my post yesterday, you know I have decided to move from the farm. I have bought a turn of the century house. It was built by a carpenter, who had immigrated to Texas from Germany, in 1867. His wife, according to the 1880 Census, was born in Norway.
The Haus has a living area, dining room, kitchen and laundry room downstairs, with 2 bedrooms and one bath upstairs. It is very obvious the bathroom was a later addition to the house.
It is in need of much love....luckily the woodwork is in great shape.
Over 100 years old....beautiful wood and original hardware.
Floors with loving stress marks from the family that lived in the house so many years ago.
A newel post rubbed to a high patina, from years of hands reaching out for support.
And, kitchen door locks with so much charm.
The first project has started in the kitchen. As always in re-doing older homes, each project usually has one set-back you are not expecting. This ceiling is the back side of the staircase.
It had a few small bubbles the painter wanted to scrape and then smooth with quick set. When the paint started peeling off like wallpaper, it became an entire ceiling wall to repair.
The smaller of two pantries has been painted....the glass door leads into the laundry room.
I hope you will continue to follow me as I prepare to sell the farm and move on to the next phase of my life on The Prairie....