Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Peek at the New House

I've had a busy 5 months around here with my house being worked on.  What I haven't talked about is that I am redoing an old house I bought a while ago for The Blog Tech and his sweetie.  It still has a long way to go but it's finally at the point where I can give you a peek. This is a small place that was built in the 40's and it has virtually no architectural interest at all.  So, I've had to give it some.  Next time I take photos I will use a different lens to get pictures that are more proportionate.  For example, this wall unit is 153" X 77'.  It is huge. I had the floors refinished by a bunch of fly by night floor gypsies.  I'm lucky they turned out as well as they did.  They will need a final buffing before move in day.
A small dining room. The window treatments are being installed tomorrow.                                                      
My absolute favorite part of this project is these doors.  This tiny house has 12 doors and they were all those old ugly slab doors with nasty hardware.  I was going to replace them but I almost had a heart attack when I got the estimate. The old doors were original to the house so though they were super ugly, they were built well and fit perfectly.  So I added the trim that you see and bought fabulous Emtek glass egg door knobs and placed them on polished nickel back plates.
 I had the doors painted with Benjamin Moore onyx satin paint. I love love love them! And they cost a fraction of the price that new doors would have cost.

 This exterior door in the kitchen will be painted black and have matching hardware too.  I bought this glass piece years ago in Maine and I think it will really pop when the door is finished.

 I just had this old Habersham Plantation piece refinished.  It was an ugly maroon color and I had it done in black paint and had the drawer fronts, the top and shelves done in java stain.  I polished the original brass and voila...a new piece! Vintage Royal Doulton Carlyle china adds an elegant touch displayed on it.

 A nice little kitchen with black granite counter tops and a silver tile black splash.

 A chrome bridge faucet and another glass piece from Maine.

 Here is another favorite piece, a ships signal lamp.  This is a fun lamp to have here since the house looks out over a river.  They can send signals to boats traveling on the river.  So, just a little look at my newest project.  there will be more to come as I wrap it up.  But for right now, the rest of the place looks like this....

 And like this.....

 Stay tuned.