When we purchased 822 in October of 2010
we agreed that we would be patient for Miss Mike to leave her home of many years and move when she felt ready....that was part of the purchase agreement.
So we made plans to live with our daughter down the street
~and there we lived until January of 2011
Miss Mike actually moved out in late October so we began the renovation about then
the very first thing we did was create a place for us to be comfortable because we knew
we were in for a loooooooooong hard cold serious task
These are the original stairs that led up to the master from the den
the stairs were moved to create the entrance at the front of the house
believe it or not all we really did was paint and get new carpet
the fireplace was there
the beams were there
the huge walk in cedar closet was there
I was pretty crazy about those covered wagon lights but I did eventually part with them
and that precious man of armor now lives in the wine cellar
guarding all the wine we store
dormer window facing the back yard
(I am missing that macrame for real! and I used the wonderful brass curtain rods)
this cute little bathroom was the main reason we decided against the master being upstairs
we still had no idea where the master would be, we just knew it wouldn't be here
The large mirror was painted white and relocated to the living room mantel
the wallpaper was removed easily (love 1974 vinyl wallpaper!)
and to replace the faux marble double sink we put in a pebble tile
JUST LIKE DOWNSTAIRS
only pretty and new
those deco lights? I STILL love them!!!
- moved the stairs
- tiled the bathroom floor
- painted the bathroom cabinets with new sinks and counter top
- put a pebble floor in the shower
and this is where we would retreat to for many many months
- the huge painting of the hunter and his dog is an original oil on board by Mr. P.V.'s Aunt Lucille who was 13 when she painted it in 1906. A gift from Mr. Grandad PV
- Son Charles loves animals and hunting so this became his room-like an old hunting lodge
- We knew a sweet precious lady would join us soon...so I added some soft feminine touches
the stairs are gone but we left the stairwell open so we can eavesdrop on our guests
a few coats of paint and new carpet
seeing this photo also makes me want to paint the spindles
I toyed with and am still toying with painting this brick
the dormer window could be someday.. double French doors that lead to a
walk out balcony...wouldn't that be cool overlooking the backyard?
the 3/4 bath looks so much better all in white
still loving those swag lights!
see the pebble counter top? Ironic that I chose the same thing that was "in" in 1974
can you see that I painted the cabinets white and then
I painted a swirly design with the same color after letting my paint thicken.
When I was considering living in Anthropologie in South Lake Mall, I spied these awesome crystal handles that jumped right into my shopping bag and charged themselves to my Visa.
lots of fluffy down feathers and toile with a man and his dog and his lover
vintage bedding purchased from estate sales and the mink pillows were sewn from a stole from
Baboo..Mr. P.V.'s great grandmother
I'm not all that much for feature walls but this room did need some deep color
aww...look at my little Charles in New Mexico...he's my nature boy
the stairwell was left open to the kitchen below
hmmm....maybe the guests eavesdrop on us?
this budget makes me smile
every room was included in my notebook
- Paint (almost every gallon purchased locally) Black Forest and Muslin
- Crystal hardware splurge Anthropologie
- Bowl sinks eBay
- Pottery Barn dupioni panels (eBay) Blue Smoke
- Pottery Barn smocked cotton sheers
- Lowes blinds
- Bedding custom sewn by the Quilt Lady in Fritch & estate finds
- Poster bed Mathis Bros. Oklahoma City
- Rattan chairs World Market
the old painting for sure
This was the easy part...trust me!