Every year, Farmersville honors Audie Murphy and all veterans and active duty military with a parade and all kinds of celebration! There was a fly over to start the festivities with 3 planes from the Ghost Squadron Commemorative Air Force in DFW, a Vultee BT-15, PT-17 Stearman and T-6. After that, a Vietnam era helicopter, The Ghost Ship Huey 197 flew over several times. Most memorable was a one man bio-play show at 1st Baptist with L.A. actor Duffy Hudson portraying Americas most decorated war hero, Audie Murphy. The scenes of what he went through in the trenches brought tears to many eyes. Of course, a Texas parade isn’t complete without a few horses, cowboys and antique autos!
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Yes, ton’s of details and last minute changes…poor Joe, my contractor,
but he was willing and able and I couldn’t be happier with the end results!
Next comes the little master bath that I pretty much gutted while they
were in the “demo” mode, but will have to wait till funds make this
next phase a reality!
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The cabinets are installed! It’s really starting to look like a kitchen again!
This is my first time to do something other than all white so it is a bit
unnerving, but I hope once it is all put together, it will be beautiful!
Tomorrow morning, the floors get sanded, filled, and I guess stained.
By Monday or Tuesday I will be able to walk on my new floors…
My wonderful fabricator came today to measure for the counters but
they probably won’t be installed until after Christmas… but that’s ok
I’m not expecting Santa to come down the chimney or anything else
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Going with the “cottage” look, I decided the walls needed to be covered in
ship lap wood to resemble an old cottage who had had it’s wallpaper and
backing gauze stripped off to expose the old, wood walls behind. Any
(normal) person would have just replaced the cabinets and painted the
textured walls. But no, not ole Kate, I had to make it special! Since it was
not too expensive I was able to do this one little detail that I think will
really make the kitchen unique and true to a cottage look. Adding the
French doors for light and also just general updating also adds to the charm.
I closed the door that was on this wall, from the dining room leading to
the “Master” bath. Later, I plan on remodeling the Master bath and will
be removing the existing linen closet to install a French door leading
outside, hopefully to my Outdoor shower!
So I needed a new linen closet and my contractor came up with the idea
to take a little space out of the dining to create a linen cabinet. I had
talked about making a cabinet floor to ceiling just on the other side in
the bath but it would have stuck out into the walkway coming from the
bedroom making it awkward. So this little cabinet was a good solution
in this little cottage! Thanks Joe!
I have a sideboard that will just fit into the little alcove we created, just
for my cozy dining room! You can see what a beautiful change the
French doors made from the old high up, rectangular window
that was there!
Now looking down the kitchen to what used to be a wall with the
full sized laundry area behind it, you see the new closet built to house
the stack units and the existing hot water heater. I really wanted to put
the HWH in attic, but Joe and my brother, Clay, who is also a plumber
both thought it best to leave it down rather than up!
Here is the laundry closet the other day before they built the wall to
close off the hot water heater and divide the little area in two. There will
be some small shelves in the corner for detergent, towels, cat food, etc.
Friday, they will prime the walls which now resemble a hunting lodge:)
nice and warm and cozy to a nice, clean white! Crown molding, and then
a larger cap over the doors and window to make the room extra special.
I know Joe wishes I would quit looking in all my binders, with photos
collected over the years of my favorite homes and rooms. Most of them
are white color schemes, I must say… a definite look that I prefer.
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My original intention was to put a pocket door from the Master Bedroom to the
bath next to it. Once they started tearing out the wall, it appeared that the
roof line was built into this wall so there is not room to put a pocket door
in 😦 But we will put a door in and just use a bi-fold door to save space in
the master. The bathroom door opens now to the dining room which just does not work for me! As well, it is a bit oversized so it really intruded into the dining space…I also needed that wall space since this is such a small cottage…
The contractor and his workers are moving right along! You can
see my new 40×40 in window in it’s place~ The hardwoods went down
on Sunday and will be sanded, filled and then stained to match the
rest of the house in a few weeks. What a relief it is to have them down on top
of the sub-floor, which was rather weak in places and also drafty
with the slats not being really tightly butted together. Now, at
least it feels solid! Next comes the ship lap siding walls all around the room
and the French doors in the kitchen and dining need to be installed! Ikea delivers tomorrow so the cabinets will be waiting their turn at installation! I hope all of these notes are helpful to others out there taking on a remodel. Being a woman on my own, I wanted to show that we are capable and can get these things done whether we have someone with us or are alone. Of course, I have had many years of being around remodeling due to the fact that my brother in law, Rex, is a contractor. I have helped him on a number of projects come up with ideas on what colors, types of design ideas, etc. to do so I have seen behind the scenes so to speak of the construction process. I think every home has a different “feel” as you walk into it so each home tells you what to do… I don’t just do the same thing on every house but listen to what the home says and what it feels like and go from there!
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All the prep work takes time…the other day it didn’t look like much had changed but around the corner
I saw all the plumbing reinstalled into the former panty closet where the washer/dryer will go, stackables…
The raised platform for the hot water heater, brings it up to code as well.
All the water lines had to be rerouted under the house when I removed the wall between the kitchen
and utility room. Luckily, the house sits on a pier and beam, even though there is not much clearance under
the house, Mr. boss man was able to squeeze under and run the pipes! The house was built in 1953 and I think
it may have been moved onto this lot because there is dead grass and weeds under the home, which would
not be there had it been built right on the spot…