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Old 06-07-2009, 08:15 AM   #11
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What a wonderful adventure! Isn't it fun "nesting?" Enjoy your new digs and, yes, pictures please. Congratulations.
Thanks guys!

I am having fun making plans for the little place!

Photos will have to wait til someone better than I can take some digital photos. There is no electricity and I am just horrible at it -- I tried the other day and got nothing!

Yesterday I was totally ticked off!

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We went to try to carry the enormous 5 ton cast iron behemoth [the Chambers gas range] into my house, and the dang thing won't fit through the door!

We are gonna have to get a heavy duty dolly and roll it to the front of the house, up three stairs to the front porch and leave it in the dining room until we widen the kitchen door to the dining room to open the room so we can eventually get the thing into the kitchen!

We was gonna widen the doorway anyway, but dang! We had to leave the durn thing on my back porch covered with a plastic tarp! But at least it is home.

In my small town I doubt anyone will try to steal it. If they do, when they try to lift it, they will go into cardiac arrest! You should have heard those 4 big men cussing!

I bet some time this week we will be able to get the durn thing inside!
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:52 PM   #12
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I was minding my own business trying to catch the electrician at home when I ran across a small garage sale.

Of course I just had to stop!

At the very back was a antique iron ice cream parlor set that I just loved! The chairs have arm rests, but the wood seats need repair/replacement. The table is missing the top, but the entire set including an appropriate size round mirror was only $25! And that included an antique iron floor lamp in great shape!

The chairs and table looks like this but with armrests!



It will look so cute painted white with upholstery and tablecloth to match my window valances -- sitting in a tiny corner of the kitchen. It will give me a spot to eat breakfast or read a cookbook!

Did I get a great deal or what?
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:07 PM   #13
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OMIGOSH! You have really "stepped in it." What a find! I'm so excited for you. You must have sugar plums dancing in your head. Good job! I soooo love a find like that.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:07 PM   #14
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I was minding my own business trying to catch the electrician at home when I ran across a small garage sale.

Of course I just had to stop!

At the very back was a antique iron ice cream parlor set that I just loved! The chairs have arm rests, but the wood seats need repair/replacement. The table is missing the top, but the entire set including an appropriate size round mirror was only $25! And that included an antique iron floor lamp in great shape!

The chairs and table looks like this but with armrests!



It will look so cute painted white with upholstery and tablecloth to match my window valances -- sitting in a tiny corner of the kitchen. It will give me a spot to eat breakfast or read a cookbook!

Did I get a great deal or what?
HOLY COW!! YESSSSSSSSSS good job
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:32 PM   #15
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Thanks guys!

Especially Katie! When I get her approval, I know I did good!
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:06 PM   #16
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Besides which, you can hang on to them in case of a tornado, so you won't blow away!
I'm reminded of a big cast iron sink that was in my first house. I wanted a new stainless steal one, but the guys like to never got out the door with that thing...it weighed a ton. We gave it to some friends, and they are probably still using it.
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:24 PM   #17
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Welcome to old home ownership! At least you're talented enough to do the work involved, I envy you that!
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Old 07-04-2009, 04:28 PM   #18
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Don't know how talented I am but I have been busy! Here is a better photo of what the bistro stools look like.



I wanted to buy 2 more stools to match after I got the table and stools home. I looked online, and only found one pair! Negotiations are falling through so I can't get them. So the table and chairs will be used in the kitchen as planned.

It is cheaper to buy a nice used white wicker table and chairs for the dining room. So that's what I will do. I have bought the prettiest fabrics for the dining room just yesterday.

I will make the dining room curtains solid yellow with a narrow trim of this fabric on the sides.



This will be what I use for window valances and tablecloth.



I will use the same red solid for seat cushions.



I really have to get sewing!!!
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I forgot to post a photo of my vintage tole chandelier which was the inspiration for the color scheme. I will touch up the rose tulips with red paint to make it match better.

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