The house we live in was purchased in 1850 by my husbands great-great-great grandparents, so we do not know when the house was built. We do know that part of our living room was the original kitchen. Through oral history and now with a few pictures we have found, we are able to piece together what the kitchen looked like over 100 years ago. This project was one that came out of necessity! The ceiling in the "kitchen area" of our living room was literally falling down! Our goal is to create the Modern Farmhouse with Classic Character.
Pictures of what the ceiling looked like before drywall was added (1960-70's?)
Somewhere I found some old decorations I think they might have used in this room. I'll update once I find them!
We started with pulling off the white textured wallpaper that was already peeling. According to my mother-in-law this was put up in the '80's.
Check out the original paint & stenciling!
It took 3 months to remove all the lath and plaster! Remove the wiring, add drywall and ceiling lights!
View of the original (?) We think it may have been a bedroom....
ahhhhh....break time!! Next we will be adding crown molding and a built in for the TV and all my "pretties"!
(The table the T.V is currently sitting on in the picture above is a dinning room table that hubby's grandmother potted plants and starts for her garden on!)