Last time we were in this living room, I showed you the fireplace and mantel area that was transformed with paint and fabric. I also showed you how the saddle is displayed by the fireplace, and the wonderful sign they made from old fence boards featuring a horse theme with parts of a verse from the book of Job.
On the other side of the living room…
Just like the rest of the darling antique craftsman style house, the ‘after’ pics speak volumes to the style and talent of the young couple that now own it.
Coming in the front door… isn’t that door soooo cute?
This huge area rug, a high-end Karastan, was purchased from a 2nd hand store several years ago… it was in perfect condition, and at a tiny percentage of the original cost. What a great deal too being 100% wool, it’ll wear for many years to come.
Back to the door for a sec…
Original to the house, they’re so fortunate to have it in great shape. On the other side of that door is a 4 season porch, so I’m sure that’s why the door is still in such great condition… it has been protected from the elements. By treating the door with the same fabric as the window treatment, (I helped make these, and we cut the panels for the living room and dining room windows shorter to fit, so with the saved fabric we were able to make the treatments for this door, the pair of windows flanking the fireplace, and all the tie-backs for all the draperies.) By making them all in the same style and fabric, it not only ties in with the rest of the living room and dining room, they can pull these draperies shut for privacy too.
Hanging opposite the front door is this antique banjo clock, made right around the same time as the house was built.
Excluding the kitchen, the main floor still has all the original trim. All they needed to do was clean and oil it. I love how the ceiling beams correspond to the dining room ceiling beams, but are applied in their own unique design.
Standing by the fireplace, I took this picture of the living room. It looked great after they painted and got all their furniture in, but…
Since she added the saddle and horse sign over the fireplace, she decided to add one of her bridles to the antique window, and found this darling horse stitched pillow at Target!
I love the addition of the horse themed items, because besides the fact they are beautiful, and bring in such interesting style, they are a part of her life.
You can see all the projects and rooms of this vintage craftsman bungalow ‘Vintage Craftsman Bungalow Projects Room by Room‘