“Luckily we didn’t have the money
to do all the renovations we wanted right away,
because we ended up falling in love with many of the
original aspects that we had considered changing.”
Gabriel and Amanda own a stunning house, designed by architect John Erwin Ramsay, in North Carolina. “Own” may not be the right word, though: To me, Gabe and Amanda clearly have taken on the role as “caretakers” of this house with so many original features. Above: Holey Jetsons, one of my newest favoritest kitchens ever. Continue on for the story and 27 more photos of this beautiful home.
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May 8 update: 306 photos so far in our gallery — wow, this has been EPIC! Hey, readers: Keep getting out the camera, get artsy fartsy with your angles, and let’s see your living room, too! Uploader enabled —>
Bathrooms are the smallest rooms in the house, but they pack a lot of utility into every square inch, so they can be complicated — and expensive to remodel. I thought it would be fun haha to compile a list of every piece of a bathroom remodel that you need to plan, budget and spend. I am going to take a first run at the list based on my experience with several bathroom renovations — but welcome your additions, as I may not have been hit with every possible expense. Here goes:
Here is another vintage idea for a Mother’s Day gift: Framed Mother poems from etsy or ebay. The first place I’d start, for overall ease (there’s not that much time left until Mother’s Day May 13) is etsy.com: I found plenty available and put 16 into my Treasury above and here. These lovely, sentimental little works seem to be very widely available at affordable prices and come in a variety of vintage styles — mostly very prewar or early postwar imagery, I’d say.
It’s just about two weeks until Mother’s Day. I came up with a four ideas. To start: Anne Taintor is now offering 8″x8″ canvas print wall art of three of her sassy sayings, $33.99. Yes, it’s not romantic, but I sure want someone to come and clean my whole house. Link: Canvas print wall art by Anne Taintor.