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When I moved in to my 100 year old mountain cottage, I knew I had a LOT of work ahead of me! Trust me, it’s been a labor of absolute love and I’ve truly enjoyed every second of it thus far (and trust me, I’m far from done!).

This 1/2 chimney wall was such an eye sore and I could hardly wait to tackle it creatively. So my Raised Plaster Aspen Tree Stencil began the project but the rest was a real trip to do and I loved doing it!

This is how the whole project turned out.

See the entire project and how I did in on my blog.

Oh how ugly it was! But the finished design and how I did it is here. You are going to love it as much as I do!

I thought about ripping up all that old, nasty linoleum but that would take months since it was glued down to the original hard woods. It’s not that I wasn’t up for the task, heck I just finished doing a lot of work on the 100 year old hard woods in the living room and my office. It was more that I have a hard time being culinarily creative in a nasty kitchen so I felt a need to “get ‘er done”!

Not only was it ugly, it was in such bad shape after years and years of being abused. Scrapes, knicks, tears and abrasions were the focus and I hated it!

It was high quality vinyl to the rescue! I took the entire week off work and tackled the project.

I chose walnut wood style to warm up the kitchen.
This is the first 100 year old home I’ve ever purchased. The tasks seemed daunting bringing it back to it’s former glory. But the key to fixing up an old home is to take “little bites” and proceed just one thing at a time.

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At this time of life, I made the decision to finally downsize and prepare for my old age. I had a 4000 sq ft house here which was WAY too large for one little woman to take care of. Then I decided to move to New Mexico where I bought an 1800 square foot house. Better, but still more room than I needed.

So I bought a small home back up in the high mountains of North Idaho in 2019 and moved back to the only state that I felt was “home”. In fact, they call it “Idahahome”. Isn’t that cute?

Now, if any of you know anything about me, it’s the fact that I love a project! So watch here as I turn this little mountain home in to a real charmer! One that you will have to drag me out of to get me “gone”.

 

 

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