Saturday, December 21, 2013

Shine A Light On It

There have been a lot of improvements at Goodin's Folly as the holidays approach and it's been really fun because all of them are things that we can see, as opposed to things that are under the surface.

We found this light fixture on a salvage yard's website.  Ironically, we drove past the place when we were in Nashville over the summer, but didn't have time to stop.

Rob hung it this morning and you can see in the background that we painted a few weeks ago.  (More photos of that later.)  You can also glimpse a bit of the refinished wainscoting, which I just love.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Devil Is in the Details

The window seat has been completed to match the wainscoting in the dining room.  Now we just have to get it stained.

The lids have special hinges that hold them in place so I can put things in it without getting my fingers slammed.

There is so much storage, I could put a body in here.  Hm...that could be useful some day!

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Seat to See From

Music room windows
This spot has been begging for a window seat since the day we moved in and it's finally getting one.

We found a cabinet maker to do our kitchen and decided to try him out on a smaller job.  He's been fantastic.  The outside of the seat is douglas fir, but the inside is melamine, so we'll be able to clean it easily if something we are storing spills.

I'll post more pictures later this week, but here's a teaser....the front of the window seat will match the dining room wainscoting. 
The basic frame of the seat