Thursday, April 29, 2010

A new kitchen table!

For the past 10 years I’ve been waiting for a new kitchen table to replace the hand me down laminate table that we were given by hubby’s Mom when we moved into this house.

We wanted something super prim. Black legs with an old wood top. I knew it was out there…  just couldn’t find it for a price I was willing to pay. Until 2 weeks ago… there it was on Craigslist! Locally even! Only 20 miles away! I called her and asked her to hold it until I got finished moving back in and I was lucky enough that she agreed! Super nice lady! Of course we went to see it as soon as the last box was removed from the truck and we both fell in love with it right away! Here it is in all it’s prim farmhouse glory.


Isn’t it adorable!!! Next to go is the hutch in the below pic. I want a pie safe there and I’m working on a sketch for the local carpenter. :o)


The top is two pieces. It has so much character.


Imperfectly perfect!!!


And guess how much I paid? Ready…


She had it originally listed for $150, dropped it to $125, I offered $100 and she said $110.00


Not to mention she’s a super nice lady and is looking for me a reasonably priced bowl rack. She had 2 but gave them to her mom. If her mom still has them she’s going to nab em back for me! How nice is that? I love meeting new friends who share a love of prims.
Side note: The L. Hitchcock chairs in the pic came from Goodwill. $10.00 each. Another amazing deal. I got 6 for $60.00. We put two at this table and left 4 in the dining room which is still in the process of a major redo to work with the Pfaltzgraff Folk Art I had acquired and blogged about previously. I’m sure we’ll be talking about that room soon enough!

Hope you all are having a great day!


PS. How in the world did I manage to take pics of that table without any of the cats in it?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I’m looking for…

Thanks friends for the welcome backs and warm wishes for my husband and I. I really appreciate them more than you can imagine!

So now that we’re all caught up… lets get back to the prim stuff!

Can you point me in the right direction?

About a year ago I came across a blog where a very smart woman had been collecting old doors and her and her hubby built them into a wall in her basement. I’ve been collecting my own and now I’m re-looking for that inspiration! Have you seen it?

I also ran across another blog where another smart couple had used old doors and shutters to make a privacy fence. Do you know who that was?

Where was I?

I have pondered for a few days whether I should post about what life dealt me the last six months because it hasn’t been pretty and I would like to keep my blog happy and up beat. But the fact remains that this blog was/is about my life and I’ve decided that that includes even the not so pretty parts of it. I am sure many here have faced the hard parts of life too so there is no reason for me to put rose colored glasses over what you read on my blog.

In November my husband of 10 years (partner of 13 years) and I separated. Due to the circumstances surrounding the split I am the one who left Primcats House. :o( I could not bear to stay there. I’m not going to get into a lot of details about it because that won’t do anyone any good at this point but lets just say I felt our home was desecrated and in that moment I couldn’t bear to live there another day. I packed up and moved out with no intention of ever coming back. I was done. In February I sold him the house because I didn’t want anything to do with it ever again. My home, the place I built into our sanctuary was no longer mine. It was devastating.

To make a very, very, very long and unbelievably painful story short, after the anger and pain subsided some, we decided that our marriage is worth saving. We love each other very much and with love, work, prayer and faith in each other and our marriage we believe we will survive this and come out stronger on the other side.

I’ve come back home to Primcats House and hopefully someday I will be able to feel about it as I used to. In the mean time I’m just going to get back to doing what I love and that’s decorating our home in a way that invites what I want in my life… peace, serenity, love, friends, happiness and laughter. ♥♥




Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Long time no see!

Hello Prim friends! Long time no see around Primcats House.


Life took a crazy turn for me for the last 6 months and I disappeared from blog land for a bit!

I’ll be back to posting my own endeavors soon enough but in the mean time I’m enjoying catching up on all the happenings around blogland ! You’ve all been so busy!!! Thanks for still being super inspiring a always!!!