Friday, December 4, 2009

Let's go back to the beginning

In March of this year, I thought my wildest dreams had come true (and to some extent they did). An old farmhouse (built in 1901 to be exact) had come on the market sitting on 5 of the most beautiful acres I had ever seen. I was beyond excited and basically had to have this place. So, we bought the house and land with the intention of restoring the old farm house. We went into the project wearing rose colored glasses and came out pushing bi-focal coke bottles up the bridge of our noses. To make a really long story short, the old house was in major disrepair and was not salvageable. So, we pushed up our sleeves, saved what we could from the house (some really nice beams from the old grist mill that was once on the property), and opted to tear the old house down and rebuild in the same spot. After pushing our way through a lot of red tape from the county, we started on OUR farm house at the first of August. My husband and I decided that I would act as our general contractor in order to save money and assure that everything was done just the way we wanted it. As of today, we have been in the house for 15 days. We endeavored to make it look like an old farm house even though it was brand new. I even designed the floor plan to assure that the farm house vision we had was just what we wanted based on how we live as a family. I have learned A LOT more about construction than I ever thought was possible. After all is said and done, I am VERY proud of OUR farm house and am very excited to share lots about all of our ups and downs with you. I am going to start taking pictures today and will share them with you in future posts. Thanks for stopping by.


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