Welcome to the 300th Metamorphosis Monday!
Wow, 300 Met Mondays…where have the weeks and years gone! Oh second thought, let’s not think about that, too scary! lol
Do you ever watch the show, Rehab Addict on HGTV? I don’t catch the show as often as I would like but I always love seeing the latest old home Nicole Curtis, the star of the show, is saving from demolition.
Nicole has a big soft spot in her heart for old homes. In this interview where she was asked about her passion for saving old homes, Nicole explained her obsession with bringing neglected old homes back to life. She said it comes from when her grandmother’s 1890 home was put up for sale and no one in her family protested. Nicole who was in high school at the time wondered, “Why isn’t anyone buying this house? My family just let it go. So this whole thing is the result of that post-traumatic stress. I was heart-broken.”
This bungalow is a great example of the kind of work Nicole Curtis enjoys doing during each season of Rehab Addict. The home was in sad condition with a big hole in the kitchen ceiling that let the rain pour in whenever it rained,. The front steps were sagging and actually separating away from the home.
When Nicole finished her makeover, the home looked as you see it below…much brighter and well-loved! I’m so thankful there are folks out there who see the potential in these wonderful old homes and bring them back from the brink of the demolition ball.
Living Room BEFORE:
Here’s a shot of the living room before its makeover. It was a staging ground for the rest of the house since it didn’t require a lot of work during the makeover.
Beautiful woodwork! Central heat and air were added. The long table in front of the window pays homage to the radiator heat it once had.
The dining room needed some new paint and the floors refinished.
The aged quarter-sawn oak floors have been refinished to their original beauty. The wood is so pretty in this home. Noticed the way the doorways are designed,,,the details in this home are really wonderful!
Love the built-in buffet and other built-in cabinetry in the dining room! Practical and charming!
Details like this seen here in each corner or the dining room were preserved in the makeover.
Master Bedroom BEFORE:
The previous owner had started work to convert the attic space into a master bedroom suite.
It turned out great and with so much personality! Love all the little nooks and slanted ceilings. I’d love to see somewallpaper in this space…love wallpaper in attic rooms.
A nook for the master bed…
Master Attic Bath BEFORE:
It worked out well putting the master bath in this spot since the plumbing for the downstairs bath was just below. The floors are the original pine flooring.
Don’t you love seeing old homes when all their beautiful molding, wood floors and unique features saved and preserved for future generations to enjoy! Hopefully shows like Rehab Addict will bring more attention to these old homes so badly in need of a little love.
You’ll find additional photos of the makeover of this home HERE where the above photos were found.
Love a great Before and After? This adorable Georgia cottage got a full makeover. Check out the Before and After of this cottage makeover here: Cottage Makeover
Looking forward to the other Before and Afters for this Met Monday!
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