First off, I want to thanks everyone for their comments about the last post on the house. I read them all and truly considered them. All of these decisions are so hard for me to make and input from you truly makes me think about your ideas and our ideas which helps us to come up with the best solution.
Remember this cupboard we liked….I fretted that I didn’t think the wood work would match. Some of the suggestion about the cupboard we like and wood work made mention of painting some of the cabinets.
Painting anything wood is something that I really won’t do. I know it’s popular. I know it’s on Pinterest and Houzz sites but I’ve also lived with painted wood work and it’s just not for me. I love the look of wood..I love the lower maintenance of wood. I just love wood…unpainted wood.
In other houses that we’ve lived in all the wood work was painted..my dream was always to have a house of wood…wood everywhere. I love wood so much that I’ve even told the kids I want a wood casket when I die…for me it’s WOOD-WOOD-WOOD. Even though this house isn’t huge…isn’t totally amazing or anything like that, it’s still my dream house and my dream is wood. Wood floors, wood trim, wood furniture…all glorious wood!!
A couple weeks ago I told you about the website that features old house, Old House Dreams. I periodically go and look at the old houses on the site. I almost cry when I see that people have painted all the old wood work.
I know many of you suggested that we run not walk to buy the cupboards but we let them go. The wood work didn’t match and we want matching wood work. The section was honestly to big and we’d miss counter space. We’re holding out hoping something else will com along.
Today I did some calculations trying to figure out how much trim, how many doors and how many square feet of flooring we need. We need lots more than we have so if any of you know of anyone who works in architectural salvage in either Iowa, southern Minnesota or western Wisconsin, drop me a note…We’re looking for fir wood work…LOTS of fir/douglas fir/southern pine (there are lots of names for it) wood work, crown molding, flooring, door and window trim, kitchen cupboards…lot and lost of wood so I can be surrounded by wood work.