Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hand Hewn Love {aka: Teachers with Power Tools}


What did you do this summer?  
{1} I did escape for a week to my favorite beach, but my summer wasn't all sand and surf. It started with a big crack in my kitchen ceiling, which was failing sheetrock holding up crumbling lathe and plaster and ancient insulation, not to mention more than a century of attic dirt. Hmmm...to fix or demo?  Demo it was!
{2} Although I loved the look of the original rough sawn timbers, they all had to be covered with insulation. So, I saw this photo of these exposed collar ties ... ooooooo!
I already had school house lamps (don't all teachers?) in the dining area, and my contractor, Juan Franco Construction, was game, so off I went to a fabulous reclaimed lumber retailer...
http://heritagesalvage.com/
{3} ...and found these 2 bad boys.
{4} Here are the results of my talented contractor's magic.
Sa-Wooooooon!
{5} 
Now go link up with Kasey and her fabulous Five for Friday!

18 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! So impressed with this and the outcome - simply amazing!! Thanks for sharing, Jen

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    1. You are welcome Jen, and thanks for the compliment!
      ~ Brenda

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  2. Wow! Your kitchen turned out awesome! It's even more awesome tat you were able to do it yourself!

    Jenn
    Take Me To Third Grade

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    1. Thanks Jenn! I had a contractor. I only cleaned and refinished the beams:)

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  3. Love that kitchen! Are the cabinets, countertops and everything new or just the ceiling?

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  4. Love that kitchen! Are the cabinets, countertops and everything new or just the ceiling?

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    1. Thank you! The cabinets are super old. Countertops, frig and sink are new. I knew there would be a big mess, so I figured it would be a good time to change a few of my decades old (and style-lacking) features.
      ~ Brenda

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