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Here's an up-to-date photo looking out my dining room window. The sunflower is so huge it is really hanging it's head. The bush green beans are almost done and the fall lettuce has just started. The morning glories look great every morning on the fence. Still picking tomatoes and tomatillos too.
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I only had a few sunflower seeds - but they were crushed in the mail. I was lucky to get just one sunflower - but boy it was a good one!!
 
 
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We kept the old front door - but added ornate gold trim and a friend painted the front.
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The dining room in the old part of the carriage house. Added two smaller arched windows(that were saved from a house demo) and cut out and trimmed with pine an opening into the kitchen/lofted space. The carpet tiles were recycled from a company throwing them out when remodeling(great shape). Grandpa's old red bench is my favorite!
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The living room in the old part of carriage house. Used the recycled carpet tiles, pine trim(painted black) and put in replacement windows. Added copper tiles around the front door.
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One of the three bedrooms.
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Had to build a stairway - because all there was was an old rickety ladder getting to the second floor. We had to cut out into the floor to make space for the large staircase. We kept the original ceiling beams and added a family wall of photos. My friend added some Venetian plaster(much better looking in person).
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The "man cave" in the old part. Painted the ceiling a really dark purple and the walls are a faux green leather(matches my husbands beloved leather couches). Love the old beam in the center filled with old nails.
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More detail of the lofted area we cut out of the second floor.
 
 
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The kitchen - I bought the cupboards on Ebay -new from a flip that never happened- but some mixed finishes of the maple. You can see the original barn door in black - used to go to the chicken coop that used to be in this same space. I had them cut out an opening from the old part of the carriage house to the new part for better flow.
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This island was made from an old dresser, some river rocks and several coats of epoxy. Raw pine from my brothers farm was used for the baseboard and back of the island. I even found river rock hardware on Ebay for all the kitchen cupboards.
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The Hoosier cabinet was my Grandma's and painted black. I added the top molding leftover from the kitchen cupboards to finish the piece. The 2-story wood wall was from wood reused from the front room. You can see the lofted area and the arched windows.
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This cabinet was in my Grandpas' barn and repainted by a friend. The vessel sink was the first thing I bought for the renovation - and on Ebay for $25. The mirror is from an old dresser from my childhood. This is one of the two full bathrooms in the renovation.