Schoolhouse Design: Art Deco Meet Schoolhouse Bathroom

I have to admit, I’m obsessed with designing the bathroom. I don’t know why but I could look at bathroom tile forever!  When we found out the historic addition was added in 1927, a little design team conversation ensued: Me screaming enthusiastically: “Lets make the bathroom art deco, I want gold fixtures!” Em’s immediate reaction:… Continue reading Schoolhouse Design: Art Deco Meet Schoolhouse Bathroom

Schoolhouse Design – Rustic and Farmhouse Styles are Speaking to Us!

We are getting closer to starting the interior renovations and I’m thinking about the overall design for the schoolhouse and all the finishing touches. This is the super fun part! But eek, so many decisions to make!  Here’s a sneak peek of what we’re working on! Key Words for Design -Rustic -Farmhouse -And of course… Continue reading Schoolhouse Design – Rustic and Farmhouse Styles are Speaking to Us!

2018 in Review and What’s Up for 2019

2018 in Review A lot of things happened in 2018! For the school house it was a year of preparation and planning. For our family it was a time of changes big and small. Two of my sibling graduated (one from high school and one from grad school). Gramp and Em officially have an empty… Continue reading 2018 in Review and What’s Up for 2019

Back To School

Back to School It’s that time of year! I realized this year four family members (including myself) are heading back to school. Sarah Tefft took a teaching position at the Perkins School for the Blind in their new College Success program. Philip will be starting pre-school next week and I just registered for a small… Continue reading Back To School

Susan B. Anthony, A Bit of Women’s History, and Me

Susie B. and Me Susan B. Anthony keeps coming up in conversations about our school house. Her childhood home is located less than 2 miles from the school, in Battenville, New York. The house is owned by the state and currently sits empty.  Here’s an article from the Times Union written in 2016 that explains… Continue reading Susan B. Anthony, A Bit of Women’s History, and Me

Notes From Gramp’s Work Bench

Winter Progress Update Hurray! Last Saturday the weather finally warmed up enough for us to get over to the school house and do some work! First Em, Gramp, and myself had a project meeting to check in and do some planning. Then on to the school house! Gramp is kind of in charge of the… Continue reading Notes From Gramp’s Work Bench

Buried in Books

It’s For the School House!! As I paced around my house trying to figure out how to relieve my cabin fever I stopped at the 30 or so boxes of books that we never unpacked when we moved back. Every now and then Ben or I will mention that we really needed to get some… Continue reading Buried in Books