The big debate

It has been so long since I have sat down to write a blog post, I am not even sure where to start. Much has happened over the last few months with two little boys, work, our farm, home renovations and all. It seems there just aren’t enough hours in the days, but I have so much I want remember along the way.

I sat down today to write a progress post with you for so many reasons. I want to be able to reflect back on all we have done and yet feel a sense of accomplishment with so much still left undone. I get overwhelmed with whats left. With what we still need to do, what we have yet to buy, and of course the so much we haven’t even decided on what to do. But looking back reminds me how far we have come, and how I don’t want to forget the moments along the way.

The hubby spent hours adding the bead board to our old plaster walls a few weeks ago, and we both spent a few days painting, and repainting, with a few mishaps along the way. The baseboards are missing, the walls haven’t been painted, the door still needs finished, and so much more.

With all that being said, and without further ado, I’d love to share with you our “new” dining room. I never imagined this room would be our dining, but I also never dreamed we would have added on two stories (well three if you count the new basement 🙃).

Our table I found on fb marketplace the end of the summer. We just poured concrete for the new addition and as the men gathered around to chat on a hot summer day after a full morning of hard work, I took the truck and took off. I remember the pit in my stomach as I headed off seventy five miles from home. I worried if I would like it in person after driving all that way, or how would it even look in our home? What was I doing spending money while we were in the middle of an addition?!!! And, of course, are the men going to make fun of it if there were still there when I got home! Well, sometimes a risk can pay off. And boy do I think this table was one of them!

The light is from Etsy. Gosh I love Etsy! I searched aged brass schoolhouse light. The shade I believe is called “acorn.”

Oh. my… you guys!!! I just realized how I keep rambling when the real reason I sat down to write a post was for your help!

So here is my question to you. Would you paint or stain these doors?!!!

The doors might be one of my favorite features about this room/house! This is the 6 lite mahogany double doors. I love the simplicity of it The hardest part with ordering French doors for us was figuring out the swing. One door is the door you use and the other is “fixed,” but can be opened with a pin. My advice to you would be to pretend one room is the “exterior” and the other is the “interior.” If you are ordering a single door you can put your back to the wall the hinges are on and see which hand you use to open the door in the direction you desire. But if they are French doors, well, I still don’t know how to do it.. LOL! We love the quality and craftsmanship of these door from US Door & More if you are in the market I would highly recommend them!

And lastly you all, I don’t say this enough. Thank you for being here. Today the sun is pouring in and I am counting my blessings.


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