Most of the work we’re taking on is undoing past renovations done in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The thought of changing any original feature of the house fills me guilt. That happens to other old house owners, right?? I guess that’s a good thing though, because it keeps us in check and prevents us from removing the home’s history and character.
But one thing I wanted to change was the size of the doorway between the dining room and living room. It was previously a tiny off-center doorway, and the original door was long gone. The small doorway was once appropriate since the living room used to be a bedroom that needed to be closed off for privacy.
Picking out front doors has been one of my favorite things yet, and I can’t wait to see them in place. Currently, we have mismatching front doors and some seriously ugly aluminum storm doors. Continue reading →
We have a pretty new metal bed with gold accents for our farmhouse bedroom, but it didn’t start out that way. We purchased the IKEA SVELVIK bedframe for our guest bedroom (aka the room we’re staying in until the main bedroom is finished). It’s a sturdy, vintage-inspired metal bed that we have been eyeing for a while. Continue reading →