We’re back to visit the antique craftsman style home we’ve been touring. Little bit by little bit, we’ve seen some really clever and super cute transformations in this young couple’s first home, and the subject of today’s post is no exception to that.
When they bought this antique house, the kitchen, unfortunately had been re-done in the 1980’s. In which, the previous owners had completely stripped down and removed every original surface… appliances, floor, trim and window from the original home gone, and replaced with that famous, generic looking 80’s style. click here to read the rest of the story…
This is something I’ve been so excited to share with you… this is only one part of the kitchen that belongs to the young couple that just restored their antique craftsman bungalow style house this winter.
Of all the rooms in this house when they bought it, the kitchen was for sure the worse. It had unfortunately been re-done in the 1980’s and had the lack of character and details to prove it… well that is except for a few really questionable things, like this for instance:
This set of very shallow cabinets with lights, and glass doors. We can’t figure out what the previous owners would have stored in them… they’re only about 4” deep… perfect for a soup can, but that’s a lot of soup cans, and would you really want them on display like that? Honestly, to me it sort of looked like something in a doctor’s office. Whatever its intended use was, it wasn’t working so well for our couple.
I will do more posts to show the whole kitchen later, but today I’m going to show you the amazing transformation they did to this display cabinet. click here to read the rest of the story
Yesterday I introduced you to one side of our duplex we lease out… (it’s available now so if you’re looking for a cute place to live in NW Wisconsin, close to Minneapolis and St. Paul, with great landlords give me a shout. UPDATE!! It’s been rented!)
Here’s a brief collage of what I’ve been working on the past few weeks as I’ve been renovating it and getting some things up to date:
Yesterday I told you how we changed it from a 3 bedroom to a 2 bedroom, but in sacrificing that third bedroom we gained so much more, a dining room and a much more open floor plan.
Today I’m going to tell you about my choice for a color scheme and the inspiration behind it, and how I implemented this fun color scheme.
I could call this post ‘1 Gallon of Paint for 3 Rooms’ or ‘1 Fabric Inspires All’… because it was one piece of fabric that inspired the whole thing, here it that fabric: READ ON…
The back entry of the cottage is the most used entry on a daily basis, because the off-street parking is in the back of the cottage. Once you enter in the back door, you can walk straight ahead to a couple of steps up to the the kitchen, or you can turn left and go down to the basement.
This is the view from the kitchen to the back entry before we did anything to it except removed the door into the kitchen:
So this is facing toward the back door, you can see the red painted steps and landing in front of the exterior door. If you look careful, do you see how the landing isn’t as wide as the door is, (on the right side) as it is stepping down to the basement? Read on…