April 10, 2008

Our house is a very, very, very fine house.

I think we sang that on continuous loop the first weekend in the house.

The big emptiness was a bit shocking at first. Suddenly every ding, dent, scratch and Crayola mark was somehow magnified 10x. And the cabbage roses on the wallpaper seemed to be leaping off the walls.

So we called in reinforcements.

Our neighbor Kevin (who we'd met while we were renting two summers ago) is a house painter, and both of us couldn't have been happier to have met him. He's an amazingly meticulous painter -- and wallpaper remover. He also cleaned up the woodwork on our first floor. (As much as I would like to claim this house to be 100% D.I.Y., it ain't.)

He helped turn things like this:



Into this:


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pretty room !!!

Courtney said...

wow...how envious am I that you have such a gorgeous period home...at the BEACH! that's only my dream. :-) keep us posted...and thanks for listing me in your faves!

Laura said...

Thank you both! I'm just get the hang of things (with the house AND the blog!) so I can't wait to give more updates.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I came back for a peek and saw my comment "I'm anon", I didn't leave my name...opps

I'm Kathy nice to meet you, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your renovations...Good Luck :)

Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

Diana said...

WOW - great transformation!

Laura said...

Thanks for the support, Kathy! And glad you like the transformation so far Diana. Slowly....but...surely!

Laura B. said...

Truly LOVELY house :-)

Laura said...

Thank you, other-central-jersey-shore-laura :-) (I saw your Brooklyn Limestone post.)

Laura B. said...

;-)

It's all good!

Jen r. said...

I've been cruising around. What a great style and design your house has! Beautiful! It's very craftsman and I love that style! Jen R