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Topic: Project Manor-Restoring The House That Max Built  (Read 1109 times)
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« on: March 05, 2013 08:05:00 AM »

30 years ago if someone would have told me that my husband and I would be living in the house that his grandparents built, I wouldn't have believed them.  Yet, that is exactly where we are today and loving it!  The path has been a long one to get us to this point. We have much work ahead of us to restore what we and the family lovingly refer to as "The Manor"  I have been promising to share our progress and that starts now.  In time I hope to piece together the story of, The House That Max & Eleanor Built.

To view more "before" & "after" pictures on the original post go to: http://createcraftchere.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-kitchen-is-my-happy-place.html
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013 10:27:32 AM »

You are so lucky to have been left with so many treasures...it is nice to see that you have blended them in with your own personal treasures as well!  What a lovely job you did...the turquoise is lovely and more modern than the green..and it goes well with the black and white accents you used as well as the red...just so homey and vintage yet suitable for a modern family...

I could not help but notice that you used a very pretty flower crochet potholder for a curtain tieback...I have collected those for years and you have shown a unique way to use them so they are displayed for all to see!

Can't wait to see your adventures in future restoration work on your home...it is a labor of love...

Thanks for sharing!

« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013 12:39:39 PM »

Dear Alwaysinmyroom,

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving me such a nice comment.  You really did sum up what I was hoping to achieve.  My collection consist of many things that I inherited from my mother's collection, what I have collected through gifts or things that I have picked up at estate sales.  Through the years I have learned to hang on to the things I love and to let go of the things I can.  ~Best Wishes

P.S.  About the crocheted pot holder, I loved that idea too.  I saw something similar in a magazine once.    Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013 03:17:15 PM »

Congratulations!  What a truly fabulous thing - able and willing to keep the familial homestead in the family; adding your own touches and styles yet maintaining the house's integrity; .. so many thoughts and emotions running through my head right now... FinishYourCrafts has worded it all so well ... This will be wonderful to watch as you delve into the projects ahead.  I love what you did with your potrack, btw.

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