I wanted to get all fancy and do a "before" video. Let's suffice it to say the learning curve for me and my perfectionism were getting in the way of getting any thing posted before we actually moved into Maple Street. So I'm giving you a pictorial account of the house before renovations and what not begin. So let's start shall we?
This is the old Magnolia tree in our front yard. Magnolia trees are great for climbing!
This is the living room
Me and the professor in front of the fireplace in the Living Room on the day we closed.
View of the Living room from the mudroom/laundry room
moving into the butler's pantry
The kitchen circa 1932
The original sink...should it stay or go?
Jenn Air Stove...circa 1974...ugh.
LSD trip or 1974 linoleum kitchen floor...you decide.
Master Bedroom "suite" (aka den and sun room combined with 2 bathrooms -one a handicapped accessible one and the other bathroom...untouchable)
Fireplace in Master bedroom
Sunroom half of master "suite"
The "untouchable" bathroom...none will enter until it's sparkling new.
All it needs is a little "bon ami" am I right?
Oooh, I feel the need to take a shower just lookin' at the picture!
Let's move onto the handicap bathroom...it's usable.
Shower big enough for a family of four...
Are you jealous of our corner toilet?
Scary long dark hallway...
Anna's room after the professor painted it a blissful white
The entire room used to be this color, pepto pink from the 1930's. Gotta love that lead paint!
Jack and Jill bathroom between Anna and Gavin's room. How to tone down the pink for a boy? Any suggestions?
Isn't she lovely? Isn't she wonderful?
Gavin in Gavin's room - painted blissfully white by the professor. Before it was a mustard yellow floor to ceiling...yeah.
The porch is all repaired and repainted...the overgrown bushes gone.
Come say, "Hello" to the House on Maple.
More to come...of course.
God help us.
5 years ago