Sunday, September 13, 2015

Walter's Art

Walter was creating this when I wasn't looking.  He turned 4 last Friday.  I think he has inherited our creative nature!

Working on finishing the back patio and deck.

Tree Frog

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Space Saving Pot Rack

Just installed the new pot rack to free up under cabinet storage space.  Dale lovingly slapped together this extremely long bar height table island thingy.  We've since decided we will be cutting 2 feet off one side to use as a built in coffee and wine bar.  To the new shorter table island thingy we'll be adding two more legs and the side apron trim.  The aluminum barstools are stackable for easy storage.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Antique Chair Makeover for Greenhouse

Before, I will be painting with exterior paint and reupholstering with sunbrella fabric.  I'm leaning towards tangerine for the paint and a bright multi colored design for the seat.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Christmas Tree at the Container Home

Country Christmas at the container home.  This huge cedar juniper is located just outside the sliding doors, so it was chosen as the living Christmas tree.

Oh Christmas Tree!

Check Out the Great Room

This is the new room addition on the container house.  It is 16 by 16, and we feel so cozy in here this winter.  Last weekend we installed the wood burning stove, and it absolutely warmed the entire house perfectly during our very cold spell.  Temperatures were dipping into the 20's in Smithville, Texas.

Cabin Great Room in Container Home

Friday, January 9, 2015

Installing Wood Burning Stove in Container Home U S Stove 2000 from Tractor Supply

Dale busily installing our new wood burning stove at the container house while Walter plays like a gecko watching Oscar's Oasis on Netflix.  It is a US Stove 2000 purchased at Tractor Supply for $600

Installing the U S Stove 2000 we purchased at Tractor Supply for $600

Our New Wood Burning Stove from Tractor Supply

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Large Room Addition to Shipping Container Home

The line in the floor (below) is where we cut out the wall of the steel shipping container. The length we cut out is approximately 16 feet right through the middle of the 40 foot container, which was located under the air conditioner unit seen to the left in the "BEFORE" pic.  The new open kitchen and living area is 16' by 16' and now has refrigerator, sink with sprayer, and microwave.  Our double burner cook top is located on the front porch in the outdoor kitchen until we decide where we want to permanently install it inside the container home.  It runs on propane, so the bottle must be outside.  We built this bar height table island out of rejected cypress boards we rescued from  our friends high end garage door manufacturing company.  The 26" aluminum barstools are from  The light fixtures are $7 shop lights with $20 LED lightbulbs.


work in progress!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Cutting Opening in Shipping Container

Cutting Shipping Container Steel
Kyle helping Dale cut the large wall opening in the steel shipping container which leads into the new large room addition.  Kyle used a grinder to smooth out the sharp edges of the cut steel.  It made a lot of dust and smoke with odors, but it cleared out in time for pot roast dinner!  Chelsea, Walter and I spent the day outside fishing.
Adding A Large Room Onto Shipping Container House

Messy Great Room Addition onto the Container House.
Ginding the sharp edges off the cut from shipping container to the new room transition and threshold.