Everybody likes a good DIY Makeover story, right? Well, here you go…
I’m not sure why, but every time I turn around, my Mother-in-Law is dropping something off to my house. Evidently, Scott was a collector and cluttered up her house for twenty-some years. I think this is pay back time because almost every time she visits, we seem to collect more of his old stuff and some of hers, too.
I don’t know about you, but on one hand, it seems like yesterday we were celebrating our First Thanksgiving at The House on High Street. It was a success, and Scott and I had a lot of fun doing it. (I’m considering doing another Facebook LIVE series throughout the holiday season, so you’ll have to keep watch for that on Facebook.) As much as Pinterest, sometimes, overwhelms me- I remember finding some pretty extraordinary ideas on there. Such as these personalized place settings, that I made last year.
I can’t believe that we are coming up to our FIFTH year living at The House on High Street. It seems like yesterday that we were knocking down walls, filling in holes, replacing trim, and tackling dozens upon dozens of other renovation tasks. Now, I’d say we’re pretty comfortable and settled. (By no means finished! We still have a lot of exterior work that we’re saving up for.)
As you may know by now, Scott and I thoroughly enjoy hunting for antique furniture. We’ve been to several local auctions since moving into The House on High Street. Today, our home is full of unique treasures- obtained from auctions, hauled here on dad’s pick-up truck, and refinished with some TLC and elbow grease.
Believe it or not, the sunroom at The House on High Street has been an interior work in progress. Scott and I decided to have the sunroom (and upstairs balcony) constructed prior to moving into the house. However, most of the interior decorating has accumulated over time.
Well, it’s that time of year again. Scott and I have a bunch of projects scheduled for the outside of the house. Work has already begun!
Anyway, I figured I’d follow up with a bunch of pictures. These show the different areas of the backyard at The House on High Street. In a few days, our backyard will look VERY different!
Gosh, I wish I had more time to write. I’m really behind with posts about The House on High Street. You’d think that Scott and I were just sitting around, changing diapers and eating Bon-Bons! But, we’ve still been quite busy with house projects.
Back in the fall, I sewed curtains for the kitchen. I’m still very new at sewing curtains, but I actually love the way these turned out.
(This is not a tutorial. This is a summary of a novice sewer making HUGE curtains, for the first time, and only messing up once.)
I finally finished my Lined Curtain Project. It only took me an entire summer. I worked at my own pace, and managed to enjoy it. In spite of the sore back, knees, and neck!
A lot is happening at The House on High Street. Well, more like, outside of the house. Scott and I have officially begun work in transforming our two acres of land.
I’ve always wanted an elegant, yet rustic kitchen. I know an elegant and rustic kitchen may sound a bit like an oxymoron. But, if you remember back to my first post, My Kitchen, My Gift, I’ve always wanted a kitchen that was elegant and pretty, but also rustic and warm. Thanks to Scott’s help (and talent), and a full day of work, he and I both hung faux beams on the ceiling, of the kitchen, at The House on High Street.