Saturday, October 13, 2012

In Retrospect

Where once there were pocket doors....


Where once there was a grand opening....











































Next up, heating. Insulation was put in the attic this week. New heating system goes in next week.

15 comments:

Sharon @ Laurelhurst Craftsman said...

Your house is looking beautiful!

Marilyn said...

Hello, first and second parlor!

Deb said...

I've been following your blog for a LONG time, just never commented. All I can say is "WOW"...it all looks amazing!!

Heather said...

Amazing. Like Deb, I've been reading for a long time and this transformation has been SO satisfying. Great work!

Jayne said...

Outstanding!

Christine said...

This is a SPECTACULAR transformation. I love your commitment to authenticity. The fireplace tile, the plaster, the lamps, the woodwork -- they all look wonderful.

purejuice said...

oh my god. it really does seem like something eternal? has been accomplished. i love that the old house is getting all her innards as well as her outards renewed and refreshed. thank you for doing it and sticking with it and sharing it with us.

burrito said...

This transformation is incredible! I don't have any better words, other than 'wow'. And those wooden pocket doors - those are to die for. Thank you for sharing your projects with us from start to finish - it's really amazing to follow.

moiety said...

Boo-yah! That looks amazing.

slateberry said...

So classy. No shortcuts. Whenever I get to a tough spot, I'm coming back to this post.

I've seen so many before pics of these rooms, it's breathtaking to see the after.

It's not just what you've done, but that you've shared it, so that I, and probably many others, can get the encouragement and inspiration to do a really kick ass restoration job.

Soooo sweet!!!!

I can just imagine myself in such a space after years of work, enjoying the elegance, the achieved potential. What is the first drink you pour and sip as you savor it all? What would mine be? Hmmm...better go finish one of my rooms and find out!

Claudia said...

Just found your blog and I feel your pain.

We bought a 1900 Victorian and just had the house rewired and the roof replaced.

The house had five layers (11,000 tons) of shingles. I think it included the original layer.

Its a wonder the house did not implode from the weight.

Molly K-A said...

***WOW***
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Molly K-A said...

*falls down*

Tom Tarrant said...

First time over here, great job!

Unknown said...

Unlike others, I'm not a longtime reader of your blog. First one I saw was about the marble sealing test. This one almost made me cry when I saw the photo showing the rectangular window with colored glass. My childhood home (torn down 8 years ago) had windows with colored glass--3 like yours and two large picture windows with oblong panels on the top and sides. Blessings on the friend who took them out for us and hauled them 400 miles to my mom's house...where they sit while we figure out how to use them. (And avoid breaking them trying to take out the small panes to use in something else. I do NOT want to break them!)