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Farmhouse day 2

We started work on the new house this weekend. Closing was Friday morning. The listing said it was built in 1897, but the closing docs say 1894, so I have a little research to do. There aren’t any homes as old as this one within a few blocks, so I’m sure there’s got to be some sort of interesting history there.

We got the porch spruced up, planters planted, all the trim in the living room & dining room painted, the dining room painted, part of the living room, and one dining chair put together. Also mopped, cleaned, wiped down, and moved some stuff over. We’re exhausted!

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Not that we’re competing or anything, but can you guess who painted each side? Husband or wife?

Those floorboards will need to be stripped or replaced at some point. They’re thick with 130 years of paint. For now, we’ll just love them as they are.

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The front porch is off to a good start. We’ll be doing a traditional gray floor & blue ceiling out there after we finish moving in.

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My very dear friend Chrisa and her daughter gifted this cute vintage camper fairy garden as a housewarming present.

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Getting there! I have porch plans.

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We canNOT figure out how to get this table in the house! The top doesn’t come off and it doesn’t fit in the door  any ideas?

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Will is excited about the large yard and has claimed one of the closets in our master suite as his new hiding place. Apparently we’re not allowed to keep anything in there.

That’s all for now. Time to rest!

Sources

Dining room walls: Seaworthy by Sherwin Williams

Dining chair: World Market

Porch rug, seat cushions, pillow: World Market

White metal glider: Kmart

Wicker rocker: Vintage

Porch side table: Ikea

Concrete planters: HomeGoods