my home

all about the renovation of our 100-year-old home.

My husband and I, along with our four small children, live in a 1919 foursquare in Fort Worth, Texas. We have been renovating it for six years, and yes, we have lived in it the whole time! Chapter by chapter, while dealing with white dust and blocking off parts of the house in plastic sheeting, our adventures are chronicled here.

[caption id="attachment_6626" align="aligncenter" width="400"]maison21 maison21[/caption] Who doesn't love a beautifully framed wallpaper panel?  I know I do!  Plus framing a wallpaper pattern you adore allows you to take it with you if you move.  Major bonus.  (and hello renters, instant style for those beige apartment walls you're not supposed to paint) The photo above and the two below are framed Gracie wallpaper panels, which are infamous for their handpainted beauty and timeless (over 100 years!) design appeal. [caption id="attachment_6628" align="aligncenter" width="600"]hgtv hgtv[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6627" align="aligncenter" width="302"]domino domino[/caption] The chinoiserie look of the panels is so glamorous and yes, Gracie panels are super expensive.  But I happened to spy a strip of vintage Schumacher wallpaper on Ebay a few months ago that had the sheen and look of the Gracie wallpaper.

Hello Everyone, it feels good to be writing to you so thank you for being here today!  Not only am I super excited to share my laundry room makeover with you today, but I have a $500 HOME DEPOT GIFT CARD TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE OF YOU LUCKY LOVELIES!!!  Wahoo! Let's get started, shall we? In my last addition update, we had finished the exterior, completed the opening between the new room and the kitchen, and mounted the outdoor lighting.  It has been a little over a month now, but drywall is up, and the beadboard ceiling is finished. You can see here what it looked like when the wood was going up on the ceiling.