It's taken months of work, and I'm excited to say, the upstairs is completed! Oh a few minor details remain, and I still need FURNITURE :), but the hard work is over! I am starting a gallery wall...
The antique heart pine floors just GLOW! They turned out better than I could have ever expected...I am thrilled!
I had every room painted the same color for continuity, and the pale cream color really lets the floors shine, and be the focal point.
I needed so many light fixtures, that I was overwhelmed. I ended up buying very inexpensive lights at Home Depot for all of the bedrooms. They can be replaced if/when I find a flea market treasure!
A few light fixtures are extra special...this chandelier was purchased on a trip to New Orleans to visit my son last month. He is living and working in Louisiana, and took me to some fabulous antique shops. I love having this chandelier in my home as a souvenir of my trip. My electricians rewired it, and it's perfect in the hallway over the staircase.
I designed these custom beadboard bookcases around the chimneys in each bedroom. My carpenters did an amazing job building them, and I think they look as if they could have been an original feature of the house.
I was fortunate to find a wonderful painter, with such attention to detail. Her meticulous painting makes everything look perfect!
I am so thrilled with the finished product! I love bringing this old farmhouse back to life.
Now comes to best part...decorating with vintage finds!