I showed you this ‘before’ picture once, or a peek at it, when I told you about the chandelier we replaced with this lovely antique one.
The before pic was taken right after we moved into ‘Our House’ about 17 years ago. But today, I want to focus on the gallery wall of pictures, and try to give a few tips on creating one. click here to read the rest of the story…
I have just completed phase 1 of overhauling the lower level hallway and family room at ‘Our House’! And I’m thrilled with the results. I have tons to show you, but this post is about just a little corner in the hallway that leads to the two bedrooms that are in lower level.
We found this vintage Altoid dispenser at a click here to read the rest of the story…
The past few weeks I’ve introduced you to a young couple’s first house and their creative decorating touches to it.
Their house is a vintage craftsman style bungalow style. It has almost all the original trim throughout, (except the bathroom and kitchen)
The trim on the main level is the original dark oak finish… gorgeous!
The upstairs is all painted white… beautiful and fresh!
So that leaves the stairway as the segue between dark oak trim on the main level and painted white trim on the 2nd level.
Before they started any work on this house, both landings and stairway totally click here to read the rest of the story
Oh boy, I’ve been working… I’ve been meaning to do some fun updating to the lower level of ‘Our House’ and I started in the hallway.
If you follow me on Facebook, then you saw this basket of goodies…
These are just a samplings of stuff I’m using to update and re-do the family room and hallway with. See that cardboard ‘T’ in there? I was at Joann Fabrics the other week and saw the cardboard letters on sale and had the sudden inspiration to make a sign for my hallway landing. But I wanted the sign to look like it was a hundred year old wooden board sign with old zinc letters mounted on it. click here to read the rest of the story…
We bought ‘Our House’ 16 years ago. At the time it, being built in the late 80’s, it was a fairly plain walkout ranch style home without much character. I immediately set into changing that.
Little by little, as we budgeted, (sometimes, my budget differed from my husband’s) I’ve been working at transforming every square foot, inside and out, into a house filled with character.
One of the ways I’ve added character is by working in actual vintage & antique elements, like what I did with the landing chandelier: