Friday, February 8, 2013

Lucketts Green goes French!

 There is a very awesome lady I have met in my travels of furniture! We have helped her out, and she has helped me out! The neighborly thing to do! Here in my very small town stuff like being rude gets around fast.

She needed help moving some furniture from a house in another town, so in return of my manly man helping her I was given this French Provincial Desk. It had some issues with the legs, which may husband fixed with our almighty Kreg pocket kit :)

It has been sitting in my house for a few weeks now, I didn't know what I should do with it, or the color I would go with. I had a few boxes of Miss Mustard Seeds paint that I didn't want to open after a bad experience the first time.

Alas, I decided to give her paint another try, and here is my version of Lucketts green! This is what Lucketts would look like if it went to France I feel :)

I just love the color on this desk, and the perfect color of the naturally oxidized handles were a plus for me! I hope you enjoyed the desk as much as I do! Now the struggle on whether or not I am going to keep it! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Fireplace Update

 Here is a small update for you, the room is officially torn apart! 

 What a mess this has turned out to be, when we finally wheelbarrowed all of the nasty bricks outside we found the one thing no homeowner wants to find in their home....

MOLD *insert horror movie scream here*
I kind of had a feeling whenever i started pulling out moldy bricks, that we were going to run into this problem. It seems there was moisture from somewhere behind the bricks. We also have no clue to the source of the moisture. We waited a week to drywall so it could rain, and maybe we could find it, but we have had no such luck. No leaks were to be found, so maybe this is a good thing! 

Off with the drywall, next the insulation, and now we probably didn't handle this situation correctly, more then likely releasing thousands of mold spores into the air. We are all still alive though. 

Let me tell you something though, this room looks so much bigger and better now that the ugly fireplace hearth is gone! More open, and room for a sitting area to add a couple of chairs.

Next we will dry wall. No insulation will go back in there, because it is a interior wall. That little stained glass window is getting dry walled as well. We are going to put up another layer of paneling to match the rest of the ugly paneling and on to paint. I am curious to what Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint will look like on the paneling!