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
Well people, this is farewell, at least for now, to the ‘Little Brick Cottage’… yes, I’m sorry, I love it too, but like I told you at the beginning when we bought this antique house, it was a project for me to fix up, breath new life into it and then either sell or rent it. For now it’s being rented by a wonderful family that loves it.
However, I still do have one last room, the back entry, to show you, from start to finish, then it’s out the door and let this family live in peace in this charming home.
When we bought this house the back entry was ‘yucky’ at best. There was no natural light in the space, there was a door closing the kitchen to the entry, yet it was completely opened to the basement and felt dangerously close to the first basement step.
I told you as we were working on this space how we needed to 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…