Sunday, October 16, 2011


We seem to be working on our house all the time!  This year we are adding an office  for my husband.  It is off the Tavern room and will have 2 openings into the new room.  We will have pocket doors so that when he has meetings he can close it off from the rest of the house.  Now with a new section being built, the old section needs a little TLC.  So we decided to put in a new front door.  We decided on replacing the door and sidelight,  that we have now with a set of double doors with glass at the top for more light. We have been thinking about this for awhile now so we decided to go ahead with it!  We are hoping to find a set of reproduction doors and the search has started!  And I don't think it is going to be too easy to find!!

This is the door now.  It is metal and over the years became scratched and dented. I wanted to wait until I could find the best door:)  So to hid the bad areas with some graining and combing. 

This is a close up of the door.  This works great for other areas too such as kitchen cabinets!
I added the missing knob after this picture:)
These are the pantry doors.  This really hides alot of dings:)  I think next year we will improve the kitchen and I am thinking about various tones of white.  I love the white and sort of brownish color of old ironstone.  We'll see:)

The best part of this whole addition is that I get to have the bedroom back that is now the office!!  I can't wait!  I am thinking about color for the walls and what type of aging I will do.  Stay tuned:)

Today was a beautiful fall day!!  The leaves have started falling and I just love to hear them!! So I spent part of the day painting the porch doors!  I will take a picture to show the whole finished porch!! Just in time to sit with hot tea and look over some of the magazines that are in a stack waiting to be opened!!

Well tomorrow I am off to an actual store to look for shoes to wear to our daughter's wedding!  Since it is in a park I need something easy to walk in:) YUK I hate to go into retail stores:)  If it is not an antique store or a thrift store, I just DON'T think it is fun :0)

Wish me luck and take some time to listen to the leaves falling !!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I think that all the seasons are my "favorites"!! But there is something a little tranquil about fall.  I love going through the old magazines and planning Thanksgiving and Christmas!!  This year however, we are planning a new room on the house and a Wedding!!!  Yep our daughter is getting married in a beautiful park overlooking the Hudson river!  She always wanted a fall wedding and here it is!!!  I can't wait to see the decorations our other daughter will be doing for the tables!  I know it will all be great!!  

SOOO about that room!  Well my husband desperately needed an office so we decided to bite the bullet and build one!  Hopefully when the room is finished we can talk about some AGING,  since I wanted this to be an informative blog:)  I seem to be the only aging so far:) 
This will be an outside door for his meetings, so that the visitors don't have to go through the house and face 2 big, but sweet, baking dogs!!

Hoping this tree will survive!

the inside.

This room will be off the "tavern" room, so now that room will be a little dark SO we may add windows to that room, NOW the front door looks terrible!! SO looking for new door, which leads to the inside of the porch!  We will be adding ceiling fans to that!!  I am a Southern Girl after all so I need to porch sit on both the front and back!!  Not sure when I will have TIME for all that sittin but at least it will be there!! In the cool weather,  a hot flash gives me the excuse to sit outside:)

The part I like the most will be the tin roof! Pictures will be coming as soon as it is on:)

The problem here is ~~ Do we decorate the office like the Tavern Room or give it its own personality?  We will enter the office from the house through the Tavern Room!  Where the windows are now, will be openings with pocket doors.  Not the best design but hopefully it will work.  I am guessing we will
 NEVER be able to sell this house!  It will surely be DIFFERENT:) 

I hope everyone has a great Fall day!!