Thursday, February 19, 2009

I AM GRATEFUL TO.......


........have a brother that is a carpenter (miracle worker). Just when he had it working on our century old home we went ahead and bought a 200 year old farmhouse.
If only I had taken more pictures (or could find them) when we bought this place you could appreciate the work that has been done.

The only picture I could find of the kitchen before we moved in is this.....



Isn't that wall paper sweet? Most people would have taken one look at this place and RAN the OTHER WAY but NOT us. Thanks to John's know how to fix anything and my brother's fine carpentry skills, and my can do attitude we pulled it off!

I took this picture below of my kitchen windows when my brother, Steve started working out here last week hence the makings of a shelf below the sills. I should have take a shot of the whole room.
We have been here 2 years and I finally (not complaining) have trim work throughout my downstairs. We will progress to the upstairs eventually but we need to #1 save up more $ and #2 replace the windows #3 beg & bribe brother Stevie to return.
I have not had a great desire to decorate the house or put up curtains because everything has been so unfinished up until NOW......



DOESN'T IT LOOK AWESOME? Honestly, I am not a big decorator. I like it Plain and Simple. Easier to keep clean and clean around. I did not come into this relationship like that I have slowly become that way THANKS to Maine Man! I do not like lots on knick knacks although my Mom seems to think I do. I literally have garbage bags full of stuff she brings me. She COLLECTS and SAVES EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!! That could be a post (or blog for that matter) on it's own. There is a store nearby that sells Primitive House Decor and I am thinking that may look nice in here, what do you think?
What should I do for window coverings? I had cheap plastic shades up in my windows before but now that they look SO pretty I want to spice it up!


THANK YOU STEVE, WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO!



13 comments:

citygirl said...

Wow! The transformation from my visit a week ago looks amazing! Your brother and the Maine Man did a great job! Hats off boys!

Find some fabric you like and a pattern...I have some custom made for you!(window treatments)

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Beautiful!!!! I love it! Actually, I kind of like retro wallpaper. I know... I know... everyone thinks I'm nuts but I think it's neat.

there.

I confessed.

I'm not saying that I want my house decorated in it... I'm just saying that it's neat.

Blessings,
Lacy

coastrat said...

Beautiful breakfast nook! Very nice!

It is cool when you have someone in the family with the knowledge and ability to do what you want done.

warren said...

Looks great! I love the primitive style! New windows are easy to install btw...

STAY AT HOME MOMMY FROM MAINE said...

your nook looks great!! I think primitives would look great in there. If your talking about the primitives store in Fairfield it's the best (if not you need to check it out!) OK, so the owner is a great friend of mine but truly, I have bought a few pieces there and they are great quality. Love it!! Happy decorating!!

Domain Names 4 Sale 24-7 said...

Hello: You have a really neat and informative Achorn Farm blog. Well done and great pictures. How about a link exchange? I have already added yours to mine. We Mainers have to stick together. mc

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GreyWolf said...

WOW !!!
Looks Great

Queenie said...

How about a simple grapevine swag? That would soften it a bit, yet still allow plenty of light in? Personally I would go for a splash of color - maybe a bright bowl in the center of the table or an unexpected bright bit of artwork on the wall. It is lovely...

Country Girl said...

THANKS CG. I MAY TAKE YOU UP ON THE OFFER, VERY KIND OF YOU!

LACY, IT IS KINDA COOL BUT NOT ON MY WALLS.

CR, WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE AND THANKFUL.

WARREN, MM HAS HAD LOTS OF EXPERIENCE REPLACING WINDOWS. THIS IS OUR SECOND OLD HOUSE.

S@HMFM, YOU ARE RIGHT ON. I LOVE THEIR STUFF BUT I'VE ONLY BOUGHT GIFTS FOR OTHERS. NOTHING FOR ME....YET!

DN, I AM HAPPY TO HAVE YOU AS A NEW READER. I WILL BE OVER TO CHECK YOU OUT!

THANKS GW!

Q, GREAT IDEAS, THANKS!

Robbyn said...

Kim, that's beautiful!

Janine said...

Beautiful! I love the knotty pine look too! We are going to re-trim our house... but it is on the back burner right now... :) Have a good day!

Country Girl said...

R & J, thanks we are happy with it. It is AMAZING what a bit of trim work does.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- what a difference!! Yay for a brother as handy as yours!!