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Follow along with our adventures rebuilding our pioneer 'ghosttown'!

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Painted Floors

Posted by josminis on March 14, 2013 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (1)

As we removed some of the old lino and/or tiles some of the original flooring is in rough shape!  The front entryway has stains and chips that we cannot remove so I've decided to paint the floor.  I'm sharing some inspirational photos from Pinterest. 

 

 

I think a lace pattern might look nice in the tiny entrance way!

 

 

 

 

This one might be a bit time consuming but very cute!

 

 

At least this rug would never be tripped on!

A very traditional look for our antique theme....

Stairway

Posted by josminis on March 4, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I really wanted to add this feature as it would add more visual width to the skinny hallway.  Isn't this a cozy place to read?  I fear our old stairs do not have enough headroom for this idea though!  

 

 

 

Source: houzz.com via Joanne on Pinterest

 

 

This is such a cute idea for kids!

 

 

 

The stairs are going to have outside shoe traffic and I am not sure how well the paintable wallpaper will stand up to wear so here is another idea I found on Pinterest

Hallway Ideas

Posted by josminis on March 1, 2013 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The hallway going to the upstairs has a strange configuration with a very skinny staircase!  It did not have a railing so I've collected a few reclaimed posts to use and the stairs are painted at the moment.  We are putting paintable wallpaper on the walls as the walls are made of paper and very bumpy and this idea off pinterest would look great!

Refurbishing Adventures

Posted by josminis on September 19, 2012 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Here I will post a few pictures and tell a few stories about some of our adventures rebuilding these pioneer stores!  We are working on a lot of different projects at the moment and I hope you enjoy following along!


We are currently trying to finish up the exterior of the Homestead House B&B before the cold weather creeps in!  We just took out the 70's updates in the house (windows, lino, cupboards, closets) and put in a few 1920's windows that matched as best we could.  I know - most people are throwing out these old windows!  Luckily we found a few before they were destroyed. 


Top window is just in (don't push on it James or it will be coming right back out lol) and trim has to go on to hold it in place, then my turn to paint.  You can see where we had to fill in pieces of the siding when the new holes didn't match the old.  Leaning against the house is the front windows that we removed...it was just about as big as the whole wall!  Adding the original side window again and smaller front window still lets lots of natural light in the bedroom and also a nice view from every direction.  The vent going up the front of the house is going to need some magic as it is VERY ugly and impossible to relocate.  Time for some carving...re-invent it as a rock chimney.



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The Homestead House is just to the left of these string of pioneer stores, it was constructed so you could walk from the house into each of the stores...1912 mall.