The first two pictures are, obviously, of the living room. The Duncan Phyfe sofa was my great-grandmother's (Grannie's mother), so I know it is old, but I'm not sure exactly how old. She was 75 (I think) when she died (Mom, correct me on this if I'm wrong) and that was 36-37 years ago. John picked out the colors for the living room and the dining room, and I think he did a great job!
The next three pictures are of the dining room (again, obviously.) The paint is a darker color than it appears. It's kind of a weird color--in some light they look more green, but in others, they look more brown. I really like the color, though.
The mirrored piece of furniture in the first picture is another piece of furniture that we will not part with. It was John's great-grandfather's. The story behind it is that it came from an old drug store. Billie has
said she remembers her grandmother keeping pies in the bottom. She says it would smell just like apples when she opened it. When John and I first started dating, Katy and Jessi would hide in it. It won't be many years before Sam can do the same thing. :-)
I had to include the last two pictures to show off John's handiwork. He built both pieces when he still lived in Hartselle, and he moved from there about 20 years ago. I use the dry sink as my "wine bar." It isn't a very big one, but then again, we aren't very big wine drinkers. He modeled the pie safe from one that Cindy has in her house. These pieces are ones that I won't part with, either.
Most of the furnishings in the living room and dining room are old, but that is what John and I love. Browsing through antiques stores and going to auctions is something we used to do all the time--until we ran out of space to add anything else. :) We still enjoy looking at antiques, but we just don't do that as much now. Whenever we do build and move to the lake, it's going to be hard to part with some of the things we've bought together.
I can finally say that after 4 months, this project has been COMPLETED!