Thursday, October 17, 2013

Keeping original 1930s details

Our house was built in 1938 and was actually the 'model' house that was shown before the row was built. Neat huh?

When it was undergoing construction, we found this hand-painted wallpaper underneath one of the walls:

Today I'd like to share with you the details we kept from the original construction.  We kept the original arched book nook and entryway cubby.  Here's a before and (semi) after pic that highlights both of these well.  This is like one of those seeing eye comics where you have to say what's changed:


We also loved this neat little hallway lamp. We cleaned it up and re installed it in the hallway, where it originally hung:

We are also reusing the old radiators (just freshened them up with paint). You can see it to below kitty:
A bonus of the new windows is a big beautiful cat sitting perch, or what normal people would call a windowsill.  We had a piece of carerra marble, which we loved but unfortunately couldn't use in the bathroom cut to fit. And someone loves it.

1 comment:

  1. So cute the kitty gets her own little perch! This all looks great and is so much clearer in my mind now that I"ve seen it all! I love that you kept that original light in the hallway!