I think there is a song out there about "This Old House"
I'm not positive, but I think the Gaither's sing it...
(Just found out that this song was composed and recorded in 1950 by Stuart Hamblen...)
"This old house once knew my children......
This old house once knew my wife....." etc.
We bought this house about eight years ago and I absolutely love it.....As with any house, there are always a few things that can rub you the wrong way..
This house had the old wooden windows which were great, just very expensive to have painted....They were replaced a couple of weeks ago, and I do love my new windows...I can raise them with the ease of one finger....So super nice!
New doors will be installed in just two weeks...I am so excited! My front door is going to have the big "Texas Star" embedded in the glass... Woo hoo! I am going to love it! I am so excited...
Now, on to the one thing that was an eye sore for me...The FIRE PLACE.. No mantle! Just drives me crazy.
Well...after eight years, I now love the fireplace....Take a look at what I did....
Both of my brother's are builders, and I could have easily had them build me a beautiful mantle, but that was not the look I really wanted...I wanted something completely different..
I love the old rough look....I wasn't sure that I would be able to mix it with the white more formal look, but Wa La, I did......
I now feel like the fireplace area is complete.
Isn't it amazing how a simple change can make such a huge difference?
Hmmmmm....I think I need another project.
I have found that patience is one of the greatest
virtues....If you have something in mind, something that you really want....then wait, be patient and it will all come together.
"As for me and my house...we will serve the Lord"
Sweet Blessings to you all....