I’ve decided that by far, this is my favorite style of homes, furniture and decor. A few months back, Laurie and I thought about moving out of our little starter home and was looking at older homes. After weighing the pros and cons of selling, buying and moving we decided to just stay where we’re at for a few years and move when the kids finally take flight out of the nest. The back of our house looks out onto common grounds and just beyond that is woods owned by the Army Corp of Engineers. Since the subdivision is with a home owner’s association, we are restricted as to what we can do on the exterior. After talking and researching we decided to turn the interior of our home into a craftsman/mission/arts & crafts home. So…any of you that has suggestions on good websites, books, etc, start firing them in here. This project will take years to complete as we have a microscopic budget to work with, but it’s something we can do together and take our time doing. Once it begins I’ll start a series. This blog will be my reference point.
The first major project is an entertainment center. We’re still working out the dimensions and I’ve got AutoCad and SketchUp as my tools. We have a 32” flat panel LED TV right now, but would like to get a 48” in the future. We also have the Xbox 360 and the Wii, a small stereo with 2 speakers, a cable box and a DVD recorder. We have about 300 DVDs and a handful of games. Laurie wants to keep it low profile with maybe two towers on the sides for books and other do-dads. I look forward to reading everyone’s comments and suggestions. This will definatelyl be a community credited project because I’ll be asking tons of questions and looking for guidance throughout.
-- "Creativity is...seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God."