On this remake we did not do anything thing
major for this room.
Dennis and Kyle spent a great deal of time
jacking the floor up and making it structurally sound.
You could not walk down the hall with
out the feeling of being off balanced.
But before jacking up the floors they had
to remove parts of the sheet rock that you
can see underneath the beams by balcony.
Even with removing some, the sheetrock still cracked and moan.
I would be on the top floor listening to the sound as
they tried to lift this house up it is really an eerie sound.
I kept wondering if it was gong to come crashing down.
We got rid of carpet, tile and light fixtures.
Freshened up wood work and new paint color.
Dennis's father pitched in an created the new wood work around the staircase.
Much better than having the carpet wrap around.
The wood floor was a bit challenge taking its time to acclimate it seemed like forever .
One of the goals we have for this room is to improve the entry way.
We are hoping to remove the door and side windows to add a vestibule entry way .
From the outside of the house you don't get s sense of where the front door is.
We want to had some type of timber frame structure and give it more of a grander feel.
We had the chimney painted a different color
than the walls
and made it more of a focal point.
I found the wagon wheel light fixture at a flea market
and was tickled about how much better
it was than the big glass light fixture that was here.
We added some fan lights from Lowes.
Next room is the master bath with all its rustic charm.