I think the extent to which I have any balance at all, any mental balance, is because of being a farm kid and being raised in those isolated rural areas.
James Earl Jones

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 109 of 365

Bathroom Door
All of the interior doors in the house are "barn door" style - 
made from long leaf pine tongue and groove flooring

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 106 of 365

Downstairs Bathroom 

Mike's great grandparents 6 foot ram's head footed tub. It dates to the 1880's and was the first indoor tub in the Lohn Valley 
(note of interest: Lohn is a small farming community in Central Texas and Mike's great - great grandmother was a Lohn)


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Day 100 of 365

Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinet
A friend gave me the top and I made the bottom.
I love apple dishes!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 99 of 365

Another piece of furniture I made
from lumber from Salt Gap


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 98 of 365

The curtain rods are old lightning rods from Mike's Great Grandparents House and the brackets are gate hinges that Mike converted to fit the rods.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day 96 of 365

TV Cabinet
Another piece I made from lumber from the Lattimer Barn
Even the latch came from the Barn

 It is in the corner between two windows.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 94 of 365

Vintage Trunk 

This trunk has been in our family for as long as I can remember. It is used as a end table/lamp table next to our love seat. I also use it to store wool blankets.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Day 92 of 365

Between the quilt ladder and the computer cabinet is the cased opening that leads to the bathroom and two bedrooms. Notice the recessed shelving above the opening. This is a support wall and is constructed with 2" X 6" lumber.

This is also a great photo that shows the lumber that we used for the walls in the great room. It is 1" X 8" lap boards that came from the Griffice House.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 91 of 365

The Computer Cabinet/Desk 
 Under the Staircase

This is one of the several pieces of rustic furniture that I made - custom fit specifically for this spot for the computer. The lumber came from the Lattimer Barn.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 90 of 365

Ladder and Quilts:
The ladder was a loft ladder from the Lattimer Barn 
and the quilts are family heirlooms - utility quilts that got used a lot!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 89 of 365

Immediately on the right as you come through the front door:

My Great Grandmother's Piano circa 1910
A lamp I made from one of my Grandmother's crocks


Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 88 of 365

We opted to leave the ceiling "open beamed"
The joists and flooring came from the Lohn School Building

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 87 of 365

Firewood all stacked under the porch -
Our forecast is for wet cold weather

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 86 of 365

Welcome to our Home

 The view as you enter through the front door.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 84 of 365


I've posted a condensed time-line in the side bar for reference. Previously, I've posted selected pictures of the construction of our home. During December, I posted my Christmas decor, so you got a glimpse of the interior. Now, I cordially invite you to a tour of our home a snap shot at a time. Please feel free to make yourself at home and ask any questions that may come to mind. We love having visitors!!

This evening's view of the front of our home. Please come on in!!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 82 of 365

These Boots are Made for Dancin' !!

The girls at the Cowboy Christmas Ball!