By Erin Huffstetler | 09/12/2016 | 9 Comments
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If you’ve been following our cabin progress, you might recall that I’ve been collecting free doors for a secret project (to be revealed at a later date). We’ve rescued quite a few doors from curb piles, but this project is going to take a lot of doors, so I also asked friends and family to keep an eye out for us. That paid off last week. My sister-in-law called to say her friends had some doors they wanted to get rid of. So, I called them up, and we went over to pick them up. That trip netted three doors. Awesome!
And I don’t think I’d mentioned it yet, but my husband’s uncle gave us a wrought iron glider set a couple months ago. He said he was tired of painting it. It was in great shape, but desperately needed a fresh coat of paint. We hauled it up the cabin a while back, but I kept forgetting to bring paint up.
Well, I finally got around to painting it Saturday.
Here’s what the set looked like before its makeover.
The paint had gotten flaky and chalky, and the wrought iron had started to rust. It really wasn’t usable in its current state.
And here’s what it looked like after a bunch of wire brushing and four cans of spray paint. It looks a little pink-y in the picture, but it’s poppy red in real life. I plan to use this color on most (if not all) of our outdoor furniture at the cabin to unify our collection of cast-offs.
I still need to buy a couple more cans of paint to do a second coat (I always cheap out and buy less spray paint than I need on my first trip to the store). But, I’m really looking forward to having another spot to read and hang out.
Oh, and while we were up there, we kept passing signs for produce at the end of driveways. We bought a big pile of sweet potatoes at an Amish farm for $9.
And we picked up a big box of apples from a road-side stand for $10. I plan to make a couple of batches of apple butter this week. I have an idea for a dessert recipe, starring apple butter. If it works out the way I hope, I’ll share it soon.
So, we aren’t making a ton of progress on the cabin at the moment, but we aren’t spending a lot of money on materials, and we’re really enjoying our time up there.