Thursday, July 24, 2008

Renovation Style

I have been obsessed lately with older houses which have been renovated and retain much of their original architecture. I found all of these rooms on the website of "This Old House".

The renovated bathroom in a 1925 Oregon bungalow. Small space, but looks very efficient.

This is the master bath in a 1963 ranch home. Small, but very pretty.

The owners took out a wall to enlarge the kitchen and painted over the existing fir floor. Notice the 10 ft. high ceiling!

This kitchen, as well as the rest of the home, has 11 ft. ceilings! I love the light, open feeling of this kitchen~the cozy chair would be perfect for a cup of tea and a good book.

There must be something going on with me and high ceilings today. This is a renovated kitchen in a 150-year-old farmhouse in Louisiana. Perfect right down to the cute dog sleeping on the rug!


Monday, July 21, 2008

Thank You Rechelle!

I was surprised and honored to find that Rechelle at Walnuthaven Cottage had given me an award for my blog. I appreciate the gesture and have to commend Rechelle for her blog-I love it!

In turn for receiving this award, I am to choose seven others to give the award to. My choices (in no particular order) are as follows:

1. Kim at One Woman's Cottage Life. Her blog was the first I had ever read and I was hooked from the start!

2. Tina at Cherry Hill Cottage. Her home is beautiful!

3.Mari at Guldkant Pa Livet. This blog has wonderful pictures and is so inspirational!

4.Mia at Mias Landliv. Wonderful blog with beautiful pics!

5.Rhoda at Southern Hospitality. Such a beautiful home!

6.Donna at An Enchanted Cottage. Another of my favorites!

7. Niki at Nostalgia at the Stone House. Just found this one and I love it!

Ladies, feel free to choose seven others to give to~or not. Just know that your blogs are wonderful!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Pictures of Floor Progress

Sorry it has taken me so long to post pictures of the floor. Both Al and I have been busy with college enrollment, financial aid forms, and numerous other things. But we worked for a few hours today on the floor, and we are about half way finished! We like how it's turning out and hope to get it done within the next few days. It sure is hard on the back and knees though~but well worth it!

Come back in a couple of days for more pictures!