Truth be told, we have been pretty lazy since we moved back into the house. A few lingering punch list items, trying to figure out which piece of furniture do we need most, not quite sure where to put various pieces of art, gearing up for the yard/landscaping to be done, house guests, etc. You get the picture. This morning when I managed to tidy up the bedroom we use as an office it seemed like we should strike while it looked presentable, so I had John take some photos.
|All the doors in the house are new, custom, solid, paneled doors made from composite wood material which doesn't crack or warp. They are lovely solid doors. Unlike all the old doors they are level and shut and latch nicely. Door hardware is unlacuquered brass (that we aged ourselves) from Baldwin. Knobs are 1.75" rather than the more usual 2".|
|We kept the fireplace pretty much as it was. Just a coat of paint on the brick surround and hearth. Antique Bertoia chair next to a reproduction Nelson bench.|
|This is what the window looked like when we bought the house. The two side units were awful vinyl windows, the middle was an odd fixed,four-light outer window with a single piece of plexiglass with los of moisture and gunk in between.|
|The view today.|
|This window was perhaps the worst thing about the house when we bought it. I also miss this rolltop desk which was one that John bought with his paper route money when he was a kid.|
|Here is the window we swapped in as part of the 2011 window project. It was restored and moved from another part of the house|
|We had the window seat made to make the two closets look a little less out of place. Still need to have a cushion made for it.|
The lamp is a restored Anglepoise version of the 1934 design (the year our house was built).
|Lucy enjoying the rug.|