Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The making of my New Craftroom/office

I have been needing this for a long time. A craftroom/office and now it's in the making. We have a sunporch on the west side of the house that we Never use. I have been asking DH for-ever to please convert it into a room for me. Well this past weekend he finally got the wild hair to start construction. There were 3 sliding glass doors so he made some walls and put in a window and door. Im so excited about this I can hardly wait.

Here are the walls where the window and door will be.

With times being tight like they are, we decided to try to salvage anything we could to help keep the cost down. Along the inside wall was aluminum siding. DH ripped it off to use on the outside walls. Well underneath was the old wood siding. I havent decided yet what I want to do with this wall. I dont know if I want to keep the wood siding and paint or if I just want to seal up all the holes and build a new wall.

I dont know if I have ever told ya'll about my home. I live in the old family homeplace. It was built in 1926 by my great grandpa. Who was a tobacco farmer. It was a single room house made from a tobacco barn. Some of you may know what that is. A tobacco barn is where they would cure the tobacco before takin it to be sold.

So many family members have lived here in the past years. And boy have I been told stories of how this place is haunted. I dont believe it, I have never seen or heard some of the stuff they have told me. I think it was just their mama's way of keepin them close and out of trouble. LOL. It was not until my daddy's sister married that they bought the house and eight years ago DH and I bought the house from them. Nannie(daddy's mama) has told me stories about how they would cure the tobacco upstairs and how she has carried a many tobacco sticks full of tobacco down these stairs. When Papa was alive he would tell us that he slept upstairs and during the winter when it would snow, he could remember waking up with snow on him because well, there were cracks and holes in the roof. I guess they did the best they could do with what they had. After all there was a depression goin on.

So as you can imagine this old home is very drafty... So with the new room I am gonna make sure that every little hole and crack is sealed up. I dont want to freeze while Im out there trying to create something.

LOL, y'all didnt know you were gonna get a histroy lesson this morning. I love my home and history behind it. That's all I have for right now. Thank you for stoppin by,, until next time....

Prim Blessings, Tammy


CozyCoops Corner said...

How neat to have a home with that kind of history ! That's great that you will have a new craft room ! Can't wait to see it all done !Have a great day !

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Lucky girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What an awesome story, it has to be great to live in a house with so much family history:)

Christine@SticksStitchesnBoards said...

Good for you! Hope everything goes well and smooth with the room project!

Sarah said...

Love the history of your home. I think it would be neat to live in a home with so many stories to tell. I think I would leave the original wall and just paint it but thats just me.
Have a great day and I can't wait to see the finished project.

Kimberly said...

Tammy, that is awesome! I'm so excited for you... can't wait to see the first project in your very own space!

Tami said...

Yeah, for craftrooms! Love all the history behind your home...it is a neat story and so wonderful that you are able to live in the same home that your great grandfather built!

Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

What an amazing story!!! I'm an avid history lover myself! Just stopped by your blog for the first time...I will be sure to pop back!

bluejeanprimitives said...

I bet you're excited! (I know I would be!) I hope you keep taking pictures on the progress and share with us... I know I'd be interested in seeing them!

My Grandpa was a tobacco farmer... funny how all I remember were the HUGE GIANT TOBACCO WORMS!
::: shiverickyack :::

Jean :)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

ah if the walls could talk..what a wonderful house..can't wait to see it all done...have a good one:)

Mad Red Hare said...

Love that story! It would be so cool to live in a family homeplace. I can't wait to see your new workspace.

Kath said...

Oh boy, how exciting! That's gonna be a perfect craft room/office...wish I could do that!

Very neat story about your home. I love hearing olde homestead tales.

Good Luck with the renovation and I can't wait to see the end result!


Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

WOW!! How exciting ! I am so happy for you!

This Country Girl said...


How great that you have your family homestead...a place of history! Your special place is going to be wonderful! I can't wait to see it completed.


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I bet your house smells good! Tabacco smells so nice -- until it is lighted!!!

That old wood siding is interesting. My only thought would be that filling the holes and putting sheetrock over it would be more energy efficient, especially on the west side of the house, where the summer sun will beat down on it...

~Tonya said...

How much FUN are you gonna have, Tammy! WOW, so much history and I cannot wait to see more progress. It is fun so see.

I bet you are tickled pink! We live in a house that was built back in 1917 and if these walls could talk...boy, the stories I am sure they could tell.

Have a great week.


Phillane E'lee said...

I love the history of your home. Always felt a peacefulness in a old house although mine is new/old. Newer but old now! LOL
A studio is a wonderful thing and it seems to be going around. A good thing for so many. I once lived in a place that was built in 1826 and was a haunted hotel. Yep, there was a ghost but just a sweet one.
If walls could talk I am sure you would move OUT!
Have a wonderful day.

Raggedy Angel said...

So happy for you Tammy...you are gonna love it! I would keep that wall...paint it...I just love it!!!