After moving into our new home, we knew is was going to hurt to heat it.
We had lived in an apartment for the past 3 years which included heat.
We decided it would be the most cost efficient to buy a woodstove, since the chimney and brick were already there.
Plus, we really love the look and smell of a wood fire.
So here is our first pile of fuel. $275 a cord.
I found this tool caddy at an antique store for $15.
I thought is was perfect to hold our wood.
I found our first bag of Fatwood
at a resale store for $1.
I think wood is beautiful.
I love the brick and wide pine
(with the original nails).
This room is the coziest in a house full of cozy rooms.
We got a fantastic deal on this stove.
Brian originally paid about $750 for it at Home Depot, and bought it to surprise me.
He had already purchased it, and it was being delivered the next day, when I showed him an ad from a tractor store.
A very similar stove was $550.
Hubby was not happy.
It was 11pm, and Home Depot was closed.
At 6am the next morning, Brian was on the phone trying to cancel the order before they loaded the stove onto the truck.
He spoke to the manager who told him to come in with the ad. Even though it was not exactly the same stove, they matched the price, plus an additional 10%. The final price - $495~!
I love this woodstove.
It is warm.
It is cozy.
It is perfect for a cold winter day.
And I love coming home to the crisp smell of wood burning.