Friday, August 19, 2016

House Update // Our Timberframe Porch

Hey y'all!  We're so excited to say the TONS of progress has been made on our house in the last two months! YAY!!!  As we are quickly approaching our baby's due date, we wanted to get a good bit finished on the house.  So we decided to take one week off from work each month and dedicate it entirely to working on the house and so far that has worked very well.  During one of those "house weeks" we started and completed our timberframe porch.  The porch has been a huge blessing lately!
Also, we want to say a great big thank you to all of our friends and family who came out to help us put it together!  We seriously appreciate y'all!!! :-)

Below are a few pictures throughout the building process:
Timberframe construction uses mortise and tenon
joints to lock large timbers together without using nails or fasteners.
One of the tenons is pictured below:

It was very exciting seeing all the beams going up
and fitting them together!

The metal roof going on!

 Here are a few up close pictures of
the joints once finished.

 It looks so good all finished!

With fall just around the corner, and it starting to be a bit cooler outside,
we've been eating out here on the porch nearly every meal!
(I just had to include a picture of these lovely, purple Asters
by the porch steps because they're just too pretty and mean that fall isn't very far away!)

And..... this is by far our very favorite spot on the porch! :-)

So there's just a peek into the progress of out little
Home sweet  home!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Wright's Trading Post || GIVEAWAY!!!

Hey y'all, here is just a quick post to let y'all know about a GIVEAWAY that we're having over on our Etsy shop's Instagram this week, @wrightstrading!

Super excited about this: Go check out our "Wright's Trading Post" Instagram for info on how to win one of the rustic, home decor products from our shop!

Also be sure to visit our Esty shop:
to see the rest of our handmade, rustic items that we offer!

DIY Kitchen Cabinet Curtains For Doors

Hey y'all!  So much exciting progress has been happening around here on the farm, in our businesses, and also on the house!  We took a week off from everything last month to focus completely on finishing up some unfinished parts of our house to make it a bit more functional while we are living it and building the rest.  One project that I also made during that week, were these super cute, easy, durable, and very inexpensive curtains.  One day we will make cabinets, but for now we decided to use curtains instead of doors and they turned out great!

The final goal for the kitchen is to have a southern, rustic, farmhouse-style look to it.  So I made the temporary curtains to fit that style too... and they turned out totally adorable!

They are actually made from a painter's drop cloth from the hardware store!  Making them cost very little and are quite sturdy for daily use in our family kitchen.  They only take 4 supplies:
drop cloth
ribbon (I used this burlap w/ lace that was on clearance)
and some smooth nylon rope to hang them
from so they slide back and forth easily

My sewing machine was down for the day, so I hand sewed the entire project.  It took a little longer, but I enjoyed getting to practice my hand-stitching.  After measuring and cutting the drop cloth into appropriate sized panels for under our counter, I hemmed the unfinished edges.
Then sewed the ribbon on while sewing the fold for the rope to slide through.

Gavin loves helping mommy make things. :-)

Once all the panels were completed, we threaded the rope through them
and Jesse fastened the rope underneath the counter-top with these hooks.

I LOVE the final outcome!

They are very functional and look good too
as substitute cabinet doors while we finish everything else.

I really like how well they ended up blending with the white-washed,
wood walls and our antique farmhouse sink.

Thank y'all so much for stopping by!
What projects have y'all been working on lately?
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