Friday, August 3, 2018

Introducing the "Moses Taylor Farmhouse"

Wow!  I can't believe what a long blogging break I have taken.  The farmhouse renovation is long since done, or as done as it ever will be.  Life has had some twists and turns and we are spending a lot of time away from this haven in the country.  But this old house still holds a special place in our hearts.

We decided it was too sweet to keep all to ourselves and we dubbed it the "Moses Taylor Farmhouse" after it's first owner.  We now share it as a vacation rental on VRBO.  People from all walks of life - city dwellers included - can get a taste of life in a small town and spend life in the slow lane for a minute or two.

Its been fun to look back and see all the progress and changes that have happened on our journey.  But things are just beginning and there is a big surprise on the horizon! 

Here is a recap and few of my favorite before and after photos....


New wrap around porch right where it belongs...

It's a little hard looking back at the starting point of the kitchen...

The tear out phase is always the hardest,  Jay's face says it all...

Making progress,   much better

And a fully functional kitchen sink and dishwasher...

Here's a before and after of the stove area, yikes!

                     ......and now.....

OK I'm going to stop for now, my head is beginning to spin from looking back.  I'll share the pantry and staircase remodel soon, they have to be my favorite part of the renovation.  You can find a link to all of our remodel posts in the sidebar under the "Remodel" tag.

Click here for our listing on VRBO and come stay with us for a weekend or two!

What a blast to look how far we have come and how this house has now reinvented itself into the Moses Taylor Farmhouse.



Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Vintage Halloween

For as long as I can remember,

these characters have been putting the SCARY in my Halloween...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

An Outward Expression

Just a few years ago, a whole bunch of metal sculptures showed up here on main street.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hanging on to Summer

Ahhhh, those last days of summer......

I'm savoring each and every one. 

This has been the first summer to really enjoy our new front porch addition.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I Can't Stop!

I'm finding it impossibly hard these days to keep the lid on the can of ASCP in Paris Grey that I bought a few weeks ago. 

It started innocently enough with this project

                                    and then it moved over to this project,

                                                                          and now look what has happened.  

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mini Makeover

You've got to be really careful when you open up a can of that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

It just gets all over everything.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Another One Bites the Dust

If you've hung around on my blog for a while you may remember the love affair I have with orchids.

You can read all about this one-sided relationship here.
I go over in detail everything I have tried to get them to thrive.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tabletop Tweak

Have you given up on me??

I wouldn't blame you a bit.

It seems that my list of things I GOTTA do has really taken over the list of things I WANNA do.

But today the gotta dos are taking a back seat.  I just can't take another BLOGLESS day.

I just did something for the very first time.  Something to this unsuspecting coffee table.