Yesterday, these items (from Ikea) were delivered via a very sweet friend who offered to pick them up for me while on a trip to Atlanta. Swoon.

Either a farmhouse (with side drains) or an apron front sink have been on my wish list from the beginning of this project. Some time last year I purchased a vintage cast iron, double-bowl, drop in model at a architectural salvage yard.  It would have sufficed, but it never fit into the visual that I had of the finished galley (kitchen).  Farmhouse/apron front sinks are expensive. However, Ikea carries a very, very reasonably priced product that is comparable in quality to the more expensive brands.  Due to space limitations of the existing cabinetry in the old kitchen, we decided to go with the single bowl Domsjö which is more than sufficient for the needs of the old farmhouse.

Now that the privy is complete, lacking only embellishments, work has shifted to the galley where beadboard, sheetrock and trim have been installed. We are now ready to mud, sand and paint the drywall, paint cabinets, clean the old hardware, install the sink, and find the next thing on my wish list – a vintage refrigerator.  It will sit where the ladder is in the photo below.







And, as we draw near to the First Sunday in May (Decoration Day at Rutledge Salem where my grandparents and former owners of this old home are laid to rest), we are sprucing up the grounds just a bit. Last weekend, the old smoke house received some embellishments – can’t you just see sweet potato vine draping from those “window” planters? – and the grass was trimmed and groomed today.


Praying for some nice weather the first weekend in May as the Page clan gathers at the old home place to remember and reminisce about loved ones who have gone on home to glory.