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Back when I was ???


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Right after Sherry and I met we bought a little farm house on 7 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country but the house needed some upgrading in a bad way.  We didn't want to lose the ambiance or old farm house feeling so we were very careful in everything we did to the old structure.  Here is just one of the things we did to liven the place up and hide the ugly so to speak.

There was a broom closet in the corner of the kitchen and as to why it was there who knows buat it was usless and pretty crummy looking.  It also had a door on it with five panels which added to the fuglyness.  I thought it might be cool to turn it into a corner pantry but one that looked like the old bins that you used to see at the hardware and feed stores that held bulk products that could be scooped out by the pound or whatever so here's what we came up with.

First of all I installed several corner shelves so we could put our can goods and other things on them and out of the way.

Next step was to do something with that old door.

So I cut five boards from some white pine and made them to look like bin doors by adding some lettering and a few brass pull handles.  These artificial doors were then sealed and attached over the five panels of the old door.

Not too bad for a poor boy, eh???

Later I'll post up some pics of the Bar that we covered with wood from the old Boy's outhouse that was on our property but formerly was part of the old school next door.  Got ya thinking don't I????

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thats purdy dang sharp mego.

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Pretty good on the door, quite creative.

We had a closet similar to that in our house in the Sierras; just a place to hang coats and stuff the broom and vac, and catch all sorts of odds and ends.  The house was really small, though, and there was hardly any storage in the kitchen, so I did something like you did.  Only difference was that I framed in the bottom part where you had a bottom shelf, and made it into the return air intake plenum for the gas pack heat/a-c we put in.  I put a set of louvered bi-fold doors on it; small as they were, they worked pretty well, - a bigger, heavier set might have been a problem.  Gained a nice bit of pantry out of that.



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Speaking of louvered bi-fold doors, over the years we have bought several of the old (antique) ones and used them to hang "Old Family Pics" on along with other stuff.  We found out that you can take the tab on the back of a frame that holds the picture up when on a flat surface and stick it into an slot on the inverted louver.  SEE PIC



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That's clever. I'll try to remember that.

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I had also mentioned covering the ugly masonite bar with old wood from the boy's outhouse that was in our pasture from the Old School next to us. After completely covering it I put the top trim rail around the edges and allowed it to stick up above the top about 1/4" all the way around. Then I had a piece of glass cut to fit down inside the extended lip and cover the top of the bar. We put old black and while pics of our kids and family under it and what a conversation piece it turned out to be.  Pics don't show the effects very well but all I could find.

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purdy crafty , from a crapper. hahaha

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Uhh, I don't think Mrs. Rr would be having anything to do with something like that.



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Hahahahaha - - lots of people pay big bucks for old barn wood, which is more or less what this was and it had been well weathered for many many years and probably hadn't been used in over 30 or 40 - - - - most if it was various shade of gray with some unique grain in some of them. I also did this picture frame of the old gas station at the bottom of the hill from us with some of it.



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pretty crafty work Amigo,, I have a big stack of weathered wood from the origional garage that was here when we bought the place,  along with alot of cedar fence boards from the old fence,, she keeps finding things for me to do with it,, ( her latest is a potting table like one she saw in a antique shop) but so far nothing has developed,,,confusebiggrin she got a whole brain full of new ideas from our trip,, there are old barns and ranch houses everywhere in Utah, Idaho, and new Mexico.

I,m sure the day is coming when I,m gonna have to dig that stff out and use it ,, if nothing else but to keep her off my Azzbiggrin



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I used to enjoy doing all that stuff and usually had something or things going on all the time BUT NOW, I'm to the point that "if it needs maintenance after I do it, then it probably won't get done" - - - I'm always hearing how much she loves to work in the flower bed and paint and stuff but I haven't seen that person in a long long time so I end up doing it. but no more

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Mello Yello wrote:

I used to enjoy doing all that stuff and usually had something or things going on all the time BUT NOW, I'm to the point that "if it needs maintenance after I do it, then it probably won't get done" - - - I'm always hearing how much she loves to work in the flower bed and paint and stuff but I haven't seen that person in a long long time so I end up doing it. but no more


 Sounds like the story of my life (wife?). I don't do gardens any more. But unohoo gets to spade it up, rake in the cow poo, set up the bean poles, etc .... and this year, we evidently got some contaminated poo as virtually nothing is growing well. Last year I pressure washed the deck and bought her a bucket of deck stain as she said it looked like he!!. This year I pressure washed the deck and got that bucket of stain out of the basement in early May. On Tuesday, I stained the deck!!!!!!!!!

Heck, I might even get my car out for a second ride this summer if I catch up with the pending projectsfrustrated.gif



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I do virtually everything around here and, if I want to play or purchase something for the Fairlane I WILL AND THAT'S THAT but I only cruise when we are both comfortable with me being gone for a while.

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