Category Archives: dining room

feed sack score

Our friend Craig came down last weekend with a present for us: a Dutch Boy feed sack. As you may remember, I’m hoping to salvage some and upholster some dining room chairs and make some cushions. I really like the … Continue reading

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sitting pretty

I’ve been on a dining room kick lately. Remember the table project we’ve got planned? And the china cabinet mini-makeover? Those projects are fairly budget-friendly since we’ve already got the majority of the pieces needed. We’ve got the table and … Continue reading

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china cabinet makeover plans

Along with removing the wallpaper, refinishing the floor, and painting the dining room the gray-wall-white-trim combo I’m hoping to carry out through the first floor, we’d like to showcase the mantle and built-in china cabinet in some way. Thanks to … Continue reading

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dream dining room table

Turns out that buying a table at an auction for five bucks on a whim last year might have been the first step in achieving my (current) dream dining room. At the time we just wanted something, anything, to be … Continue reading

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guest appearance

Last fall, we had the pleasure of a visit by Donald and Becky Chumney. They live in Florida but travel back to see her mother twice a year and were able to attend the auction we bought the house at … Continue reading

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getting the lead out: chapter 1

We finally did the thing we’ve been dreading: tested for lead-based paint. We assumed it was there – c’mon, it’s a 188-year-old house – so it wasn’t much of a surprise to discover some. Now we know which areas are … Continue reading

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paint dreams

Allow me to remind you what the walls and woodwork look like downstairs in the Chumney House. Here’s the foyer in it’s lovely blue. A detail of the millwork on the stairs. The back half of the ballroom (future living … Continue reading

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