remodeling Old Farmhouse

uepy1957August 21, 2009

My pre 1854 Federal-Victorian Farmhouse needs a complete overhaul. I need a source for idea's for paint colours,floor coverings, lighting,furniture,etc. The 6 main "3 over 3" rooms are large (15'x17')with hardwood floors. The later added galley kitchen (10'x25'!)with a prominent wood burning cook stove is a decorators challege too.

Any help?

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pinch_me

I wish I lived next door to you! Won't it be fun picking all that stuff out! That's all the help I can give you. Someone will know the answer, though. Hang in there.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 10:42PM
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zzsladies

are you keeping the wood stove ? and could you post pics of what you are starting with...
we would love to see the before/after pics
thanks

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 10:45PM
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antiquesilver

With a 1854 house "that needs a complete overhaul", there are a lot of considerations to make before you decide on the decor. Important decisions. Are you going to restore it, renovate it, or do something in between? Or are you really going to remodel it (usually means to gut it & put a new house in an old shell)? Do you know what's original in the house that needs to be saved - you can bet most contractors won't?

Dreaming about how it's going to look when it's finished is a good & normal thing, but 150+ year old house is not the same as a new build or a 40 year old fixer upper. Really old houses have their own set of problems that will take a lot of effort to get it to the point of decorating.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 1:09AM
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