Monday, September 6, 2010

Making progress!

I've now moved on to the dining room and kitchen
of the sweet farmhouse ~
The reason why??
Because we can move the furniture into it easily and it won't
affect our everyday living at the old house.

Dark paneling is SO not my style so it just had to be painted!
I love the beams though and old cabinets
so I'm leaving the dark trim to tie all of that together.
Right now this is simply Kilz primer ~ and a serious amount of cutting in!!!!

Don't you love the view out the windows?
Wonderful old pecan trees heavy laden with yummy nuts!

Yes, sweet friends, that is the back of the stove
showing into the dining room below!
I plan on placing a pretty iron baker's rack
directly behind it to camouflage it.....
We'll see how that works :)

Thank you all so very much for cheering me on!
It's so much fun to share my progress with you here ~
Please forgive me if I've not been by to visit you lately....
But I hope too soon!

Wishing you a wonderful Monday precious friends,
hugs and love,


Anne Lorys said...

I'm looking at our respective houses and I'm thinking that we have the exact opposite painting thing going on...pretty much all your painting is inside, and all our painting will be on the outside.

Now, having said that, I have a literal TON of furniture I'll be painting soon!
I wish we were neighbors, we could have so much fun painting together! :-)

Elyse said...

ugh -- painting is sooo disruptive but always soooooo worth it! it will be amazing!


Unknown said...

Hi Dawn,
Lovin' the progress!!
And don't worry about us.... we'll all be here when you have time.
Right now just have fun and enjoy playing with your new home!!

Have great week!
Take Care,

Blessed Serendipity said...

Painting is so much work but imagine how gorgeous it will be all finished. I would have totally painted the paneling too.


Barbara Jean said...

Oh Dawn,
It's going to be so wonderful!
Lots of work, but a labor of love I know


barbara jean

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Your are so busy, dear Dawn! It's fun to see you changing each room. I love your foyer color and I'm sure your dining room will be as pretty when you are done with it. It looks like it won't take too long until you can move in :-).
Have a great Monday and have fun painting!
Hugs to you,

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Dawn:
It is a beautiful view out that window! and you're really coming along great! I'm interested to see the camouflage for the back of the stove, too. Hope you manage to find time to relax a bit today.

Unknown said...

Dawn....HOLY SMOKES! I miss a couple of days and I miss major changes! Congratulations on your new home...and no can never stop posting about your new home or progress...we readers eat that up ya know.:-)
Love your home by the way...It's so warm and inviting. Just the kind of place I'd lick for myself. :-)

Christine said...

Wow, everything is looking great! You are so going to love this house!!!

Dorthe said...

And a lovely monday to you dear Dawn,so much still to be done, but how blessed you are with this wonderfull place.
This is my last day in Copenhagen, this time-I will be home tonight-missing my family, and most little darling Mathilde.
Love and hugs, dear friend.

Vee said...

Dawn, I've been working on painting the innards of a medicine chest for three days so your progress is absolutely impressive. You guys work fast! I'm sure that you'll work your magic on whatever needs camouflaging and no one will be the wiser. Yes, lovely view beyond the dining room windows...

Theresa said...

Girl, I bet you fall into bed at night dog tired! Love the progress and you will find some way to cover the back of the stove:) The fruits of your labor are showing! HUGS!

madrekarin said...

That house must be so happy that you are there. :)

Lisa said...

This is so awesome to see the before & 'in - progress' pics. The bones are there. I see them. But I cannot wait to see what that room looks like after you move the hutch, table, bakers rack & your treasures in place. You are having the time of your life girl!!!! Your gonna have Michelle arms when your done as a little bonus. Lisa

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Dawn,
It is so much work for you but fun for us to watch the progress as you make this new home your own. I know it will be beautiful with your exquisite taste. Thanks for sharing it all with us! :)

sharong said...

So happy for you Dawn, how blessed you are to have such a sweet home fill it with love

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~
I love the look of the wood trim too ~ About a year ago I would have painted the world white but I love the contrast ~

What fun to follow you along on the transformation :)


Unknown said...

I'm SO happy for you to have this sweet, beautiful farm house. There's nothing like a real, old farmhouse and all the history housed within.

I am also so happy that you are leaving the dark trim - real, old wood is so breathtaking.

I wish you many, many happy years in your new home.

Free Art Printables said...

Dawn, everything looks like it's coming a long so well. The way the kitchen in reminds me of when we moved into our house. We pulled the double oven out and there was no drywall at all!!! I say you throw some carsiding up and take care of both sides! :)

The Charm House said...

Dawn, You know I am so happy for you and I cannot wait to come and visit! Make sure that you DO NOT become to tired. I know when we are excited our common sense leaves us. LOL
Lov to you,

Mosaic Magpie said...

What a difference just the primer makes. It will look beautiful when the final paint goes up. Isn't it amazing what a coat of paint will do?

Charmingdesigns said...

oh what fun I am having following your progress. How exciting to have a "new" home to make your home. We will never tire of your blog...just keep on keeping on.
Have a wonderful day!!!

ByLightOfMoon said...

You are working so fast and yes, I adore the pecan tree and barn view from your windows. I can see you taking painting breaks there with some sweet tea or lemonade.

I envy you but adore watching you too!
Smiles, Cyndi

Anonymous said...

Dawn, I agree...a beautiful view! Much too pretty to cover with curtains.

Our home was all dark walnut brown paneling too when we moved in. It's all painted mostly ivory or khaki now. In the living room we filled all the panels grooves with spackle and then I did a rough plaster finish on top of it. Love it! Could NOT stand the paneling at all, even painted. We sealed it well with Kilz first and the "stucco" has held up beautifully! No cracks and no peeling off. We lived with just paint for about 8 years and what an improvement. Your room is so much brighter now!

Hugs, Diane

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

This Looks Great! Can't wait to see More of What Your Up To!!
Have a Wonderful Week!

Sandi said...

Wow Dawn you have much more energy than I do. I can't imagine tackling a project this big right now. Kudos to you! I know it will be gorgeous when you are done!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Dawn,
I love the wooden ceiling beams and the trim.
You are really working hard to make it beautiful and I just know it will be.


Romeo said...

Ewwwww....cutting into those corners and around those poor dear....that's a lot of work. BUT it will sooooo worth it! It may be Kilz, but it's looking good!!!!! Go Dawn Go!

"Her" and Romeo

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Wow! Look what happens when you don't visit in a while; people move on you. lol How wonderful, to have such a great dream come true. Know what you mean about dark walls. Things are coming along nicely. Now you can sing that Green Acres song when you walk down to the barn. " Farm livin is the life for me" :)
Hugs, Gerri


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