Wednesday, June 27, 2018

working on the house

For about two and 1/2 years we have been re-doing our house. We had a gas fireplace soot up the house and we had to clean out the house and re- paint all the rooms, so we decided to re model too. along with this, my mother decided to live with us after her husband died, so we had to expand her room to include a bathroom, so that has taken alot of time and money. We are down to the kitchen and are repairing the floor now and will be laying a new heavy vinyl floor. I made a few pictures of our progress in the kitchen. It might be hard to tell what is going on, but you can see a little of what we have done so far. You might say, well why has it taken you so long to just finish the inside of the house, because we still have the outside to go, but building on a new bathroom, doing all the work yourself and all the work on the entire house yourself, and trying to look after mama and my husband who have medical issues, plus tending to her house, ( just takes time ). We added a new walk in bath tub in the big bathroom, and as you will see in the pictures, mama has a single person step in jet tub. It is the cutest thing. She also got her own washer and dryer. We tried to make her room a grand retreat as she spends alot of time in her room here at her house and she will want to do that at my house too, I am sure. The kitchen is pretty big, but it will shrink down when everything is added, such as cabinets, table and a hutch. I wanted to go more modern through out the house, but it hasn't worked out that way. The kitchen is the only room that will be more modern looking and I will post pictures of all the rooms when we get ready to move back over. I am not a horder, but after doll collecting for 30 years, and now making dolls, I have alot of dolls and supplies. Could I down size, probably, atleast some, but when I think I want to do that, I ask myself if I want to part with some of the dolls, or if it is the smart thing to try to sell off dolls, as I might not get a good price for them, and as for as making the dolls, I love to do it and it is a happy place for me to retreat to, after doing all the other chores. Being a Libra, making a decision is extra hard.Here are a few remodel pictures.


  1. What a great space your kitchen will be. I love its more modern look. Also, your art pieces on the walls are just wonderful. I especially like your mother's tub with the gorgeous painting above it. It has been a lot of work, for sure, but you must be so pleased with the way the house is turning out. I always look forward to seeing your latest wonderful Martha dolls!

  2. Wow--all that makes me tired just looking at it! You're a trooper, Martha. And y'all's house is becoming more beautiful all the time. Don't give up any dolls that tug your heart, nor any supplies that make you dream of creating something.

  3. thank you Jan and Mary. It has been so hard, but will be nice when finished. I need to downsize, but will try to do it in a smart way.