Monday, November 9, 2015

House Tour

 I spent the weekend working on The Blog Techs house.  I have the cold that is going around and this bug has bitten me bad.  I rarely get sick so this is surprising.  This is one really bad cold. I've been keeping myself busy, trying not to focus on it too much. So, I hung drapes.  Hanging drapes has to be near the very bottom of my list of things I like too do. 

 But I got almost all of them up and as long as no one touches them, they should be fine.

 The lighting in this place makes it difficult to get good photos of the colors.  I used Sherwin Williams macadamia on the walls.  It's a wonderful beige that has no blue or yellow tones to it.  It's a natural true beige.  Though in these photos it looks very yellow.

 Missing a tie back here.  My painters remove hardware and stash it and it's like a treasure hunt trying to find it when I need it.


 I have a burl bowl collection and I added one to this sideboard to emphasize the wood tones on the piece.

I'll hang some art this week.
 I replaced all of the old floor registers with new honeycomb brass ones.

 The blinds have been hung too.  I chose white wooden blinds to reflect more light since this place tends to be on the dark side.

The carpet is here and I am waiting for the coffee table and side table to be delivered.

 The original mud slip bathroom.

 Originally I didn't like the colors but with the new color scheme in the house, it looks rather nice. It's a little surprise of color when you open the door.

 I replaced all the ceiling fixtures with these polished nickel ones that are similar to the big ship's light in the living room.

 Looking down the hall to the master bedroom.

 The kitchen has a silver tile backsplash along the wall behind the counter.

 The kitchen door has been primed and is ready for black paint.

 I'll finish putting this bedroom together this week.

I love the furniture in the upstairs bedrooms.  It reminds me of doll furniture my father brought back from Germany.
 A bit more work and the 3rd bedroom will be finished.

 I should have taken better pics of this bed.  I bought this years ago in a fabulous store in a small town in Connecticut.

 I have no idea why I did not buy drapes for this room but now I have to try to find matching ones.

 So, this is what I've been up to.  A few final touches and then I tackle the basement.  That is a whole other story!

15 comments:

Sophie Laurenti said...

Gorgeous home! You've done a lovely job. I love the paint color of the bedrooms.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Beautifully done!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks great! But what a lot of work!

Texan said...

Love the black doors. I have been seeing that in home decor magazines now for a bit. I think I will try it out here! It all looks very lovely!

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

It looks really good!
I do like that last bed.

Don't do too much if You have that nasty cold so You don't get worse!

Have a great day!
Christer.

Leeanna said...

WOW! Gorgeous place. I love the wall colors. Just beautiful.
Get well darlin. You need some Jewish penicillin.

Nellie said...

I loved the house tour! What lovely work you've done!

Guillaume said...

Great house! I wish I could be a tenant or a guest.

chickpea678 said...

Wow, that is some lovely work you've done. Lucky blog tech! When can you come to my house?

Jim said...

Great job!!
As my grandmother often said, 'No rest for the wicked!'
Hope your cold gets better....have you tried oregano oil drops? We swear by this and it works!!

Heritage Hall said...


Great taste and restraint have created a winner for the blog tech...
So lovely - the "doll" furniture charming...No one makes chicken soup
as well as thou, so take a bit of your own medicine and pamper yourself for a few days....you most certainly have earned it, amazing
one.....

1st Man said...

Feel better! And then come down here and work on our house, LOL!!! Seriously though, just beautiful, much like your amazing food!

Barb said...

What an awesome house. He is one lucky young man!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Nicely done, Joyce! :)

Beverly Frankeny said...

It's beautiful, Joyce! The kids are so lucky to have you close!! Hope you feel better soon!!!