To me there is unique character to an old home. I don't know whether it's the moss growing on the roof, or the cracks in the wall holding moistue. These things together are beautiful... but not necessarily healthy for a home.
So the walls have been cleaned, the cracks have been filled and the home has been painted, and now the grate has gone up. It was powder coated to give it many years of wear.
These grates bring back the character of the old and being able to open the window and let in fresh air is wonderful!
This is our favorite place to dine in the evening, as the cool breeze floats through the porch.
Moving into a wonderful old home, has it's challenges; one being storage. We are using this old icebox for food storage and while it looks organized, the cabinet is deep and things get lost in the back!
The back area has become a very desirable private space. We used stamped concrete with two colors and it looks like it's been there forever! You may notice we lost a couple of trees as our over zealous excavator decided they weren't worth saving. In the long run it was a good idea, I love the feel of this space.
Our Landscaper, Jim Davies moved the walkway over, creating this great path to meet our patio.
We now have boxwood on either side of the walkway leading up to the house. Just need to get out there and take a few more photos. This side of the yard was planted later than the other and has yet to come up... Hoping for a couple more days of sunshine!
The house really is coming together quite nicely! We love it!
There is a sense that I'm a bit behind on updating our very big project, but there is a very good explanation for that. No, I'm not making excuses... but each time I think I'm ready to share photos of everything we have accomplished, I find the remnants of paint/hardware/tools everywhere!
Take this kitchen photo for instance... do you see either side of the counter top? Of course not! Each side is piled with hardware and cleaning supplies! But don't you just love the Marmoleum floor along with cabinets, hardware and fixtures! Remember how it used to look?
And how do you like the wallpaper in the powder bath? Well that's all you get to see because in all the excitement of getting started, I cut the first roll and half without taking into account there would be a drop (not the first time I've done that either)... My tools are sitting on the toilet ready for me to finish this little project!
Loving the carpet in the Master Bedroom! I would show you photos of the other side of the room but the intercom is hanging off the wall... Not a good look!
OK... Here it is the Master Bath! and I've got to say I love it! I'm still debating whether or not to put shower doors on, as no water hits the floor. My concern is to keep the heat in while showering. I do love the way the light from the big windows make it all the way over to the vanity. And the tub... just as I envisioned!
The wood floors are amazing! What you don't see in this room is the sheetrock leaned up against the other wall, it was used for the den ceiling. Now, I just need the sheet rock guys to remove the stuff they didn't use!
So here's a question for you: Do you want to see all the clutter and mess that goes along with renovation? or Do you like to see the perfect finished project?
Be warned... The clutter and mess isn't pretty : )!