Monday, June 17, 2019

Selling, Buying, Packing and Moving Oh My!!!

Hello Sweet Blogging Friends.

Well things are moving quickly to the new job for Terry and the move into our new 
Junk Chic Cottage #4.

Terry will be sworn in on June 24th as the New Fire Chief 
and we will close on this house and our new house on July 8th.

We are going to rent back for a week so we can go to the new house and paint, clean and re do the bathroom to get it ready to move in.  

Terry is also building me a new pantry for the kitchen. 

We would like to have all of this done before we move in officially.

This sweet guy is very confused and wondering why furniture is disappearing and all the decor has come down off the walls.
To be nice to the new buyer we decided to touch up all the walls after taking down the decor. 

This way she can move in and not have to paint a thing.

I have been getting all chippy decor I want to take to the new house down and getting it ready to move.
I have sold a lot of my pieces I know I cannot use in the new house.

Who ever invented this green bubble wrap that adheres to each other is genius. 
When you wrap up fragile's it clings automatically to the bubble wrap. 
The item does not unwrap. 
The white bubble wrap does not do this. 
 I am glad I found this green bubble wrap.

My hydrangea plant on the one side out front is finally blooming. 
They have been slow to open up with all the rain and lack of sunshine.

This is the one on the other side. 
It is getting a few buds but at this time last year this plant was three times it size now and full beautiful blooms. 
I really think this cooler weather and so much rain has hindered their growth.

On the other hand my annuals are going crazy with all the rain. 
My bike basket is almost down to the ground and so full. 
These usually are not this big until the middle of July. 
They are loving all the rain apparently.

My knockout rose bushes are going gang busters with the prettiest roses this year. 
Every day they seem to open more and more buds.

This is one of my deck boxes.  It is thriving too. 

I am taking the two of these to the new house to hang out front as window boxes on the new house.

My hanging geraniums are doing great.  I will be moving those to the new house too. 

I told the buyer anything that is not in the ground is being moved. 

I love my flowers too much to leave them all here.

I have my garden angel praying with me that I can make it through the packing, closing and moving and small renovations at the new house!!!!

I may be MIA for awhile in Blog Land with needing time to pack up JCC#3 and move on to JCC#4.
I promise I will show you before and afters as I put my touch on the new JCC#4 in the coming weeks.

Prayers I survive the purging, packing and moving once again.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Junk Chic Cottage #4

Hello everyone.  

After the house was only on the market for 2 days we had our first showing and they bought the house.  

We are so lucky to have the first person through  buy this sweet home..

This is bitter sweet for me.  I have loved JCC #3.  I always wanted the cottage style home and we found it with this sweet place.

With building a garage, renovations to the basement we made this sweet tiny home pretty and cozy. 

I just loved this neighborhood too.

I will miss this sweet home.

With JCC#3 selling so quickly that left us to find our next place this weekend.  

I had found a cute cottage style home a few weeks ago and made a great connection the minute I stepped inside.  

I really thought it would sell before we got ours sold.

It did not so we went in and made an offer and with a few back and forth's on the contract we agreed and now will be owning this sweet home in a month.

JCC#4 cottage style home. 

This one is small like JCC #3 and no basement. 

It does have a pull down steps to a very large storage area in the attic.

I see some cute new flower boxes under those windows and some new flowers in the beds.

This is the back of the home.  They had a hot tub on the deck. 
I am happy the hook ups are all there.  There might be a hot tub in our future!!
We will be putting a deck on this back part of the home.

It has a beautiful backyard space.  Buddy needs a backyard so he will love this one.

This is where we will be doing a big remake.  This one car garage is not going to cut it with having a very tiny house. 

So we are going to be putting up a 2.5 car garage with a 8 foot bump out in the back of the garage to make Terry a Fire Man Cave at the back of this garage for all his fireman collectibles etc. 

Since the garage door is brand new we think we will do a double garage with another similar door to make good use of the one that is new.

All the floors have been re done and are original to the house.  
I love that so much!!! 
The oak trim and base molding are beautiful in this house including the crown molding through out this house.

 I cannot wait to paint the walls and add my decor to this room. 

I can see my slipcovered furniture and Terry leather chair plus pretty vintage armoire with TV making this room pretty and cozy.

The Master Bedroom is not much larger than the one we have now. 

We have a king sleep number bed that we have had for years and just love.  

Unfortunately it will not fit in this small of a master. 

We will be getting a new queen bed that will fit much better.  My daughter is excited I will be passing my King sleep number bed onto them. 

I see a pretty paint color and great area rug and some pretty drapes to make this room cozy.

This is the other bedroom that will be transformed into my office and Terry's office space and hopefully a guest room bed.

This is the fully renovated kitchen.  It has all new white shaker cabinets with the soft close doors and drawers. 
Don't you love those!!! 
It is the little things like this that make me happy.  It has black granite counters that will stay. 

I am thinking a new bridge farmhouse sink and faucet and my small chandelier  over the sink along with a pretty window feature.

This refrigerator is awkward and sticks out in the room. 

We are going to get a french door refrigerator that is counter length and will not stick out in this room so much.

I will be putting a new floor in the kitchen too.

This is the back area of the kitchen that they used as a "mud room". 
Terry is going to cut down my old german pantry from our kitchen now and fit it into this space.

I will have a large storage pantry once again.

This bathroom!!!!!  It will be completely re done.  New tub, shower ,shower doors gone,  vanity, floors. 

She will be pretty again and more up to date. 

I hope I can find another vintage dresser to make the vanity in this bathroom.

So good bye sweet JCC #3.  We will miss you.

Hello JCC#4.  
Adding some window boxes and bring my flowers to add some color to this sweet cottage in the front.

I will post the before and after's of all the rooms in this little cottage home as we begin the changes.

We are excited to have Terry moving on with his new job and we will enjoy getting JCC#4 prettied up and cozy for us to live.

Stay tuned.
Things will be crazy for me in the next month as we begin to pack and get ready for the move.

We will probably be putting all the garage things in a pod for storage until the new garage is built.

I cannot wait to get in and clean and paint and start to make this sweet place our own.

Thank you for all the prayers and good wishes.  We are beyond happy our home sold so quickly and that we were able to find another cottage style home. 
I have embraced living small and just love it.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Junk Chic Cottage Flowers

Hello blogging friends.  

I wanted to show you more of my flowers now that the rain has finally stopped to get a few pictures.

I will start with the backyard and deck.  Of course my sweet lounge chair that has followed me to every home.  This is where I soak up sun and read in the summer months.

Sweet Karen Harmon (Lisa Harmon's mom that sews slipcovers for furniture)  makes the lounge chair covers for me.  This is the fabric for this year.

With all the rain this flower box is over flowing and has gotten two times its size in just the one month.  The flowers are trailing down nicely.

This sweet angel was gifted to me by a special and dear friend for my birthday.  I love how serene and pretty she is.

I decided to go with hanging geraniums this year instead of petunia's.  The petunia's are so pretty but they need to be dead headed all the time.  I am giving these sun loving hanging geraniums a try.  This one sits on my white chippy chair.  Again it has gotten double in size due to all the rain that you can hardly see the chair.

You cannot see the heavy round iron plant holder under this big plant of petunia's.  The colors this year are vibrant even before I give them bloom booster. 

This is another one of my iron flower holders.  The flower box flowers are trailing down this piece nicely.  These are already a great size and we just started into June.  By the end of August these will be trailing down and on the deck.

Here is a look at the deck from the grass.  With not having a proper dining area Terry and I enjoy eating out on the deck as much as possible all summer long.

As you can see with my bike basket flowers they have filled up my basket and are almost to the ground already from the basket.

My chippy birdhouse and welcome to the garden sign.

Front porch garden boots.

My flower boxes out front are doing really well too.  Doubling in size.

The hosta's are getting bigger and as you can see my poor hydrangea plant in the back is tee tiny right now.  They need more sun and less rain.  Last year at this time they were covering the ground around them.  They are sensitive to weather conditions.

On the other side of the house the hydrangea is doing a little better.  Seeing buds.
Junk Chic Cottage 3 is officially up for sale.  Hope with the weekend going to be nice we might get some buyers through.
Prayers for a quick sale so we can venture on to find Junk Chic Cottage 4.

Have a good Friday and wonderful weekend.

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Chair

Hi Blogging Friends.  I told you I would come back and show you Terry's chair all fixed up pretty and brought back to life.

Here is the leather Cleaner and re coloring balm.

You try to pick the color that is closest to your leather color.  I chose Camel.

This is the before chair.  You can see the deep scratches and fading of the original color.

Here is the after.  You can see how the leather balm brought back out the beautiful color of the leather and helped with all the deep scratches.

This shows the before how dried out the leather was and how many scratches were visable.

Before cleaning and balm.


It hydrated and reconditioned the leather and took out some of the scratches and brought back the original color.

Love my new improved leather recliner.  Looks healthier and still has a vintage look.
The cleaner and color balm come with easy peasy directions.
You clean the leather chair with the cleaner.  Wipes on and off and then you take the pad they give you with the balm rub it in and let it dry.
It dries quickly and the more coats you do the darker and richer the color becomes.

So for very little money I was able to recondition this beautiful leather recliner.