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The B Farm One Year Anniversary

It's hard to believe it's been a year since we bought the B Farm...we fell in love with it the first time we saw it. The land was so pretty and the house, well, let's just say it had potential. The house was neglected and very dirty. Remember all that paneling? I felt like I was in a box, it was so brown: The kitchen had this cabinet over the bar that made it feel closed in, a fruity wallpaper border which didn't do anything for it (guess it made it less brown ), and was gross   yucky with grease stains and dirt: The bathroom was pink with purply-pink cabinets and old wallpaper with lots of dusty, dusty lace: And a ceiling fan that overhung the shower....uh, ok that was strange. After much cleaning and painting throughout the house, it now looks like this: And this: The kitchen is clean and fresh ( I love my chalkboard wall! ): And no more cabinet blocking the view and closing off the kitchen (I need to learn

Another Great Find!!

I wasn't going to go into another thrift store until my pile of projects had shrunk...honestly. But yesterday, I was out and about with a friend shopping for a bridal shower. We needed a vase for the flowers...good grief they were expensive. We decided to wait to get one - we do  have a week before we need it anyway.  Then I decided to stop on my way home and look at Good Will - there's always a ton of vases and some are really nice. Plus, I could also look for the book I need to finish off the series I'm reading. Ok, I did find the perfect vase for $2.99 but I didn't find my book and that's when I should have just gone and paid for the vase but I didn't - I wandered the aisles. [ bad, bad me. ;o) ] I ended up with 2 farm prints for my B Farm bedroom ( perfect for my decor! ) and then I saw this: My heart started beating faster....could it be just what I was actually telling my friend earlier I wish had? Oh yes! It was!! It was even sturdy. I leaned

Some finished projects

It was a wonderful weekend at the "B" Farm! Bruce took off Friday so we could spend an extra day there. Spring is really trying to burst forth...the irises are blooming, trees have baby leaves, and the dogwood blooms are swelling - they should be open next time we go! Yay! We accomplished quite a bit - B took down the old, ugly carport that was rotting, we raked and burned huge piles of leaves, and B started painting the outside of the house. Goodbye streaky yellow, hello beautiful Sandstone Cove! And inside projects got done too. Remember the two pillows I bought to recover? I finished them and placed them on the beds and now they look like this:  I finished my coffee tray also and placed it behind the coffee tool box to hide the power cords. I just love it when something turns out the way I envisioned! Here's a before pic...I was using a green plate to hide the cords: The tray I found to replace the plate: The painted tray: An

Projects waiting

I have lots and lots of projects lined up ready to do... Bought these 2 pillows (cheap!) at Ross. They are a nice size. I plan on recovering them perhaps with a drop cloth or other rustic fabric and putting cute sayings on them.. They're rather, um, unique right now but that's probably why they were cheap - ha! This tray for the coffee station - it will sit behind the little toolbox to hide the power cords ( I'm using a plate right now but need it back - ha! ) - trying to decide if I want to put chalkboard paint on it or a really cool design... It's pretty ugly right now. Can't wait to transform it! This cute arch with metal scroll needs a new paint job... hm, maybe a blue to go with the guest bedroom... This terra cotta angel - I plan on putting a white crackle finish on her... And these "suitcase" boxes...I want to decoupage maps on at least one of them. I think they will make cute accent storage pieces... I know the sho