Friday, February 8, 2013

Old House

One of the reasons I wanted to start this blog was to capture the experience of remodeling a house. (However slow the process may be ;)

This is my second house. We remodeled the first one over the course of 11 years and sold it tow years ago. I took pictures of the process, but nearly as many as I would have liked. I thought if I blogged about our projects it would help me to capture the whole process, with the added bonus of sharing the experience with others.

So...... meet my old house ;)

 Isn't she cute?

We did all the work ourselves except the retaining wall and patio. That includes the stone facing..... that took a while ;)

First up was the Living Room. Paint, crown molding, new french door for the entryway, more trim on the mantle and a built in window seat.

Next up was the downstairs powder room. New tile, wainscoting and a rebuilt salvaged vintage sink. Oh, I miss that sink. And the cute vintage hot air balloon wallpaper ;)

Then, the Dining Room. The built ins were there. We put in the salvaged corner cabinet, crown molding, chair rail, larger arch doorway to match the existing one and a sliding door to the patio.

Next up was The Mother of all Projects, The Big Cahuna,The Mac Daddy....... The Master Bath and Kitchen...... At The Same Time!!!! (I do not necessarily recommend this)

 So much work. But, oh, but the results were awesome.

This was a screened in porch we turned into a small den.

 How I miss my black and white floor..... let me count the ways.....

Tumbled marble floor. I highly recommend this. so soft underfoot.

All done by us. Yes, my husband IS awesome.

And Finally, the patio and gardens. Last for this post, but done very early on as the outdoors are always my priority.

As much as I miss the other house, mostly because it was finished. I am excited to do a house just for me. We always knew the first house was just a start and we would sell, so I made a lot of choices that I thought would be better for resale.

Happy remodeling!


1 comment:

  1. That house was INCREDIBLE. Not just the architecture but also your decor touches. Well done!