it's interesting what this room gets called these days but I think I just grew up calling it a den and so DEN it is!
I wonder if all the before photos are orange because of the orange shag carpet?
to the left is a window that became the "door to nowhere" and is now the chess table window
The door to the right goes outside and the smaller door goes into the garage
These are the stairs that were relocated to the entry
the double doors were the laundry room and is now our bar
I really regret doing away with this light fixture you can barely see
I wish I was like Joanna Gaines from Waco and had a barn to keep cool stuff
in that closet beneath the stairs we found bowling balls
we spent an afternoon knocking out this wall with them...there might have been wine involved...
I cannot locate the photo anywhere of Mr. PV. Wall Bowling
I will let you imagine it for yourself
but here is the Santa who also lived under those stairs
yep...him and the bowling balls
probably my all time favorite holiday photo of Miss Betty so far
however I did see one the other day where her mom's CEO was Santa (last year)
and she knew she knew him
the look on her face is very similar to this one
The blurry photo shows the space into the kitchen
the door and window to the left are now the pizza oven
This is the main fireplace..one of 4 in the house
I have considered over and over painting this brick
maybe someday in a future renovation!
I love painted brick and just don't understand why I don't just paint the dang brick???
Mr. PV was gone a few days on a business trip and
I hired a couple of fellas to help me move into 822 to surprise him
I left him this note at 1107 to come "home"
all one needs is a little fire and a few cozy chairs
when he left, the bedroom upstairs was nearly complete
but he was greatly surprised to come "home" to this!
this is how we lived for at least six
years weeks in the kitchen/den
it sure was a mess!
are ya ready for today?!
my photos leave a lot to be desired!
missing a few stairs, a wall, the laundry cubby and that old orange carpet
the door to the bathroom has been closed up and the old window replaced with a bay window
can you recognize this area?
this is about the time I lost my inspiration
demo makes me sad
but this little nook makes me happy!
- did I mention we moved the stairs?
- did I mention we moved a wall---partially with bowling balls?
- after that all we needed was paint and new carpet and a little grass cloth
- the beams were there as was the popcorn ceiling (bye-bye popcorn hello #2 knock down)
- we closed up a door into the bathroom (who wants a bathroom entrance or laundry room in the den?)
- I wallpapered the back wall with grass cloth. My mother was an interior decorator and we had grass cloth in our house in 1965...it was all the rage!
I love our co co cozy den
living with all the demolition
I do not like tearing things apart that people have worked hard on and loved
Little Miss Betty and Bill...I think they've met!