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This house has taken me on a journey I never expected to take. It was to be a simple paint job. then maybe a bit of wallpaper here and there, and then.......this house has dictated the way it wanted to be from beginning to end. The ugly duckling wanted to be a swan!
Posted on February 7, 2015 Full Size|

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11 Comments

chris g
3:11 PM on March 3, 2015 
Definately a case of silk purse from a sows ear. Beautiful restoration carol, well done.
theinfill.wordpress.com
2:54 AM on February 9, 2015 
It's amazing how different the wallpaper in this room looks under electric light, it picks out the pattern in a way that makes it look more 'Morris'-ish.

The whole whose is absolutely glorious - thanks so much for sharing it. Looking forward to seeing your four poster in place.
carol
1:54 PM on February 8, 2015 
And a great sounding board as well
Judy C
1:52 PM on February 8, 2015 
Zoe H says...
Houses definitely talk to you and tell you what they want. This one clearly wanted a completely different new image. Thanks for this album, Judy, it's been great watching you work on the house and I hope you'll keep posting pics as you continue to furnish it.

Zoe has got confused a bit as this is all Carol's lovely work and inspiration, however I have been very thrilled to act as a sounding board now and then.
Zoe H
9:45 AM on February 8, 2015 
Houses definitely talk to you and tell you what they want. This one clearly wanted a completely different new image. Thanks for this album, Judy, it's been great watching you work on the house and I hope you'll keep posting pics as you continue to furnish it.
lallyp
5:39 AM on February 8, 2015 
Amazing transformation Carol, well done!
carol
4:59 AM on February 8, 2015 
Julie Hardy says...
Yes, it's amazing what you've done with it - all credit to you, Carol!

(It makes my mid-1960s B & B version of this model look a bit bleak - but I suppose that's the look I wanted to achieve!).


The different versions all go to show the individuality that can be achieved with the same model. I think that is part of the charm of vintage houses, and this one was so lacking in most of the original features I really had a completely blank canvas to work from.
Brooksey
3:44 AM on February 8, 2015 
Yes, it's amazing what you've done with it - all credit to you, Carol!

(It makes my mid-1960s B & B version of this model look a bit bleak - but I suppose that's the look I wanted to achieve!).
Zoe H
3:32 AM on February 8, 2015 
I've just had a first look through these most recent photos, Carol and WOW! You have made this house very special. I love every detail. I'll be back...
carol
6:29 PM on February 7, 2015 
I really have. Feel quite bereft at the minute. I shall enjoy finishing off the outside bits, and adding finishing touches to the inside, though.
Patty W
6:12 PM on February 7, 2015 
You have transformed it, Carol! you have obviously loved doing it too!

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