Thursday, May 4, 2017

our funny little house

i had been thinking about this post for a few days. and then finally decided to do it. even tho the day i chose to take the pictures was rainy and grey. but i realized how much i enjoyed looking at my blog friends' houses. some are renovating, some just put up pics of certain rooms or some such thing. and i realized that i had never done a proper tour of Framboise Manor. no worries kids - it only costs 5 bucks and we accept paypal, visa, checque or money order for your convenience. click any of the pics to enlarge and see all of the dust and cat hair!

Framboise Manor starts at the deck that jambaloney originally wrapped in plastic and then built walls and windows from stuff he found in the garbage in order to enclose it like a proper porch.


i love it and so do the cats!there's a door at the front and back and 4 cat doors. there's my sister C's cabinet on the left and matching white shoe rack just beside it. the bins are for dirty dishes as at this time of the year the dishwasher is still in the basement. it's coming back up to the porch this week - HALLELUJAH!

here is one side of the kitchen with the barbie fridge and stove. i can't wait to have regular-sized appliances!


here is the other side of the kitchen with my table that works as extra counter space with K ampersand J carved into it. oh and Munkley-Spontooch with the devil eyes.


jambaloney built that extra cupboard space for me. i love the way it looks!

here is the kitchen past the table. with the greenhouse in the house for starting seeds. normally the white hutch thingy is up against the back wall beside the door but for seed-starting purposes it moves out front of the other cool hutch thingy that jambaloney built me. and that's the back end of Edgar Houdini aka The Rat.


this is the kitchen from the upstairs...not very big but with the two hutch things that jambaloney built it has been livable.


this was a section of wall that really wasn't doing anything. jambaloney built me a floor to ceiling place to put all of our dishes and our pots and some pans hanging off of it.


this is the funny little hallway from the kitchen to the bedroom and bathroom. notice the handle on the wall?


this is another unused space that jambaloney built me another floor to ceiling storage cupboard. my sister C told another friend that jambaloney had built me a cupboard out of a wall. needless to say, a funny conversation ensued. here is the wall-cupboard.


thank The Lord for these wall cupboards that he built for me!!! opposite the wall cupboard is our bedroom. and by bedroom, i mean a room full of bed! have a look-see:



i am a bed hog. i roll and toss and turn all night long sometimes ending up upside down. so that is a queenbed smashed up against a doublebed. and it fills the whole room. jambaloney built the frame and we have 8 long rows under the bed for prep storage.

this is the entry to the bathroom.


it is L-shaped so this is looking at the sink from the toilet area. and there's another wall-contraption-cupboard that jambaloney built. also good for bathroom prep storage.


and here is the toilet area.


this is looking up from the kitchen stairs to the living room.


the torn-up box on the stairs is "The Rat Box". we left the box there one day and he started scratching it and so we left it there for him.

here's a bit of a better picture of the living room/dining room. all of the wood furniture refinished by jambaloney. of note, all of my collected encyclopaedias.


here's looking at the other end of the living room/dining room. more encyclopaedias.


this is the little shelf on the stairs is a collection of our most useful and relied on books.


this is the strange little hallway between the living room, pantry and computer room.


here is a pic of our preps area that jambaloney built.



i removed a bunch of our preps so that you could see how deep it goes.

and finally our computer room. we're still working on it. all of the cables and cords that you see are not normally placed like that.


but as we lost our internet for a week, jambaloney did a full diagnostic and wanted all of the cords/routers/etc. available for the technicians.

and here is the other side of the room.


this house was built in 2 parts and is very awkward space-wise. we are planning an addition, a sunroom which will be built off of the kitchen. it will allow for moving things around and give us, and 4 cats more room...and cat doors.

well, i have showed you our little crappy Manor....now it's your turn!

33 comments:

  1. Wow, I feel like I really know you now! I like the wall cupboard and am now looking at all my interior walls and wondering how much I could store in them!

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    1. teehee Ed - you just made jambaloney's day!!!

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    2. and now he just said "jambaloney is no Ed when it comes to craftmanship".

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  2. It's not a "funny little house"! It's home 😘

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    1. it IS a funny little house but you are right Dani - it's our home! xoxo

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  3. Kymber...not crappy at all, it's YOURS. Our cottage is what I'd call "cozy crappy" lol...but if I owned it, I wouldn't call it anything but HOME. I LOVE your kitchen!!! Your porch is LOVELY!! Love the cupboards and your living room! And of course, I've already told you I'm totally stealing your BED room idea when we move...Alex and I love to be in bed, sleeping, snacking, watching movie (cuddling!)...with 6 pets and maybe more when we buy our own place, we'll need a HUGE bed!!! xx

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    1. Rain - it is a little crappy and we are ok with that - we have some gawd-awful made-up stucco on the walls in the dining room/living room. but we just live with it. the porch is a godsend and gives us a place to put stuff - like the dishwasher!!! as for the bed...when you get your forever home, build a bed from wall-to-wall. it makes reading, snacking, having, supper, cuddling...and other stuff that i will not mention - a lot more fun. because there is no chance of rolling off and hitting the floor! you get my drift? bahahahahaha! xoxoxo

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    2. Rollin' off the bed ain't so bad lol... ;) For us it's also more about location and land. The property will have to have a house, because we won't have the means to build one, but we will be happy with a real fixer upper that has enough room for the two of us and the pets - plus potential to add on. Oh yea, the wall to wall bed is something Alex and I already talked about years ago! We want the wall to wall bed with a big screen tv in the bedroom - not necessarily for tv, we're not sure we'll pay for that, but definitely to watch movies! We also want to somehow make movable trays for food and drinks, and also for our laptops...the bedroom is our most important room of the house, besides the kitchen!!! :)

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    3. Oh, and I feel you re the stucco. I had that in one of my old rental, can't stand the stuff and it's really a challenge to remove!

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  4. I think your kitchen is utterly charming. I love it!
    You have made a very nice home for yourselves.
    (and I love the two-beds bed. I'm a thrasher. I'm sure hubby would like the idea!)

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    1. thank you very much Sue. we've done the best that we can. and yes - you need 2 beds if you are a thrasher. think of it as an investment in both yours and your hubbies health. xox

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  5. What a unique little home you have. I love it!!

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    1. thank you Tango. you have had so many interesting homes so i really appreciate you saying that! xoxo

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  6. The room full of bed bedroom is amazing! What a great idea!

    Thanks for taking us on the tour - I enjoyed it!

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    1. thank you Kelly - i am glad that you enjoyed the tour! i love seeing my internet friends' houses and land and gardens so i thought maybe i should do a tour of our house. and the giant monster bed thing - it can save marriages! bahahahahaha! xox

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  7. Your home is lovely! The various red items in your kitchen make the space very inviting!

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    1. well thank you very much. i love red in the kitchen - i also find it makes a kitchen inviting! xox

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  8. You've come a long way from when you first moved in!
    And all this time I didn't know you had an indoor bathroom! :-)

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    1. Mike - we just got the indoor bathroom the day before yesterday - bahahahahah! you nutter! but ya - we have come a long way from having to boil snow to get water and bathing in bins. you've been with us since the beginning so you remember all of the crazies! xoxo

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    1. Mr. Rat...i am sorry that you removed your comment.

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  10. The kitchen looks twice as big with all the jamboleny built in magic!

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    1. jewlz - the man has definitely got the magic. thank goodness. i don't know what i would have done without all of his built-in magic!!! xoxo

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  11. Love your home! So much innovation! And the RED!

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    1. thank you sooo much Norene! we do our best as does anyone who cares and tries. i love the red, too! red makes me really happy - especially in the kitchen! xoxo. i hope to see you around here more often!

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  12. Thank you for the house tour. I really enjoyed seeing each room and now have a picture in my mind when you talk about your lovely little house. It is indeed lovely and I can only imagine the work you and Jambaloney put into making it look so pretty and functional. Your enthusiasm is uplifting as always. I don't comment often but I think I have read every one of your posts since the very first one.

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    1. gmv - i know that you have been around since the beginning...and even when you don't comment i know that you are there. we have several followers who don't comment but every now and again pop their heads up to let us know that they are there. we are very grateful that people like you spend the time to read our posts and kind of be there with us. we thank you very much for your friendship. xoxo

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  13. Wow, Kymber. I am really impressed. The inside of your house is so nice, it could be in "Southern Living" magazine! Everything is so neat, and so comfortable. I think you and my wife would really like each other, as she has a similar flair for making our home look warm and comfortable. I'm glad you did this post, it was really fun to take the tour.

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  14. I loved the tour! Your house is so welcoming and homey. You've done a great job. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Two thumbs up on the house!

    That said, you need more bookshelves -actually, every needs more bookshelves...

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  16. Your house is lovely! Mine is just a pig sty since having kids (in fairness to the kids it was bad before), I love yours, north American houses always seem so spacious compared to ours over here. I can't get over how big your bed is though, you could have a party in that thing!

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  17. Your house is lovely, and so neat! You guys have done a ton of work since I last peaked in. Great job! So warm, cozy and inviting!

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  18. Everything is so TIDY! love it! I love your kitchen and the view out of the window is to die for! Your kitchen is large by English standards. it looks well organised.

    Love your wall to wall bed. We have a super king and I wont part with it. Fab that it has underbed storage for all your prep. *taps side of nose* I like your thinking. Prep being at the front of my mind at present.

    Ive never seen a storage unit like that for going over the loo. Not that I have ever looked for one, but I have never seen that in a house over here.

    My fav rooms are the porch and the prep room. Everyone know I love a really good sized porch. No shoe in this house. nuh uh! :)

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