Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Everyone Loves 'Before and After' Pics

It takes quite the "old-house-lover" to tackle a project like this........




But, WOW! What a great house! (now) ...................

Right down to the beautiful roses along the wrought iron fence. And I think I see cobbletones. I KNOW I see fresh paint.

This Second Empire home was built in 1895 and is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Now, to the inside -
The front hall (obviously this is a BEFORE picture)..........


After..........


The beautiful wood beneath that painted white door is now FREEEEE! And the black paint on the stair rail and newel post - GONE! And where was that beautiful wooden floor, before? Must have been hidden. I also like that cute choice for a chandelier.

Here is another detail I really like. This beautiful door knob is on the front door.

Okay - two more homes. This next section I am entitling

"The Power of COLOR."

Before........

After..........


Last one! -BEFORE............

Ta-Da! After.............


All of the above "before and after" pictures can be found at This Old House.



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5 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

Wow amazing transformation!! Love the victorian, the door is amazing and so is the hardware!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Isn't it amazing what a little love and paint can do?

Susan said...

I'm a sucker for any home with a Mansard roof like the home in the first photo. The restored door hardware is positively stunning.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

That first place is amazing! And that doorknob - such gorgeous detail in such a little functional thing. Don't see detail like that in today's homes.

I love to see houses get fixed up! (I'm addicted to that show Curb Appeal)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Wow, the Carlile house was a real jobbut the end result is amazing!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

 
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