Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Retro Bathroom Before Images

Thought I would share all the before pictures of each room of Eric's house that he recently bought and then I will show you the "during stages" before I share the "after" images.  My sister and I recently removed the old wallpaper from this room and I got all the paste scrubbed off yesterday.  The tile is in great condition and we love the old retro look of this bathroom.  Thank goodness Eric does too because it would cost quite a bit more than he'd want to spend to redo this whole bathroom.  He did insist that the pink wallpaper had to go.  

Remember the coral glass doorknob I shared in a previous post?  I love this green one!  

He would like to replace those facets to something more retro.  But for now they work.  Is it hard to find individual facets, because I haven't seen any at Lowe's or Home Depot?

I love built in cabinets!  The house has a new furnace and AC but they left all the old heat grates and radiators.

I know retro bathrooms don't suit everyone but we thought this was a treasure especially since it's in great shape!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Kitchen Before Pictures

This is what Eric's kitchen looked like before we started working on it this week:
On the table below is the light fixture that we took down in the butler's pantry.

The guys have removed the ceiling tile and then we removed all the wallpaper.

I've been busy all week cleaning wallpaper paste from the walls.  That was quite a chore.  I'm so glad they didn't use wallpaper in every room.  

I'll share photos of the stage we are at now soon.
Keep in mind that this house is 101 years old and I promise to share some stories about this prohibition home and all the hiding places.