Whitewashed Pine Floor Renovation

About 15 years ago we extended our 1912 farmhouse, adding two bedrooms to accommodate our four kids. Back then, we used a lot of old-growth 2” x 6” pine lumber we cut off our own land, both for the framing (i.e. this house will never fall down) and for flooring in the bedrooms. The floors... Continue Reading →

Bring on Fall!

Frost on and around the barn this morning. Last night we got our first frost of the season, on Halloween night, no less! So, it's officially fall here in NE Mississippi! We are "empty nesters" now, so this was our first Halloween in 25 years to not worry about costumes, or candy, and we shamelessly... Continue Reading →

Kitchen Renovation Reveal

We finally have completed the renovation of our kitchen (cue the Hallelujah Chorus, please!) And it has been everything we planned and more! Our kitchen was built in about 1968, when my husband's uncle William had the side porches closed in on the 1912 dogtrot farmhouse where he and his 8 siblings were raised. By... Continue Reading →

Kitchen Renovation Part 5: Almost Done!

Sherwin Williams "Meditative" blue on the "blue cabinet." Countertop is joined old growth pine from our own land we cut years ago, and Blake Melton (Copper Shop Cabinetry) joined it together for us. It's been 6 weeks and we just have a little bit left in our kitchen renovation. We are actually using the kitchen... Continue Reading →

Kitchen Renovation, Part 2: Demolition Day

Exposing the history of an old house - the good, bad and the ugly. The Good: The whole house was constructed with rough cut lumber and previous workmen have exclaimed how indestructible the old-growth wood is. They also have cursed it a bit. It's really difficult to take it apart! Also, instead of wimpy modern... Continue Reading →

Kitchen Renovation: Part 1

Our kitchen May 19th, post Sunday lunch dishes and all. We are in the process of renovating our kitchen in our 1912 dogtrot farmhouse. The original kitchen was in the center block/room of the house, and my husband's grandparents raised 9 children with that kitchen, which was the heart of the home. The other two... Continue Reading →


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