Friday, January 31, 2014

Abandoned House = Abandoned Gifts

Remember that old abandoned farm place that I showcased on Monday? 
Well, there are lots of treasures inside the house! We've slowly been dissembling pieces that we want to keep for our future house (or pieces that I think will be fun to craft with!).

Gorgeous (but with many layers of paint) trim around the door frames and windows...

Amazing floor boards, which are sadly in three pieces, so reusing them as their original purpose probably won't happen... but, it is nice wood that I'm sure that I can find some use for ;)

I have lots of plans for the old doorknobs! So pretty...

Hmm... I think I'll pass on trying to save the kitchen wallpaper, but it sure does make me smile!

Several nice, thick doors... lots of ideas for these, too :)

Here's what the doors should look like under all that paint!

Look at the detailing on this door! (And ignore the pink walls that are falling apart, ha!)

Trusty Dan is ripping up the floor in an upstairs room. One of the rooms upstairs had too much water damage, but this floor is still in decent condition. We think a few of the floors downstairs would be able to be ripped up and reused, but getting the upstairs floor out was of major importance... you know, in case the roof starts leaking even more... or even falls inwards ;)

Slowly, but surely, this pile is growing...

Working, working, working.

Last but not least, there's a claw foot bathtub in the basement! It's in tough shape, but the dream is to refinish it a bit and try to sell it. Anyone out their want a vintage bathtub?!


  1. Interesting! I love the woodwork in old houses like that. I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with it.

  2. What a wonderful find save anything and everything including window frames if you can people are always looking for stuff like that if you can't use it yourself. How about outside siding. i was searching everywhere on my place for just one piece of weathered wood the other day.

  3. What a treasure this home is! So many gorgeous details!