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  1. Dave
    March 31, 2021 @ 9:57 am

    Each day we work toward a new transformation!
    One day we’ll sit back with smiles.
    There will certainly be quite a satisfaction,
    But mostly it will be about the miles —
    The miles of minutes, hours and days spent in labor together,
    Are in reality memories that will last forever.
    I wouldn’t do this If I wasn’t doing this with you.
    Watching your creative expression come to life on this project is the hot fudge on the sundae.


    • Julie
      March 31, 2021 @ 1:34 pm

      The best poem ever. Loving this adventure we’re all in together!


  2. Dave
    March 31, 2021 @ 9:59 am

    ^ That is supposed to be a poem, but it didn’t break the lines 😛


  3. Jennibell
    April 3, 2021 @ 9:33 am

    I’m following this adventure with you! Our neighbors down the street (in Knoxville also) made French doors in their new-old house out of windows that came from a French château. They are really neat! I can’t wait to see how yours turn out.


    • Julie
      April 9, 2021 @ 10:53 am

      This is awesome! I love seeing these amazing pieces being reused in creative ways. Can’t wait to see how ours turns out!


  4. Tommy
    April 3, 2021 @ 10:05 am

    I am the neighbor down the street that the other lady mentioned. We too made more that a few trips to Chattanooga but to pick out stone for our counter tops. After all just “any” design wouldn’t do! Every time the stone company got a shipment in we darted off to check out the pieces to get just the one we wanted. I think it was three trips before we found just the piece we wanted. Barbara found the “Frech” (actually from France) doors in the Old City here in Knoxville. After 6 weeks of labor we had 3 sets of doors ready to install. We wanted to try “doing green” but soon discovered that paint stripper that didn’t remove skin also would not touch paint! We would be glad to share our successes and failures with you. We bought books and read stories and watched This Old House for years. Also Rpy Underhill was an inspiration to me. Trips to factories in Virginia and North Carolina AND calls to Oal Ridge National Lab for information preceded out remodel.


    • Julie
      April 9, 2021 @ 10:55 am

      That is great! What fun stories you will always have to tell about the pieces in your house! It’s such a fun process in getting all the elements put together! So many great remodels going on in Knoxville right now 🙂


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