Living Room Renovation - Part 1 - Overview

Since moving last fall to Prince Edward Island we have renovated the guest bedroom and the main bathroom in our almost 100 year old home. I do hope to post more about the history of our house in the coming months. We were told, through the real estate listing when we saw this house, that it was most likely 60 years old.  Our research has shown that it is much older than that.

Okay on to the next room, the living room.  The living room is to the right when you walk in the front door.  It has a beautiful bay window and a doorway without a door from the front hallway, as well as a pocket door between the living room and the dining room.

The living room was coated with wallpaper that was really quite pretty and suited the old home, but it was not put up very well, there were odd patches and some of the paper seemed to have been poorly printed.  Also, it was not the colour scheme we were going for.

I wrote about the pocket door before explaining that it had come off it's track.  I will write a more detailed post about it soon.

The front bay window is framed by beautiful old moldings. This photo was taken last winter and shows the lace curtains that were left here from the previous owner.

Unfortunately, over the years it appears that there have been a lot of different window coverings here and holes and brackets remain in many places on the wood. There also are gaps between wood pieces, which I will fill in, and some wood trim that was not painted when new windows were installed a couple years ago.

I'll blog about the different things we did in the living room to make it fresh.

... to be continued...

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