My daughter and I started working on the 1920's 'Jewel', that's what my Father in Law called her. She is a diamond in the rough for sure. Lots of character like 8 inch baseboards, picture railing ,awesome old doors and molding, nearly ten foot ceilings and wood floors throughout. She just needs some tender loving care. After all she is 92. When we first moved here we rebuilt the front and back porch and repaired some old wood accents around the outside of the house. We started on the living room but then FIL's diagnoses of lung cancer came about and we didn't want to do sanding and painting that might irritate his lungs so work on the house came to a standstill and spending time with him took precedence.Here's a picture of the living room when we first started working on it..
There was tons of layers of wall paper and I stripped it right down to the plaster walls. What a job!
My father in law, Jack wanted more wallpaper put up so I lined the walls first due to some unevenness It worked out pretty good.. The fireplace area is actually missing the surround, I found an antique one at my local flea market and I'll be sharing it with you in a few weeks.
We painted the ceiling and added crown molding. The picture railing and baseboards were already there. Look at that beautiful Chandelier would you! The wood floors were covered with rug which we left down while we painted.
You can see the corner molding we chose to go with the crown molding, so much easier than cutting crazy angles.
There is another chandy in the dining room, she needs a bath and some paint but she's a pretty one. The ceiling plate still needs to be attached from when the ceilings were re-plastered
.There are French doors between the living room and dining room, love em.
This is a peek into what will become the sewing room. Jack used it as a guest bedroom.
Better shot of the chandy in the living room, this door leads to the screened in front porch.
This is what it looks like now, I spray painted it with Heirloom White and gave the crystals a bath. She still needs the ceiling plate attached.
I am thinking of this cabinet for the powder room and getting a sink bowl to sit on top.
And just for fun, can you believe this adorable antique stove, I love it but not the price $650!!
So tomorrow, I'm going to attempt to paint what will be the sewing room. We did all the prep today, stripping wallpaper, painting the ceiling and sanding woodwork. Whew, no wonder I'm exhausted! I think Jack will be happy that the old girl will be getting some lipstick hehe. He was always a big joker, I loved that dear man. Thank for stopping by......