Monday, September 22, 2008

Back to the Long Hall

We've been working.
Do you remember the Long Hall?
And remember my Darling Demo Dave. Well, he has been a busy boy.
Up went the carpet and down came the wall paper.

Then we had the ceilings drywalled because of the falling plaster.

Next the cracked walls were fixed and then we painted.

And painted and painted and painted some more.

Dave refinished the floors and then the fun began
Between trips back and forth I was sewing. I had enough fabric to go half the distance of a football field. With each window measuring 140 inches top to bottom and each window needing 2 panels I knew we could not afford this project right now. So what I decided to do just may be something that will work for some of you. I purchased the insulated lining for curtains. It was $5.99 less my 40% off coupon at JoAnn Fabrics. It is a perfect weight and almost, a little bit, well sort of if you look really hard and with wishful eyes, looks like velvet. I sewed 10 panels.
On a shopping trip for my shop we stopped in Madison GA and I found these 2 vintage lace valances. They have been waiting for me to find the perfect spot. So I topped the panels with them.
And the long hall is starting to take shape.
This old rug is really worn but I love the colors in it. It never fails when I go to Eufaula no matter how well I plan I forget something or it is still being used in our home in FL so it will be interesting to see how time will change this Shabby Old House.
I will be posting the bathroom on Saturday. Can you guess why?
Pink Saturday!


Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Oh, how beautiful. I love old homes..they speak a special language, don't they?!


Oh Becky that is absolutly gorgous!!! You should be so proud of yourself, I gasped when I saw those windows, the beautiful curtains, the paint color, everything just looks perfect!! I can't wait to see the bathroom, pink, my favorite color. Okay now on to my house, did you tell the neighbors that I was movin in?? LOL. I missed ya this weekend, glad your back.

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Wow, that is beautiful!! I love the valances. I love all of it. I look forward to your next post!


Ooooh when?? Sounds like fun to me!! I just kind of threw that together. Really. I was thinking last night, because I like to move things around so much but I want sconces on my fireplace, that I could have Jeff mount them on the wood and just have them plug in intead of mounted to the wall, what do you think?

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh what fun this is, watching all of this transform before our eyes !
Your floors turned out beautiful and the gingerbread work . I just love it. And you did such a good job on the curtains. Can't wait to see the bathroom !

Just A Girl said...

HI Becky,
The hall looks so beautiful! It's hard to imagine that it looked so bad before hee hee! Isn't it amazing what a little elbow grease and creativity can do?
Love the new banner! I did have a couple ideas if you wanted me to play with it, tho. Let me know.
Have a fun day!
XO Cori

Margie said...

Wow, what a difference! The floor is just lovely, and you did a beautiful job on the windows, too.

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Oh Becky I am so jealous!
I wish I lived closer...I'd come and help!
I love love love restoring old homes!

Our last home was an 1856 victorian farmhouse!
We restored it and moved onto a 1900s horse farm and renovated this and now I am itching for an old victorian that needs me!
Hubby wants to take a break for awhile!

Thank you for sharing your journey with us.... I will be here every step with yous!

Hugz, Dolly

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

WOW. Those floors are gorgeous! Love the wall color, is it SW Blonde by chance?

You two have certainly been busy!

Now I know this isn't RMS... but there are two little things that I would do if it were me, lol...
I would lower the curtain rods to show off the wood work. And I would paint that half/wall ceiling area just beyond the fretwork and chandy the same color as the walls istead of the ceiling color. Or is it just the pic? I hope that makes sense!

Good thinking on the lining, then you can use it for lining later if need be.
Looks beautiful!!

I bet it smells so nice now with the old carpet and paper gone.

Love the rug!

Carolyn said...

Becky everything looks beautiful.You both are doing a great job.I look forward as well to your next post. Carolyn

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I know I said it before but I was looking at your pictures again. I LOVE the valances. Great find!
In response to the comment you left me--I love the theater too. My parents always took us when we were kids and now I volunteer at the local theater and I go to a couple of others that are within an hour or too.
Can you email me, so that I can send you an email back. I have a question that I could use someones opinion on.

Sherry Williams said...

Everything looks gorgeous, Becky! I love the valances you bought at the Old Buggy Factory!! Did you buy them from Pam? Let me know if you need to find her, girlfriend!! You and your hubby are doing such a great job. One day, I plan to see it all in person!!
love, Sherry

Just A Girl said...

Hi Becky,
I emailed you earlier today, but wasn't sure if you got it. I played a bit with your fabric and came up with something. I'll email to your laceandlures.
Hope you have a great tomorrow.
God bless,

Miss Gracie's House said...

From one old house lover to another-simply beautiful! I've been enjoying your blog since finding it on rose vine cottage.
Come on over for a visit-we have alot in common! (You'll find the story of my home on the 2nd page, I think)
I'll be back,

Beverly said...

I love your new banner. And, I just bet I can guess what you will be sharing Saturday.

Your work is looking wonderful.

Seawashed said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Love those long white curtains you make. They really add charm to that hallway. And the floors look great!

My Petite Maison said...

I love all you did and that gingerbread is gorgeous!

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