Welcome to my 1820's farm house renovation gallery...a true labor of love.
EXTERIOR – AS PURCHASED
1820 Farmhouse located on former dairy farm. Barn, wellhouse and chickcoops still on site but in need of much care.
EXTERIOR – CURRENT
After removing the shutters, repairing the side porch, painting and replacing 3 chimneys…she doesn’t look half bad…on the outside!
BARN/GARAGE – AS PURCHASED
First step…evacuate the family of raccoons living in it!
BARN/GARAGE – CURRENT
Custom doors installed, damaged clapboards replaced and entire barn painted.
BARN ADDITION INTERIOR
WELL HOUSE – AS PURCHASED
After removing the roof from the well house, we found the original well for the home still full of water!
WELL HOUSE – CURRENT
Now sealed with a blue stone slab but working with pump and hose to allow for use.
FRONT LAWN – AS PURCHASED
While the road is not busy, it felt like the front lawn needed something to mark the end of the yard.
FRONT LAWN – CURRENT
By adding a row of deer-resistant arborvitae, we were able to create a bit of privacy and block the small amount of road noise as they grow wider and taller.
KITCHEN – AS PURCHASED
Linoleum floors, formica counters, old appliances and cabinets, drop ceiling and no pantry.
KITCHEN – CURRENT
Pantry added behind fridge, all new appliances, new wood flooring, cabinets, soapstone counters, pass through bar, exposed beams and beadboar ceiling makes for a rustic yet modern kitchen. And this door found in the barn out back made a perfect pantry (which used to be the off-kitchen laundry room) door once painted and cleaned up!
4TH BEDROOM – AS PURCHASED
The 4th bedroom was sacrificed in order to add a master bath, master closet and laundry room. Note the vanity is a reclaimed buffet from a local consignment shop. Great find!
FORMER 4TH BEDROOM – CURRENT MASTER BATH
DINING ROOM BEFORE
DINING ROOM CURRENT
Dining room didn’t need much. We refinished the floors and painted the walls and trim.
BREAKFAST NOOK BEFORE
BREAKFAST NOOK AFTER
Floor refinished, wallpaper gone, pass through bar installed and walks and trim painted.
DEN- AS PURCHASED
Floor refinished, trim, fireplace mantle, walls and ceiling painted.
DEN - CURRENT
LIVING ROOM BEFORE
Floor refinished, walls, ceiling and trim painted and reclaimed french doors installed.
LIVING ROOM CURRENT
Refinished treads, painted trim and had custom-weaved wool runner installed.
UPSTAIRS HALL CURRENT
POWDER ROOM CURRENT
After pulling up the linoleum floor in the powder room, we found there wasn’t much holding the toilet up. This part of the house was once an exterior wrap around porch. We replaced the flooring, painted ceiling and trim, replaced the toilet and sink, added shutters and updated lighting.
HALL BATHROOM CURRENT
The hall bath was straight out of the 70’s. The only salvageable components were the mirror, door and the tub. Everything else needed to be updated.
SCREENED PORCH CURRENT
No before pictures on this one. However, the riverstone floor had been sealed with a poly of some sort and was peeling in some areas and impossible to remove it in others. Solution? Indoor-outdoor rug! We painted all the trim, rewired ceiling fan and added antique decor. Favorite room in spring and fall.
LAUNDRY ROOM BEFORE
LAUNDRY ROOM CURRENT
The laundry room was added using the back-end of the 4th bedroom which was recently converted to a master bath and closet. Now there is access to laundry room from master suite and the hallway.