Thursday, July 26, 2007

We're Getting There

Finally we are getting along with the family room addition and since I have had a number of questions about it by e-mail I thought I would answer them here. The room is 22 x 26 and has a cathedral ceiling which I am not sure how high it is but it is not super tall. There is a two car garage underneath. The french doors got installed this week so this is how we enter the room from our kitchen and living room. The carpenters are almost done and then we are doing the rest of the finish work to save money starting with a bamboo floor. We already had a painting marathon so it's nice to have that out of the way.
Looking back once you are in the room you can spy my kitchen.
And what is that in the left hand corner of the first picture? I have been looking forever for a sideboard and I found one in an antique store in NH that I fell in love with.
We also did a bunch of antiquing when we were in Maine and here are a couple of my finds. We bought 6 of these matching chairs which are so similar to the ones I already have. They still have a label on the bottom that shows that they were made in NH in the early 1900's. And I love the lines of the plant stand that I found.

Then one last find is this little child's table that I found at a local thrift shop this week. Perfect for my grandson as he gets older. I already have children's chairs to go with it. I also finally found a coffee table for the new family room at the same thrift shop but couldn't fit it into my Beetle so I have to go back this weekend with something bigger! Maybe I should get a truck-or maybe not-I'd come home with way too much!


  1. It's looking great! Love the sideboard too!


  2. Your room is looking wonderful... can't wait to see it all finished! Love the new furniture too.

  3. I'm sure the room will be worth the hassles and waiting for it to be finished. Everything looks great so far.

  4. LOVE the sideboard!

    Your room is just is almost completed! It will be well worth all the trouble!


  5. What great furniture finds - I love to go antiquing. Your room will be finished before you know it.

  6. The room is amasing, but that sideboard is spectacular. The wood is fabulous! Looks great!

  7. I loved going through your blog! I'll bet you are so excited with the addition to your home. It looks amazing and I can't wait to see the after pictures. Have a great day!

  8. Thanks for the lovely, visit from a first-time visitor. The remodeling is inspiring, and makes me want to 'fix' SOMETHING!

    I'm going to add you to my Bloglines - loved the pretty seaside photos (that's because I'm waaaaay out here in dry Nebraska!)

  9. Your new room looks fabulous. And I love your antique finds. And the dear little table for your grandson.

  10. What a beautiful room you will have when the project is completed! The sideboard was a wonderful find.

  11. Your new room is looking fantastic! I love it and your sideboard is just beautiful! I'm so glad you found it. The little table for your grandson is adorable - you've been a busy bee this summer - thanks for sharing your new goodies with us!

  12. Oooh, I love your new room!
    And your new furniture... I love it all!
    Looking forward to seeing it all put together and decorated! Isn't it sooo fun playing house!


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