Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Nickel Tour - Part 2 of the Before Pics

Oh boy did you ever tickle me with all your comments in the previous post!  You "get" exactly where I'm planning to take this place! :-))

As a designer, shoppe owner, antique dealer, extreme DIYer, and vintage home junkie extraordinaire, I couldn't have found a more perfect home had I looked for a hundred years.  

No way Jose' could we have found anything better for us to dig our paint covered, sawdust under the fingernails, DIY, hard-working fingers into! 
 Okay, now that I have unloaded that hyperactive amount of A.D.D. enthusiasm, I can focus again and get back to the tour.

In the last post I showed you the living areas that are positioned to the left of the entry hall, now let's move to the right side.

Come this way.....
This doorway leads into what will one day be our master bedroom.
The original hardwood floors are in tact throughout the home. 
And, that my friends is a gift from the Heavens.
And, all of the work that was done to this home during the past renovation is quality professional work, that too is an amazing gift.   

One of the best things about vintage homes are the high ceilings, and reaching just under 12 feet, these babies are a decorator's dream!  
Are you swooning with me?

There are original beadboard ceilings in almost every room,
they were among the things that really excited me about this house.  I say among because I don't even know how to separate all the things that excite me about this house!  Again I say....great bones!

That door to the left in the photo above leads into what will become our master bathroom.
Let's take a peek, shall we?
A vintage home just isn't a vintage home without a clawfoot tub, and this house has two!  You will see the other one in another post.
This bath has a single pedestal vintage sink, which is just perfect for a bed and breakfast bathroom. 
But, for a master bathroom, not so much.  
We have a plan for that....more on that later.

This bathroom was added to the house in the 1990s, but they did such a good job with the details, you wouldn't know it wasn't original unless someone told you.

I love the attention paid to the detail in the ceiling and
the efforts to match the pattern of the woodwork.
This house has seen many changes over the years and no doubt we will make many, many changes of our own during the journey of making it our home. 
But some things are perfect no matter what the decorating style.

These perfect appointments are our boundaries.
Okay, let's move into the next bedroom that will one day
be transformed into my office and studio!  Giddiness abounds!

The entry to this bedroom is off of the master bedroom,
how sweet is that?
I can't wait to let the sunshine in! 
You see that center window located to the right of the room in the photo above?  That is the same large window that you see on the right side of the house front below.  It's over 4' wide! 
I'm planning to add a huge window flower box so I can see the flowers from my workspace.  Isn't that a lovely thought?
More beadboard ceilings.
I told you they are everywhere!
Happy happy joy joy... again I say.....great bones!
The ceilings are wonderful, but my favorite thing about my
future studio is the view from the exterior door. 
Did I mention that it has its own personal vintage door with a gorgeous vintage screen that leads to the front porch? 
Are these screens not to die for?

 I could daydream here for hours.

So many decorating projects ahead for us that it's almost dizzying!

I still have so many more rooms and before photos to show you. 

But first, tell me what you think so far?

What do you see for the rooms you've seen to this point?


Angela said...

It just gets better and better!

mzzterry said...

you are making this girl drool!! ;)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ahhhhhhh!!! I am pretty much in love! It is amazing!!
I can only imagine how it will be when you add your wonderful talent to it~

Soooo exciting!!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I can see why you fell in love..the house is fabulous. I can't wait to see the changes you make and I know when you add your touch your new home will be gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Ohhhh what a dream house it will be!!! That is one of the things on my "bucket list" live in a sweet, old quaint house one day...out of the metroplex! Can't wait to see the transformation!!!
Cathy aka GGJ

Mary said...

Amazingly beautiful!!! You are so blessed!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

*LOVE* your excitement!

Michella Marie said...

WOW!!! This house is amazing and pretty much my dream!!! I can see why you're so excited!! I'd be jumping outta my skin ;))

CoopDeVilla said...

It just keeps getting better and better. I am so happy for you. Still, the kitchen awaits. Can't wait for that.

Sueann said...

This home is amazing!! What a treasure you have! Can't wait to see more! And those screen doors....swoon!!!!!!

Amy Chalmers said...

Wow, I love your office space. You are so lucky and you know it!! Love that screen door. I had an 1881 victorian house and I had a screen door custom made to look like an old one...yours is a beauty. Well I see lots of white paint, in the 5 gallon bucket variety! Ceilings and woodwork! Maybe even some floors...but the walls should have a touch of contrast in pale grey or show off the amazing woodwork.

Unknown said...

Oh my ! This is every vintage home lovers dream ! You are blessed ! I am drooling over those claw foot tubs .

Terri Steffes said...

Sigh.... so lovely! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful dream come true! Still drooling in Middle TN.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The home will be filled with charm and love as it is flowing through my computer screen.. I love your passion and certainly the house deserves the very best... I will be looking forward to the lovely stampps you place on this home to make it in your style and personal taste although it doesn't seem to need to many structure changes...

Anonymous said...

You have got to be more than excited..2 claw footed tubs..I am so in love with this house already and you have not even touched it..There is not even one thing I don't like about it so far. I look everyday to see the new post..can't wait to see the other rooms...vera

Sharon Morrison said...

ok..I would have a hard time painting any of the woodwork as it is just part of being old. There is a warmth about the look of wood.
Lightening the walls is good. I have to say I love the old sink in the bathroom. Somehow I would try to incorporate a marble vanity around it...not sure how you do that..but
Can't wait to see the kitchen!!

Unknown said...

So very pretty. I can't wait to see what it looks like when you get your hands around it! I'm so excited for you. What an exciting time for you...I can feel your joy. I felt the same way when we bought our 130 year old house 5 years ago!

Rebecca said...

How absolutely amazing! Your new home is surely a dream home. So happy you are so enthusiastic, I can't wait to see all that you do. Love that door to the porch!

Unknown said...

So lovely! The details are just amazing. How lucky that it was completely renovated before you bought it, too.

Since you seem to have experience at this vintage home thing, I need to e-mail you with a few questions...we are seeing ours turn into a bit of a money pit!


Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh honey, I'm in love with that house! The path to the door alone makes my heart go pitter-pat.

Alaina said...

I am seeing lots of white in different shades and textures. I think we are all excited to see how lovely you make this house into a home.

Gracefully Vintage said...

So Jealous- Makes me want to jump ship here in No. Calif to head to Texas.. What A Stunning Home...
Reminds me of Annes (Fiona-Twig)..
Just Beautiful..How much Fun that will be to play with..
SO SO Happy for you.

Connie@Connie Nikiforoff Designs said...

I see light, light,light! And so much fun...albeit a lot of hard work :-)
We put an offer on a house with much the same floor plan..Didn't turn out but hopefully the new owners will revive her beauty! Can't wait to see your rooms as they unfold!

Unknown said...

This place is amazing! I certainly have the vision, it will be great to see it unfold. I don't know about you, but I don't have the patience to do a little at a time, I want it all perfect now! I got your white is so cute! Not in any hurry, but just in case you are...we can meet any time to get your stuff to you.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love the new house, you are going to have so much fun decorating it! Enjoy every moment, you deserve it all!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE the ceilings!
I also love where you studio will be and the door to the porch is great!
Heck, I love it all!

Robert said...

Vintage is an extra ordinary design..the place looks great!

Mammy said...

Incredible. Just incredible. But let's cut to the chase. Show me MY BEDROOM! ;)

rachel blazer said...

i'm dying- this home is simply gorgeous! i completely agree with you that making the inside feel like the outside looks will be amazing... can't wait to read & watch as you do it! happy dreaming! : )

Glimpse of My World said...

The screen door is to die for.. no doubt!

for the love of a house said...

your new home is fabulous! so exciting! since it's over 100 years old you might have to change the name to "antique" home!!
wishing you a wonderful renovation!

Heaven's Walk said...

OH...MY....GOSH....Laurie!!! You have certainly purchased THE most perfect farmhouse! And the farmhouse of MY dreams, too! lol! I am amazed at the vintage perfection! I'm swooning over the textures and details, the floors and floorplan! I can also see alot of work ahead of! But this journey with you is going to be so much stinkin' fun!!!!! ♥

xoxo laurie