Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Exciting Discovery & Back in the House

So we are finally officially back in the house, and it feels really good to come home at the end of the day.

There is no longer a single piece of old plumbing in the house, everything is new and working great. Here are a few pictures of the now 95% complete bathroom:





The saddest thing about the whole redoing the bathroom for the second time was having to rip up half of the new tile floor which means we no longer have warm tiles :( But at least it's all back together.

On a happier note, while Michael was taking down some non-original paneling in the living room he discovered that the doors into our dining room (which is currently being used as a living room) were originally pocket doors! We were very excited, and Michael has already managed to get them working again and they look great.

Here is a photo of the living room before...




And after (this is where the mantel used to be! It's waiting to go back though, don't worry.):



And the dining room doors before:


And after:



And here are some general pics of the pocket doors.





Finally, here's our (future) dining room & kitchen, looking very messy but more like a real home at least :)



6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Awesome find with the pocket doors. I just love that kind of door!

Mandy Sioux said...

Ha ha, that's funny Sandy! before I even read your 2nd comment I checked out your blog and was thinking that bathroom looked familiar! Thanks for the comments!

Hallie&Joe said...

That's a complete fantasy - to suddenly uncover some hidden original details. Wow I'm drooling over your finished bathroom too. Great job!

EGE said...

I covet that bathroom. Ooh-la-la.

Green Fairy said...

Your bathroom is gorgeous. I look at mine and I cry. Great job!

goddessof4 said...

You guys have done a lot of work.How exciting to discover pocket doors.Sadly we wish we found something,anything when we opened up walls and vaulted a ceiling.No luck!!!!