Bird In The Hand Primitives

Primitive Folk Art Designs and Finished Items
By: Robin Leuschen

" Who you are is God's gift to you........ What you do, is your gift to God !"

Friday, July 4, 2014

Work on house continues ...

Hello and Happy 4th of July to all !!
Our celebration of the holiday is just to keep on truckin along and finish things here and there..... Eyes on the prize !!! Lol
I neglected to take so many before pictures, not really thinking I'd like to do a work in progress for my blog, but I do have photos that will give at least an idea of the way things were. 
 Back before Memorial Day, my sister and I had our appt with the attorney , to finalize the signing over of the house. 
Her and her hubby came up from NC for a few days... She used to come and spend weekends with my Dad quite a bit, and even had one of the artillery rooms as her bedroom for visits. 
We had started gutting and painting things well before they came up and her "Room" was one of projects underway, but a very small bedroom was in my mind for a guest room , so I put a rush job on this room to get it completed for her and her husband to stay in it rather than pay for a hotel room. 
Now, I LOVE my primitive look, but I wanted to step outside my box and make the guest room a little more modern or cottage chic maybe. 
When I brought home the paint everyone I know gasped !!! This color is not me. 
Not at all. !! But as you will see, I think it turned out great and I'm glad I did it. !!
The dressers are antiques that were, I believe ,my Grandparents and were passed on to my Dad. 
I went with a cheapy quilt set from Kmart for now , and the light fixture is something I saw on Craigslist and had to have. It was intended for my kitchen when I bought it , but that was ages ago... I remembered I had it packed away and bought the new vintage blue jars to replace the clear mason jars. 
This also happened to be made by a friend of my hubby's from work, his wife. 
I showed the picture of the light to him when I saw it and he said hey, that's Sam in the pic. Small world. 
So without further ado ... The only room in the house that is completed. Lol


       The colors look horrible when I post the pic !!


            
  The wall color is more like an aqua. 

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Ok, this house was built in 1963. The front door my Dad had was the original door... It wasn't even a solid door, but a hollow core door , so I'm surprised it held up all these years. 
This door was starting to warp and about 3 of the ten coats of paint were peeling. 
My OCD's and just plain teeny bit of home decorating senses I got were reeling everytime I had to look at it. 
So, on my first list was a new door. 
Well they didn't make things like they do now and actually , these walls are thicker , so we had to order the door from Lowes because they had to custom make the jamb and trim. 
I forgot to get a before pic of the door ON , but remembered to snap a pic if it leaning against the outside before it went to the burn pile. 
I waited a month for this door. Nothing spectacular, but I love it a lot ! You'll see I started priming the trim in the entry way. 
There was a small half wall by the entrance also. Hubby took that out and removed the 1960's linoleum that was on the floor .. It had to be chiseled away and then what resembled tar paper underneath had to be melted with a small torch, scraped and sanded. 
I hope my descriptions make sense. 
I'm doing this all from my phone and it's hard not seeing the pics in front of me as I write. Also , please excuse typos as my hands are so sore so fingers aren't cooperating. Lol
Here are pics :

                 OLD DOOR


               Handsome Hubby


                       NEW DOOR

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Well, much work to be done. Today we are working on a wall in the living room ...
That description and what was on the wall , and pics to come next post. 
Have a great day and weekend !
Robin

12 comments:

Debra said...

It's going to look great!!

WoolenSails said...

It is really looking nice, you are doing a beautiful job on restoring the house. I love that style of door and it fits perfect with the home.

Debbie

Myra said...

You go girl!! I love the fixture in the guest room (along with everything else) and the door is fab. This is so much fun being able to see the changes made. You do all the work and we get to admire. Can't wait till next time.

HomeSpunPrims said...

You are making some great progress! The little bedroom is so pretty. I like the colors. The old dressers and mirror show up so nicely. Your door and entry look wonderful. I imagine each part of the house you finish to your liking makes you very happy. Happy Independence Day!
Hugs, Lori

Julia said...

I'm so glad that you are enjoying renovating your heritage house. I know it's a change from the constant care you gave your dear dad while he was with you and now it's time to do something nice for you.

You are doing such a great job Robyn. Happy 4th of July long weekend.

Hugs,
JB

Julia said...

I'm so glad that you are enjoying renovating your heritage house. I know it's a change from the constant care you gave your dear dad while he was with you and now it's time to do something nice for you.

You are doing such a great job Robyn. Happy 4th of July long weekend.

Hugs,
JB

Earlene L. said...

The bedroom is adorable and so clean and neat looking, and very comfy.
Have fun with everything.
Happy 4th!

Ronda Tedder said...

Looking wonderful Robin,,,love the warmth of the bedroom.....and love the new door too!

Raymond Homestead said...

I think you are doing a great job!

Prims By The Water said...

love the new door. Isn't it nice when a plan comes together. Looking good. Janice

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

You're doing a wonderful job ~ Everything looks great!!!
Love your new door!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Love your front door. I really enjoyed hearing about the renovations!! Love the room, it looks wonderful!!