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Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Little Bit of Paint, A Little Bit of Love


Welcome to Part Two of My (Maybe) New House Tour!
Today we're looking at part of the downstairs.

We went back again this afternoon for a second look,
to get more pictures, and we took my mom over to have a look, too.
(mom loves it, and she isn't even a vintage house lover!)

But everything is still very much in "maybe" territory,
as we still have just a few more houses to look at.

But having said that, we've still authorized our agent
to submit an offer this Monday, so I guess we shall know very soon!

So after seeing my
GORGEOUS pics yesterday
of the outside of the house, it's time to share the inside pics,
which is where the title of this post comes from.

Yes, it's gorgeous.
And yep, it has me written ALL over it.

But....

it's still gonna take a little bit of paint and a little bit o' love
to restore this 100 year old gal to her former glory.
But ain't that true of all of us old gals?! ;-)

So without further ado, let's start the tour!


Welcome to the foyer, and if we move in, s
ay goodbye to the hideous paint color and the cheap looking light fixture!
White paint and a suitable chandy will be in order, don't ya think?


Living room, looking into foyer.


Living Room.
Picture my Carol Hicks Bolton / Homestead couch there instead.

I actually went into Homestead yesterday and schmoozed owner Tim Bolton
into hiring me part-time if we move to Fredericksburg.
Okay, he didn't actually hire me, but he laughed and said he'd consider it!

And to the far right, you get a wee glimpse of the aqua kitchen...


And this room would be where the "little bit of love"
will come in handy. It needs some work!
I was thinking of re-painting the kitchen,
but after seeing this lovely for sale over at Tara's shoppe...


I'm thinkin' of just ordering it, and saving on the paint!
This would fit right in with the existing color scheme, eh? ;-)

And let's not forget the adjoining dining room...


Moving back into the foyer, across from the living room,
we have the "red room"...



It's being used as the Master Bedroom,
but I see it as a sitting room-office space, with maybe a sleeper sofa tucked in for guests.
I'm sorta diggin' the red!

This concludes day two of our tour, I'll be back next time with lots of fabulous upstairs pics,
as well as some surprises.

And I would be completely remiss if I didn't introduce you
to our two tour guides for the showings....


See the ginger kitty on the left, trying to be all camo for the shot?
These uber friendly felines followed us everywhere we went as we scoped out the property.
Too cute!

Have a wonderful Sunday,
and Happy Father's Day to my dad and all the rest of you dad's out there!


51 comments:

north pal said...

YES!yes,yes,yes,yes,yes,yes,yes,Bestest,Denise

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

How wonderful! and yes, with your own touch, paint, furniture and love this house will be amazing.
You must be getting really excited.

Much luck with getting the house of your dreams.
Hugs
Carolyn

luisa said...

Hi,I´from Argentina.Your blog is beautiful and your imagens too.Is gorgeous.ADIOS!!!

Linda said...

I love all the beautiful woodwork, wood floors and beadboard ceilings...

Annesphamily said...

Lots of luck with this house hunting! This looks like a real gem! Best of luck! Hugs Anne

Kathy said...

Wonderful bones girl!!!
You could make that old girl ROCK!!!!!
Love all the rooms,
Could see your touch transforming the place and making it Annie Land!
I LOVE IT...
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings..,.

summersundays-jw said...

What a wonderful house. We've come to Fredericksburg several times & stayed in some of the old houses. It's one of our favorite places. I love the Homestead Stores. I think it was the first time we ever saw a white shop. What a fun town to live in -- & good luck on the job. Jan

tara said...

How wee what a fun house, I am kinda laughing at the orange, ohh don't hate me, but I love color but would never think of painting my walls orange, you can rock this house I am sure of it!!And your new cake stand will be out of this world perfect for the kitchen! yipee!! xo, T

Theresa said...

Wow, it keeps getting better and better! You will change what needs to be changed and keep what doesn't. You'll have that house looking like your own before you know it! Happy decision making:) HUGS!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So far so good! This looks like a great place. Can't wait for more photos! I love it already!

Shelia said...

HI! What a wonderful olden house! I wish you the very best and hope to hear good news soon!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Keep the blue, and paint the cabinets white. Love your idea for the entry. Lose the tv at the foot of the bed! OK, keep the tv for mr. t. and I'm packing my bags and brushes. See ya soon.
me

glor said...

I'm in love with every house you showcase here. This one just shows charm and welcome home. I'm liking the kitchen in that color a whole lot. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures. By the way, love your new banner. I have to learn how to do that type of stuff. Its so warm and friendly. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I can just imagine how wonderful this house will look when you get your hands on it! Love the wood floors and ceilings.
xo, Sherry

Lou said...

Looove the outside.. gorgeous and the studio area... but what were they thinking on the inside??? But in a way that is great as you have the best excuse to hubby for instant change... LOL...Loving your virtual tours... going back a second time and taking Mum is always a telling sign.. I laughed when I read that....Good Luck in your exciting endeavours
Love Lou xx

trash talk said...

Orange you glad I didn't say banana knock knock? Just had to say that since that's what struck me when I saw that paint color!
It's a great house and I wish you loads of luck.
Debbie

Cynthia K. said...

Great house - could be a wonderful Home for ya'll. I especially LOVE the aqua color of the kitchen walls. Love it.....

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

paperbird said...

Anne it is a beautiful home. I had to go back to look at your last [post that I missed and I was in love. The home is gorgeous. I think the front door is wonderful and inviting. The home is so very charming. Good luck to you.

Simply Mel said...

Well, I had to race right over to find out who scored the Jadeite cake stand ~ and now that I'm here and have caught up on the story, I'm glad it is you! {Although, I really LOVED it!} She will be beautiful in your new kitchen!

gretchen said...

i'm in the middle of much the same... the offer has been accepted and my sweet house goes on the market the first of the week! I need to get photos up, too! thanks for taking us all along on your new/old house journey!

Sarah said...

Three words...Love The Floors!!

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet,
what a wonderfull house, love all the not ,too big rooms downstairs,-and I know they will look gorgeus, when you and your hands have been there,a little weil,-good luck with your offer, and happy sunday-dreams.
Hugs Dorthe

It's me said...

This house is amazing !! girl !!! ......will you buy it ??? ......pleas let me know.i can't wait to to stay with you.......hahahhahhahah!! lol lol lol !! happy day..enjoy.hugs from me.............Ria

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yes, this is my kinda house. From the outside view to the front door, fabulous. The rooms are great, definitely with new paint colors, but the overall size of the house is perfect. And that addition ... fantastic! In a beautiful historic area. I say, yes, yes and yes again. Good luck! Tammy (Hope fur baby is all better now) Love your new header!

Raised In Cotton~Carol said...

Anne~

The house already has great "bones" from the beautiful wood ceilings and floors to the lovely front door. You are right, a fresh paint color change and new light fixture will go miles in bringing this baby to it's full glory! I do love the turquoise color of the kitchen but if it is too bright for you why not just put a tobacco glaze wash to tone it down a bit which would go with the lovely wood floors???

I am sending many prayers that you and your husband will be the new owners of this charmer:)

Blessings,
Carol

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Love the house - not the paint colors. It is surprising that such a cute white house has such bold colors, inside - no hint of that from the street!

Michelle May said...

Oh that orange is just so pukey! Ick, gag!
Yep, white paint your fabulous sofa (I totally have sofa envy over that one) would look fantastic! Can't wait to see what happens!

gina3 said...

When you said "a little bit of paint and a little bit of love...100 year old house" I was preparing myself for rundown and terrible but good bones. This is great! Yes, it does need a lot of paint but even the kitchen is great. Paint the cabinets, add a great backsplash and repaint. That's it. The white countertop isn't even that bad and could wait to be replaced if needed. Those ceilings are spectacular!

Olive Cooper said...

Bones my dear it has great BONES...you can unleash all your creativity upon them!

xo,
olive

Fearless Nester said...

For being 100, she's in amazingly great shape. I can always handle a little painting (or a lot, whichever the case). Paint and chandeliers, I can really envision that gorgeous transformation. ~Lili

Miss Gracie's House said...

OK...this is the *one* that made my heart beat faster:)...it is so homey...farmhouse style...so much more *you* with your carefree-ness. And that front door...(I've been known to jump headfirst into reno project all because of a front door)...it is gorgeous and almost exactly like mine here...now I really want to see more...and I will pray that you will land in just the *right* place.
Rene

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Since you already "moved in".... LOL it's going to be wonderful when you make it your "Home Sweet Home"...
I sold year real estate a few years ago and hubby still does... so, it's going to be your new Home!! It's wonderful!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Marianne@Songbird said...

Wow, the former owners, sure loved their colors. But the house has great bones, it just needs some new clothes and some nice accessories and it will be like Cinderella going to the ball.

Rebecca said...

Oh Anne... it is fabulous and in Fredricksburg!!! Love that town!!!
I will keep my fingers crossed and my paint bucket handy... just let me know when to be there
Many Blessings
Rebecca

Sherry said...

This house is so amazing. I can just imagine how lovely you will make it if it is the right place for you. It makes me want to look at homes again but I'll just forget about it. We have a house in our area, built in 1919, that has gone up for sale 3 times in about 20 years and each time we have noticed it has always had an offer. I do love the place we are now though. Thanks for sharing.

June said...

It's just wonderful Anne. I could so love it here. This is just the kind of house I love. It is just perfect for you! I hope all your dreams come true.
hugs

lulu redstar said...

GIRL! THAT HOUSE IS A SWEET KEEPER! I love color but I'm with you about the orange, red (ceiling-ugh). I like the kitchen paint but maybe a pale white wash over it to soften it up?
Sending you many good ju ju vibes for your offer!
Take care! good lucK
ox

Beatnheart said...

this house needs you..

A Vintage Chic said...

Looks perfect, Anne! You'll work wonders with all of it, I know! Can't wait to see it "Anne-i-fied" (I'm assuming it's already yours...tee hee!)

Hope you have a most wonderful Father's Day with those you love...

Julie

hometown girl said...

a little bit of paint goes along way! i'm sure whatever you buy will be fabulous once you're done with it! xo susan

The Designer said...

Solid doors, wood floors and wood ceilings too! What's not to love!!

The Designer Insider

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Lots and lots of potential in that lovely home. And with your creativity, it will be gorgeous:) Keep us posted.
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Sarah said...

Anne, I so hope this all works out. This house needs your style. It's going to be fabulous once your stroke of genius moves through these rooms.
Fingers and toes crossed for your! ~ Sarah

*Ulrike* said...

Definitely paint, but what a house! Saw the other post too, and if I wanted to live in town I'd like a house like this!!

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

Oh, how I hate it when people paint older homes in colors that are "modern". My home is all painted in age-appropriate colors, if that makes sense. I know you'll find a faboo home, and this is clearly the frontrunner. Make an offer that includes a buyback for PAINT.

Maggey and Jim said...

I think it will be spectacular.. I can almost see it already..
Maggey
I love red.............

The Feathered Nest said...

Omy goodness. Anne sweet girl, this house is WONDERFUL!!!! I can SO see you putting your magic touch on it ~ and please, please take us along for the ride, OK hon????? Then....can I come visit??? hugs and love, Dawn

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

So the cats come with house? If so...it's a SALE!
I love the red room. It will be mine when I go. How much do you need for my deposit?

Whimsey Creations said...

Wow a red room - just like the White House LOL They sure liked bright colors didn't they. The house looks wonderful and I can't wait to see more pics!

Susan deGeneres said...

Oh my, what a wonderful house. You had me at the front door...but those beadboard ceilings! Oh yeah! Who cares if some of the wall colors could make your eyes bleed, they can be changed and in the meantime...just look up!

Janet said...

a little paint...a little elbow grease...a little anne-love, it will be amazing!

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