|our house in Los Angeles|
- It was a Craftsman style house built in 1913.
- It was painted a weird teal green when we bought it, so we changed it to navy (click HERE for that blog post). This navy was a Ralph Lauren color (cannot remember the name--sorry!) and it looked black on the chip.
- We put in that new walkway, and also new grass.
- There had been some sort of wall enclosure thing on the left side of the porch, which we removed.
- I handpainted the house number up there while standing on a very shaky ladder. Because I am so smart like that. (Fact: #1 household injury cause is falling off of ladders. Fact: I just made that up.)
- That little cross design you see painted on the columns was there in the bricks, but had been painted over. We chose to highlight it.
- I took this photo in such a way as to block the front door because it was really ugly and we never had enough money to replace it and it was a perfectly good door, just ugly, so hard to justify buying a new one.
|such a Virgo living room; by the way, had to stand on chair to take this photo|
- We stained the floors dark.
- We painted the walls a very soft lavender with white trim.
- The biggest transformation was that we ADDED those divider cabinet/ bookcases you see. We are pretty sure something similar was in the house originally, but when we bought it, they were not there. We hired a carpenter to build them.
- Next, I took a book of 1920's design pictures to a stained glass place and the lady duplicated the lovely glass design. New, but made to look old! That was my favorite part. I really loved it when people would say, "Oh, the original built-in's!" That was very gratifying. I always felt like the house was giving me a big hug for putting those back in.
- 1952 O'Keefe & Merritt stove
- Came with the house when we bought it
- Was white, we had it re-enameled cobalt blue at Antique Stove Heaven
- They also completely re-built it and refurbished it
- Best stove we ever owned
- We would like to get a red one for our current home at some point
Okay, are you bored yet? This is Tall's cute little baby room.
|was this clean once, for this photo when we were selling house|
|Tall, age 7 months|