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AdamP 09-01-2010 06:54 AM

Decorating Our Century Home
 
Holidays started and I finally got a chance to do some work to the main level of our century home. My wife and I wanted to go for an antique style, but not TOO senior citizen looking if you know what I mean. If you all don't mind I'll share some pics!



This is our "Vampire" room, as my sister calls it haha. It is our source of motivation to complete the rest of the house. The entire room, including furniture and accessories and paint was a mere $400.00, all about the bargain hunting!

Before
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...6/103_4999.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...6/103_5001.jpg

After
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...g666/-0268.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...g666/-0269.jpg

Not a taste that everyone will agree with but we LOVE it, and in my opinion that's what makes a house a home. Thanks for looking!!

Cork-Guy 09-01-2010 11:27 AM

Looks good, who had the final say over that wall paint color? :D

AdamP 09-01-2010 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cork-Guy (Post 48159)
Looks good, who had the final say over that wall paint color? :D

I guess it was a mutual agreement haha.

Here is a before and after of the stairs. The first pic is what you had to look at as soon as you walked through the front door, nasty!!

Before
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...6/103_4960.jpg

After
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...6/103_4989.jpg

Plumbing And Lighting 12-07-2010 01:38 PM

Some great work there, Adam. The lounge area looks particularly beautiful.

TxBuilder 12-07-2010 03:04 PM

Good work, how long did it take?

frozenstar 01-27-2011 12:33 AM

Wonderful work! Pics are awesome! I like the living room! :)

joecaption 01-27-2011 06:09 AM

We work mostly in 100 plus year old homes everyday trying to bring them back to what they looked like before people tryed to modernize them.
That ball light needs to go in the trash, all the outlets and covers should have been white if there going on a white wall.
The mirror over the fireplaces need to be hung up not just sitting there, the art work on the wall in the sitting room needs to go as well and some real nice pictures hung instead. And those blinds and drapes also need to be changed with tie backs on the drapes with a valance over the top.
The chair rails are to narrow and could use what's called chair rail backer moulding.
All the rooms need crown moulding. A simple two part trick is to install beaded base board up side down on the wall againt the ceiling, then install the crown moulding.
Ya Ya I know it's your house I'm just trying to share what I get to see everyday when some highly paid designers come in to some of the rich peoples homes I work on.

gcintegrations 03-23-2011 07:02 AM

great work

Alyssa 05-18-2011 01:38 PM

Looks like a lot of hard work was put in to accomplish this!

DIYHomeDesign 06-14-2011 01:02 PM

Nice! looks great.


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