Home Made Home Improvements Continue

December 17, 2010 Julie

It’s been a while since I’ve shown some photos of our progress on the Home Made house on the blog.  A lot has been accomplished and I hope to open the Home Made shop in late January.  I’ll broadcast more info about opening after we see how much longer the roofers need to finish, especially since the weather has been pretty brutal to them this last week. In the meantime, here’s a quick tour of what we’ve been up to:

In addition to taking off the metal roof and removing two closed up chimneys, they added a peak over the second stairwell in the house to prevent future leaks.

Amidst all this construction, I kept the holiday decorations simple. I decided against putting twinkle lights on the dumpster since I hope it’s gone by early next week (fingers crossed).

Dad installed the new front door and it’s gorgeous!  The steps look really great but we will wait to remove the protective cardboard until the roofers are finished.

We began painting the downstairs shop and studio and it’s just about ready for some finishing touches.

Hopefully, we can move some equipment out of the retail side soon and finish up painting that space this weekend.

All this construction did not deter me from moving in upstairs and claiming the kitchen.  Some paint and new hardware can really do wonders.

I even have a working office and love my new desk that I scored at a yard sale.  It needed a little work but the barn was perfect for refinishing some furniture (that is, before it got so stinkin’ cold!). I brushed on some white paint and stain for the top just in time.

Unfortunately, some other furniture did not make the trip into my living space so easily (aka my couch).  So, I have a makeshift one.  I think that being closer to the floor allows me to appreciate them more.  Don’t they look nice?  Real nice.  The floors were worth the work and added expense of hiring a professional to refinish them.  The hard pine that was used is so colorful naturally that we only coated them some protective urethane.

And, without a couch take up all that space, I did what anyone else would do.  I turned the living room into my temporary craft studio, of course!

Thanks for taking the tour and scoping out the latest home improvements with me!


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