Wednesday, January 27, 2010
We moved into our '68 ranch in 2006. I fell in love with this house the first time I stepped foot in it. There are alot of things I could rattle off that are 'wrong' with my neighborhood & my house..neither are anywhere near perfect, but I walked in and just got this feeling. I knew this was it. Brian knew it too and here we are. I love it more now that we have made it our own..we have big plans and I thought it would be fun to track our progress.
What we also like to do is rehab/repurpose furniture. We have our own business, Spring House Furniture & finds (we live on Spring Street). I hit Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Salvation Army, thrift stores & flea markets regularly. I have picked up great pieces off the curb..so, as Julie says, we're not above ditch diving! BLT is an excellent carpenter. He's very methodical & exact (something that I am sorely lacking). He uses things like a measuring tape & level, whereas I just eyeball it and make 20 nail holes in the wall until it's where I want it. He won't let me use my shoe as a hammer or the end of a butter knife as a screw driver anymore either - I guess it's grow up time.
I've been working on little things this week..I painted the arms & legs of a Martha Washington chair that I keep in a spare bedroom (the pink room that has turned into my giant closet -woohoo!). We're redecorating our bedroom - I have all of the linens and now it's time to paint, paint, paint.