Wednesday, February 25, 2009
In the beginning...
Well, in reality, this is far from the beginning... but at least it's looking like a beginning again for our kitchen. These pics are of my old basement door (without steps) and my new basement door (with new steps) which was the first thing that needed to happen in order to expand my kitchen.
I love this old house, but there isn't one thing about it that makes anything related to "fixing up" remotely easy.
I have a curved front stair case just inside my front door in the foyer. This is where the hubs felt structurally was the safest to put a new doorway and steps. He studded up a short wall to help support the weight of the stairs, and to close in the basement. This now has sheetrock on it waiting for drywall... which is where I come in.
So, these are my brand new basement steps (using reclaimed lumber from other sources). No new trees were sacrificed in the process of this project, I'm proud to announce. We try very hard to reuse and recycle. It's important to us.
And voila... here's the brand new door (which is recycled from my husband's cousin). His cousin has had this door from before my husband and I owned this house. Truly amazing how the Lord provides for us.
I hope you all have a wonderful day in the Lord! I had a fun day meeting up with a cousin who lives rather close by and we had breakfast. It's always good to spend time with her. She's just so precious!
The last pic I have to share is my baby Brandy... snoozing peacefully on the settee.
Hugs to all,