter postcard with white trees framing its iconic chapel.


The past is your lesson.

The present is your gift.

The future is your motivation.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Current project...side parlor fireplace hearth.....

This week has certainly flown by!
When we first looked at the house we knew there was something funky going on with the hearth in the side parlor. The front of the hearth was higher than the back so it tips in.

If you look closely at the picture you can see the bulge in the carpet and the edge of the tile showing.
 It was a definite tripping hazard to say the least. 

After we closed on the house we cut the carpet back next to the hearth to see if we could figure out what was going on. We could see the floor had been patched and that a concrete pad had been poured but that was all we could tell. As soon as the front parlor was finished my husband could wait no longer and this morning he pried up the pieces of patched flooring. Underneath was the original fur flooring!!!!! We figured we would have to find some old flooring to patch in so this was a really lucky find. Unfortunately the fireplace mantel will have to be taken off to repair the hearth properly. Fingers crossed it goes well!!!!!

This is the current state of things.

We had to cover the holes while we ate lunch so no fur babies would fall in!

Until next time….
Have a great weekend my friends!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Amazing Grace….

Old Rock Church in Clifton, Texas, was built in 1869. Unusual photographic style adds drama to this old chapel.


Sometimes it takes an overwhelming

breakdown to have

an unbelievable breakthrough.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Progress in the parlor......

We are nearing the finish line in the front parlor!

The plaster has been repaired and the trim and walls have been painted.
We will start refinishing the floor this weekend.
The floors thru out the entire house have always had carper so 
this will be the first time in 130 years that the floors will be bare.
Have a great weekend!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Amazing Grace…..

Winter Church With Window Light


forget the prince…..

keep the shoes.


Monday, January 21, 2019

Progress on the parlor.....

Woo Hoo I finally have all four layers of the wallpaper removed on all the walls!

Using scaffoling made things soooo much easier.

The ceiling is painted and it won’t be too long before the walls are ready too.

So exciting!!!!