We Did it Again!

>> Tuesday, October 4, 2011

That's right we bought another dump!  I'm pretty excited about it too.

It's another 1920's bungalow, with great bungalow features.  Like the front porch - it's granite with neat trim details around the ceiling.

And the front door with beveled glass.

And the shelving that flanks the brick fireplace.

Some of the house isn't too bad as it is.

The original windows are mostly intact and the brass dining room chandelier is going to be great with a couple coats of spray paint (I'm considering something bright and bold - like green - I may be too chicken though).

The butler's pantry is also in pretty good shape, with the original glass and hardware.

Imagine the hardware stripped and the back painted a robin's egg blue, with silver and white dishes in front.  It makes me giddy to just think about it.

It's a good thing too, because that giddiness distracts me from this kitchen.

There are few redeeming qualities about this space - it will be gutted.

Oh, the back door is neat though.

I think it may become the bathroom door - with a frosted glass window.  I really want French doors back here to look into the yard:

It has 3 pretty standard bedrooms and this one bathroom:

... which has some salvageable pieces: the built-in medicine cabinet and the cast-iron bathtub are in great shape.  And the floor tile has a neat pattern.  It does still need a sink, toilet and wall tile though.

So that's pretty much it.  I'm so excited to chronicle this project as we go so stay tuned...


Patti October 7, 2011 at 7:58 AM  

I'm so looking forward to this project. I'll be wonderful.

Nita {ModVintageLife} October 7, 2011 at 6:12 PM  

Hi! I came over from Pretty Old Houses. I was going to be a follower of this blog but see you don't have a follower widget set up on your sidebar. I'll add you to my blog roll. I can't wait to see what you do with this house. You did a beautiful job on your last one. I live in a 1931 tudor revival so have similar details in my home. My galley kitchen was redone back in the mid 90's. It's nice but not how I'd really like it to be. Someday I hope to totally redo it. Loved seeing the galley kitchen in your last home. Super happy to have found your blog.

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