Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Look at the Backside

I fell in love with the Shabby Old House because of all the gingerbread trim. I have always dreamed of owning a house with a porch like this one.
Ask me how I feel about it all when we start scrapping and painting it in the fall. I have a feeling it is going to be a project that I won't be able finish quick enough. Although I am certain the finished project will be such a reward.
If you live in the Historic district of Eufaula anything you do must be approved to strict guidelines. We will soon be submitting color choices and keeping our fingers crossed. I have heard from some that this board is a strict one. I think that this is good within reason. I only wished a strict board was around when they submitted a building permit for the additions that were added on.
Let's have a look at her backside. I can almost feel her blush with embarassment.
As you can see they tacked on two rooms and a horrible stoop. The room to the left is the sunroom which is off of the back bedroom bath. The room to the right with the steps leading up to it is what is suppose to be a den family room.
I was so hoping to win the lotto or inherit a fortune from a rich relative so that I could just knock these rooms off and properly add on to them, but since nothing like that has happened we have just had to make due.
I will take you in tomorrow.
I hope you will come back.


Lisa said...

The front porch is so beautiful and the back is not THAT bad.:) You have enough projects to keep you busy from now until...:)

Deanna said...

Can't wait!

Summer Blessings,

June said...

Hi Becky,
I think your house is just too lovely. I hope you are able to choose colors that will please 'the powers that be' and that all will go smooth getting approval.

Myrna said...

Hiya Becky! Whew! What a challenge you gave me!! ;-)
I have a few questions before responding..
1. Where is the hoosier gonna be?
2. What kind of 'look' do you want?
3. What kind of 'stuff' do you have to work with?
Any chance you could email me a pic?
Hope I can help you out~happy to do it!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Wow, what a beautiful home. Can't wait for the next post

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I can see why you fell in love ~ that trim is so charming!
The back really isn't that bad ~ I think we tend to be overcritical of our own surroundings sometimes. Yours are beautiful!

Just A Girl said...

I think the back looks simply divine...LOL! Maybe a beautiful blooming vine would help mask it from those who refuse to see it's beauty...ha ha ha!!
It's really not that bad Becky my friend. As long as it doesn't leak ;-O.

xoxo Cori

Carolyn said...

Hi Becky,
I hope you get your colors approved as I know they will be perfect for your home.I think the back will look pretty decent all painted up.Looking forward to seeing inside!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Good morning Becky,
I've seen worse!! Remuddling-that's what I call it...and we're waiting for the lottery to finish here, too...oh, are we supposed to *buy* tickets first?

I want to know what colors you're thinking about. I've been pondering if I were to re-paint with my new *style*-what colors would I choose?
PS did you get my em-mail? I just don't want you to think I'm ignoring you;)

A Southern Rose said...

I love your house! It is going to be beautiful! I know that you can't wait to get it painted! The back doesn't look that bad to me. Everything looks better with a little paint! You'll see!

Lee Laurie