Thursday, August 10, 2006
Corners of My Home
These are Mason's feet coming out of the ceiling in our family room. Our old house has holes in the floors to allow the heat to rise. All, except this one, are covered with grates (cast-iron grates we have found on ebay and antique stores, prices ranging from $35-60 each). This one is in Carter's bedroom. It had a neat grate covering the hole, but the boys knocked over a wooden stool and cracked the grate. It is very difficult to find a replacement grate in the dimensions (and price range) we need ...
The grates that were in the house when we bought it had been replaced with cheap, nasty ones. They even had rectangular grates covering the two round ones. We have been trying to bring the house as close back to the original as possible.
If I could have reached these little feet yesterday, I probably would have kissed them.