"I begin every major home project with both excitement and despair--anticipating the outcome but knowing first there must be chaos. . ."
I love our little farmhouse. . It's all the two of us need. . .but let me share with you a little of the chaos even the simplest project can generate. . Well. . .I say simple project. . .I suppose laying a new floor in two rooms isn't a small task. . .is it? . .No. . .But the problem wasn't the floor. . .It was where to put everything out of the way. . .Our house is so small--as in few rooms--that the slightest change can wreak havoc with our lives. . .
FOR WEEKS WE'VE LIVED WITH THIS IN THE THREE FRONT ROOMS
IN THE KITCHEN WITH THIS
Makes the word SIMPLIFY laughable, doesn't it?
There's NO PLACE TO HIDE AND GET AWAY FROM IT (sigh)
If it wasn't for my LIBRARY and this one corner of the kitchen, I'd be bonkers by now. . .
Hard to believe this is in the same house, isn't it? . .It's my one place of sanity. . .and I'll fight anyone who comes along and tries to clutter it. . .There are some things a person HAS to stand up for. . .(smile). . .
CLOSE TO THE FINISH OF PHASE ONE
I do think John will be finished with the floor today. . .Then I'll begin putting everything back in it's place and clean the entire house from top to bottom. . .Is that the end? . .NO. . .I'll be creating FARMHOUSE STYLE in the coming months. . .Through this three year journey, I've tweaked my style and my thinking. . .In my mind's eye, I know exactly what I want. . .I've let go of much and settled on a certain style. . .It will be interesting to see how my vision turns out.
Can't wait to get started. . .