Tuesday, September 2, 2014
in-process shot, just for Gwen ;-)
The wallpaper doesn't really "sing" in this photo, but it's a slightly shiny turquoise and silvery mauve that goes well with the warm browns of the woodwork. The house being so out-of-plumb, we have a lot of filling in to do on the north end of the room. Oh well.... ;-) When the trim is applied on the top edge of the wainscot we'll re-install the window's woodwork. J has the new valves applied to the water lines, and they don't leak! HURRAH! The sink will go back in soon.
I salvaged the "early" toilet-paper holder from the basement bathroom, and am contemplating whether I can install it in this tiny room and not wound an arm every time I sit down (it sticks out about six inches, and has a "blade" to cut the paper, which was probably not perforated in those days). BUT IT'S SO KEWL! :-) I just love anachronistic appliances....
St. Louis is filled with houses of every vintage, but most of the older ones we've had a chance to see have been "updated to death." One of the things that we like about OURS is that it's been comparatively neglected in that respect -- there are a great many original features still intact, and as we enjoy historic architecture and décor, it's been a pleasure to us to bring our house back to the style it originally flaunted. I've been rehabbing rooms in order of ugliness -- you should have seen some of the wallpapers and carpets we've replaced!