Friday, January 15, 2010


Thank goodness it's Friday!!!! The sun is shining and it is warming up outside...just a change in the weather puts a little pep in my step. I have so many projects I want to get done inside the house and out as well. I have major projects (installing some sort of shelving and hanging system in the closets) and minor projects (painting small pieces of furniture). But, the main project I really want to get done is my daughter's room. She turned two in December and because she can scale her crib rail before I get the light out and shut the door, I believe she is ready for a big girl bed. It's hard to part with her baby bed though. But I do have a good home to send it sister found out she is expecting on Christmas day....what a wonderful Christmas gift! I want to take some before pictures of her room as it is now and then some after to share what I hope to accomplish. But until then, I will share some interior pictures of our farm house before we moved in. Thanks for stopping by and have a HAPPY FRIDAY!!


This is a picture looking across the dining room into the kitchen. The floors are shiny because they are still wet. The beams on the ceiling are from the old grist mill that was on this property and the wood shelf in the kitchen above the stove is made from heart pine out of the old house.

This is the fireplace in the family room. The mantle is wood from the old house and the rocks on the hearth are from the foundation of the old house.

This is a picture of our kitchen. We did pine bead joint on the ceiling throughout the entire house. I love the chandelier we chose for our kitchen. I applied all 61 crystals by hand :) But it turned out beautiful and is even prettier with the light on. Sorry for the dumpster outside the window...this was taken when construction was winding down.


  1. Hi, just found your blog--you're a fellow Georgia girl, huh? :) I'm sorry that your original farmhouse didn't work out, but, wow, the new farmhouse is fabulous! Looking forward to seeing more photos. I love that you saved and used so many elements of the old house. Keeping the spirit alive!

  2. Billie,
    Glad I found your blog! Your new house beautiful! Love the reclaimed wood you used too. Where did you find your kitchen chandelier? Is it new? I am on the look out for one when I go the the flea markets in the sping. Looking forward to seeing more of your house. Londen

  3. Awesome fireplace. I also love the fridge. Too cool. I love that you have reused things from the property with a history. I love to reuse things. Saves a ton of money too.

  4. The house looks AMAZING Billie:-)