One of our favorite gifts this year 🎁 Painted by one of our favorite artists @erin_vaughan
♥️. We wanted to give a nod to the house pre-remodel.🏡 It represents the 100 year history of this house. All the families who have lived and grown in it, ourselves included. All the firsts and all the memories. ♥️ I love that little house. 🏡 And I love our remodeled house. ♥️ Ready for more memories, more growing and another 100 years!! 🏡 #thankserin
#erinvaughan #art #artists #oldhouselove #remodel #craftsman #pnw #historiceverett #home
WE ARE SCREAMING WITH EXCITEMENT!!! Thank you to this wonderful and talented lady for offering to create an original stained glass piece to fill the first of our three empty transoms. Sandy came over on Tuesday with the finished piece and it fit like a glove! We'll post more pictures after we get it in place...Dave needs to cut trim pieces to hold it in place. No clue what the originals looked like, but we doubt they were half has special as this!
Snowy, lunchtime, business-type views of the Lucas County Courthouse (built 1897).
💙Current situation....yes, I’m starting a new project...well, actually I’m finishing one. I started my wall of plates years ago but I have more to add. I love the look of blue and white china! There are so many different patterns....it’s beautiful! My Mom loves it too and she has graciously given me a few from her collection over the years (thanks Mom! 👋🏻 #igotitfrommymomma
). I WILL finish it today and I WILL show you soon! Unlike the wall in our office that I’m STILL collecting old and new things for 😆. #southerncharm #blueandwhitechina #walldecor
Completely unstaged photo (I bet you’re thinking, yep, I can tell 😆)...I even left the broken piece to my daybed laying on the side table. 😆 My girl and I have had a really good, productive day at home today, until nap time. Then she decided it was time to turn up. Why do exhausted children fight you so hard and insist that they aren’t sleepy and don’t need a nap?! Crazy little things. If she only knew how sore my legs are from leg day yesterday, she wouldn’t have made me climb those stairs so many times. I nearly fell down coming back down one time. I’m walking funny, so I slightly missed the step. 😂 Anyway, now she’s got me all exhausted from trying to get her to lay her hiney down. Coffee or nap...? 🤔
has been hard at work for a whole week refinishing our red oak kitchen floors. These photos are from him as I haven't seen them in person yet! The photos are from newest to oldest. The last photo is what they used to look like. Up close there was a lot of grease and water marks and scratches everywhere due to the fact they were never finished or sealed. We have been longing to finish them forever and now they are complete! The first two photos are darker as it's evening and the third is midday in the light. I love the different colours throughout it. We did not stain them and only varathaned them using a high quality oil based varathane (by varathane). We love the look of floors without stain and did the same in our livingroom. Adelaide and I have been moved out and living with my parents for the week as she would never sleep through all the sanding and the off gassing as each coat drys is horrible. Don't worry, Mitch and the dogs were moved out too. The last coat was a couple days ago so we will be moving back in, in a couple of days. All that is left is a toooon of clean up. Thank you @mitchanley
this was no easy task!!!
#gableoakshouse #farmhouse #centuryhome #oldhouses #thisoldhouse #oldhouselove #saveanoldhouse #restoration #deserve2preserve #historichouses #savinghistory #farmhouseinspo #countrylivingmagazine #homestead #thefarmhousemovement #sandingfloors #oakfloors #refinishingfloors
The yellow bedroom has a nice view of the Mississippi River but I was distracted by this massive tree limb. Looking forward to watching it change with the seasons. 🌳
*Please excuse my dirty windows, it’s too cold to get out there and clean them. 😉
#immatreehugger #roomwithaview #baskenette
You guys, I might have an addiction. I just can't stop with this house. There are just so many projects. And winter makes me stir crazy. As you can see here, I ripped up some of the carpet in this hallway. I'm going to extend the laminate from the dining room, through the hallway, living room and office.
You would think a simple thing like flooring wouldn't be such a big process, but with this #oldhouse
, there's no such thing as simple! Laying new floors involves adding doorways, removing trim, patching tiles, adding a wall and so. much. tack strip to pull out!
Who knows how long this project will take, but I'm all in! I just can't wait to see what it'll look like when it's finished!
#oldhouselove #oldhousecharm #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #modernfarmhouse #oldhouserenovation
#fixerupperstyle #farmhouse #newfloors #fixerupper #renovation #homeimprovement #homerenovation
The York #latergram
show continues — I haven’t had a chance to get out and take photos in London for the last week or two but I will soon, I promise. In the meantime you’ll just have to put up with some wonky facades, bunting, and #allthealleys
I thought I might put together a list of favourite places to photograph in London for you, if you’d fancy that? Places that I like and that make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time—where the cars and people (and Instagrammers) are few! What do you reckon?
#wonkyfacades #york #visityork #theprettycities #oldhouselove #archihunter #buntingmakesmehappy
Aujourd’hui, c’est une journée spéciale car mon Luigi 😉 a 5 ans!!! Je l’aime trop 💚!
Bye, bye, Granny Smith green! It was charming to begin with but has grown stale. Going white! Just doing the walls for now which I will probably regret because it will make the cabinets look shabby but I am planning to do cupboards and countertop in the future so for now I’m just dumping the pea color. After pics to come... #whitekitchen #kitchenremodel #farmhousekitchen #oldhouserenovation #oldhouselove
1 Main St - the Capner/Brodhead house (c. 1800)
Pocket door cavity. The set of doors needs re-alignment as the wall is out of level. While most antique pocket doors don't need to be taken apart to be adjusted, the condition of mine need to be surgically dismantled. Putting a plan together and doing research on pocket doors now to restore these beauty's back to their original functionality so future generations can enjoy them. Another issue I am having is the fact that the plaster was demolished and bits of it constantly fall down, causing the doors to get stuck and scratching happens to the original finish. #oldhouselove #oldhouseinteriors #victorianhouse #pocketdoor #lathework #lathe #latheandplaster
Really emphasizing the Dutch in this 1907 Dutch Colonial Revival Style house in Eureka, California.
Pretty in Pink (and Fuscia). Original 1950’s bathroom in a traditional in Daly City, CA
watching him learn + celebrate himself is 110% the best feeling. thankful for this little sunshine boy of ours ☀️
I have heard that when people first start to live in an historic home, the idea of what that actually entails doesn’t sink in for a bit. I didn’t fully grasp what that meant until last year and honestly, until I came on here and started following other people who were restoring older homes (thank you all).
We are coming up on our third year of living here and only the 18th year of our house becoming an historic designation. With that said, a lot of details were added to this house from 1847-mid 1900s that aren’t original but still play a major role in the historical transitions (ie: molding and trim details). When designing our kitchen and any part of this house, it is important for us to incorporate that “new” with the original. The other part of this is, our house is not all 1847. Our kitchen wasn’t added on until early 1900s when cabinets, butler pantries, plumbing and such were becoming part of the design vs 1847 where the kitchen included very little due to lack of plumbing. “How far do you go back when doing restoration?” my husband asked the other day. Do you go back and take off that 1900s molding detail so it is “authentic” to the time it was originally built or accept that even back then, they also transitioned designs into what was modern at the time? We have preserved as much as we could that is old and true to this house and we will continue to do so but we still plan on transitioning our era into the designs as well without disrupting history because I’m learning that even our mark on this house will also play a role in history one day just like the beautiful molding does.
to my first house which is around the corner from the house I shared yesterday. This was also a kit house but ordered in 1914 from the Chicago Millwork Supply Co. (Modern Home 102A). I can only assume the Carlton family was inspired by Maude Lawson’s purchase the year before. My research suggests that this company very closely modeled their houses after the more popular Sears brand. Many of their floor plans and designs are the same but with higher prices. You can see the original page from their book if you swipe through. I miss a lot about this house!
#firsthome #kithouse #westchazy #americanfoursquare #foursquare #househistory #oldhouselove #oldhouse #1915 #chicagomillwork
Three years ago today we were hustling to fix some issues with the house the underwriters required before making the loan.
The seller wouldn't do anything we asked (wonder why the house sat on the market for a year, hmmm!?) so we came in with our realtor on a cold Sunday and painted over peeling paint, pulled up carpet staples on the third floor, and tended to some other random stuff ... all before we were sure the deal would go through.
Thankfully the work was worth it and it all came together -- and I never get tired of looking at pictures of what 1890 House looked like when we first got here. The mystery mudroom of many colors is one of my favorite transformations - when you have a Victorian kitchen and opt for no upper cabinets (and almost no cabinets period) it's so amazing to have an entire room for storage.