Brrr! We started our first day of November
very chilly and I LOVE it!
I woke up to 35* this morning and promptly
got the fireplace lit.
I love this weather!
As you know, we are huge advocates of using
someone else's throw-away's,
re-cycling, up-cycling and making
something new with something old.
Some day I will go through our home and
take pictures and give the history of
all the things that we have used to make our house,
our home, with cast-offs.
Today I'm going to share our newest project:
A new window seat with 200 year old barn wood.
I purchased this barn wood when it was attached
to an apron and legs.
It served as our formal dining table in our rental
but since we only have one
dining room in our current home,
we didn't have a need for another table.
We both agreed we did not want to sell it.
Since the top was the only element of the table that was old,
we decided to dismantle it, salvaging all parts, to use for another project.
The lore of this wood goes as:
It was taken from an old barn in Massachusetts
by a friends father. He then railroaded it to
California where her husband
constructed several Farmhouse tables to sell.
I had to have one.
Who would have guessed this wood would
almost make it back to where it came from...
just a wee bit more South.
I have always wanted a window seat in the (this) kitchen and
my Mr. wanted to put a couple of cozy chairs in there.
I didn't quite want the kitchen to feel like a keeping room
so I never said 'okay'.
After finishing the flooring and base, it came time
to bring it up again.
He didn't say anything, walked away,
came back from the basement with our barn wood.
I will have some pillows made for some coziness
but it is perfect and exactly what I wanted.
I love the saw marks in it and the rustic feel
it gives my French kitchen.
We talk about maybe selling after we are done with the house
and buying a house with land.
If that ever happens, I hope the new owners know how
much love we put into making this house a home.
But then again, we will probably
change our minds about that too.