Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This photo shows the upstairs veranda before the builders started work. There is so much work to do!
This is the hallway upstairs. A lot of people have asked why we didn't just build a new house. It certainly would have been quicker, easier and cheaper. But the truth is I'm a sucker for original homes. I love the high ceilings, the huge rooms, the hallways, the VJs, the transoms above the doorways, the wide floor boards, the ceiling roses, the large skirting boards and even the cornice work. To sum it up, the craftsmanship in these old homes is breathtaking. And I just like time worn things.
This is one of the bedrooms upstairs, with a window seat! The rooms have lovely ceiling roses so I'm hoping to salvage them, clean them up and reinstall them. Enjoy your week.
(Related articles: The Real Block - Part 1, The Real Block - Part 2)
(Photos by AJ Hawkins for Spots and Stripes)
About Spots and Stripes
When I began my third renovation, I swapped the corporate ladder for the rusty paint ladder and began my website and blog, Spots and Stripes, which chronicles the restoration of our 'Queenslander' in Brisbane. I'm also an interior editor helping clients to create a home which is not modern, nor traditional, rather it's interesting. For a home that is unlike any other, I can assist with the selection of lights, tiles, mirrors, wallpaper, paint, furniture and fabric.
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