Aaaaaand we are off! In my last post I told you about this 1930s Jewel Doug and I plan to restore for our family. If you missed the outside pictures and how this all got started you can read that post here.
Today I want to give you a glimpse of the inside as it looks right now. We have already taken out all the old carpet. I will spare you the pictures of that.
Lets jump right in and start the tour!
First up, my favorite room in the house. The library and fireplace #1. I plan to make this my own little space just for me. A space to read, craft, or watch a little TV. It has an entrance from the side porch. Underneath all that peeling paint is beautiful wood. I am still undecided if I will just repaint or try and bring it back to the original wood. Stripping and entire room seems a bit daunting.
See the wood underneath! The Hubby votes bring back the wood!
The formal living room is right next door and also has an entry from the side porch and fireplace #2! Since we don’t really need a “formal” living room, this room will serve as music room/office. I got my first boo boo in this room yesterday. Yep smacked my thumb right on the knuckle with a pry bar. That was fun…..
I love love love all the glass doors in this house! The pictures are dark because we don’t have lighting but those doors are stained red!
Just through that door is the foyer.
It’s hard to decide what I love best about the dining room. The built in’s, the huge windows, the glass doors, the crown molding……oh my!
On to the kitchen! Behind all that green is wall paper. Behind all that wallpaper are plaster walls. My pinterest is going to be full of “how to fix plaster walls” pins. Ha!
Next up is the hubby’s favorite room! The Butler’s pantry, off the kitchen. He has big plans for this room!
Just off the kitchen is the powder room and mud room. More icky wall paper 🙁
In the 1960s a large living room was added to the house. Seriously this room is over 600 sq ft. Eeeeep! It’s also home to fireplace #3! This is the first room we plan to tackle.
This concludes our tour of the main floor. Let’s head upstairs! See the walls? GRASS CLOTH……
My son Carter is a Junior this year. It’s going to be interesting to see what he comes up with for his room! Lol. More wallpaper.
I love the original black and white tile in his bathroom so that stays! The rest……got to go!
My Daughter Mackenzie is in the 8th grade. She has visions of pink cameo for her room…….not sure how I am going to talk her out of that one. I have always let my children make their own design choices soooooooo…….
There is a shower behind the door. Hoping to keep most of this bathroom original.
Lastly is the master bedroom. It is split into 2 separate rooms with closets and bathroom inbetween. If I have my way, this will be a total gut. Relocate the closet and bathroom to one side and large bedroom on the other. This will be the biggest project of the whole Reno! And guess what! Yup, more WALLPAPER!
Lets round out this tour with a quick peek at the attic! I am so excited to have storage! I would love to finish this out someday 🙂 those steps are steeeeep.
Well that’s the tour ladies and gents! There is also a full basement but I will save that for another post so the asbestos people can do their job.
Time to get to work!!!!