Thursday, July 28, 2011

Primitive Church Pew

{Old Church Pew}
While in Greenville, we stopped back by one of our favorite antique stores. It's where we found our salvaged fireplace mantel ~ shown here. Unfortunately, they have closed up shop, but not before we got a great deal on this primitive church pew. Originally used in a late 1800's church in Blue Ridge, North Carolina, we plan to incorporate in into our mudroom design.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dog Days Of Summer

Our pup is now 9 months old!
Some of his favorite outdoor activities include playing fetch, getting dirty and cooling off in his pool.
To see photos of our Springador as a pup click here.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vintage Camera

{1917 Kodak Camera}
On our recent trip to Maine, we found this No. 1 Autographic Kodak Jr. at a flea market outside of Wiscasset. For only $10 we plan to display it on our Ikea Expedit ~ shown here.
Wanting to start your own camera collection?
Check out these cameras Pottery Barn is sporting in their recent catalog. For more affordable options, hit up your local antique stores or search sites like Etsy and Ebay to get the camera rolling.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Living Room Update

{Living Room Sneak Peak}
After the addition of our West Elm Sweep Armchairs ~ shown here ~ and the Arrival of our Pottery Barn Sofa ~ shown here ~ our living room is starting to take shape! More photos to come.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Recent Travels

We have a lot to be thankful for lately! House projects have been on hold while we've been visiting with family & friends.

{To see additional photos click on the links below in blue}
We started with a road trip to Greenville for Andrew's Graduation. He gave us one final tour of Furman and the Cliff's Cottages.

We've also celebrated quite a few nuptials:
Chrisanna & Andrew made it official in Sebago, Maine

With all the traveling we were able to squeeze in trips to Charleston, Boston and Maine!

And of course came home to begin our front porch makeover ~ shown in the following posts:

Monday, July 4, 2011

Catstudio Frosted Glassware

{Patriotic Drinkware}
In celebaration of the Good 'Ole USofA and in memory of our recent travels, we've started collectioning Catstudio Glasses.
We hope your glass is half full on this 4th of July!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Front Porch Makeover ~ Part IV

{Front Porch Makeover ~ Part IV: Taking Shape}
We made a lot of progress on Days 4 & 5. We started by staining the porch. We used the same stain as we did on the back deck ~ see that project here.
We also finished sanding and painting the ceiling that we added during Part III of this project.
We then started work on the railing. We primed, then assembled the bottom and top rails.

We were interepted by a massive thunderstorm prior to finisishing both sides. But we're pleased with how far we got during this part of the project!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Front Porch Makeover ~ Part III

{Front Porch Makeover ~ Part III: New Ceiling}
We plan to use beadboard in the interior of the house and decided we would add the feature to the ceiling of our porch. To save time we opted to use beadboard paneling~ rather than the individual tongue and groove slats. Home Depot happened to carry a larger size than Lowes did which cut even more time from this project.

Hoping to save additional time we primed each panel prior to installing. Brian used a couple of 2x4's (also called a dead man) to help hold the ceiling in place while he nailed it in.
Once the ceiling was installed, Brian added a quarter round for a finishing touch. Then filled in the nail holes with putty.

To seep Part IV ~ click here.