Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Now, back to Wordless Wednesday!

With the colder weather barreling down on us, I thought I would theme my upcoming Wordless Wednesday's based on living in an old Historic Home.  Ours was built in 1891 and was renovated back in 2007. Some features are original, some parts have been completely updated. I'm nosey as Hell and love to snoop around other people's digs so here is your opportunity to check out what the inside of my home is like.

If you want to comment on any of the renovations we did, or the mess and dustballs, go ahead and be completely honest. Just like anyone else who takes on a job of this size we screwed up some things and nailed others. Not to mention, we couldn't babysit the workers because at the time of the actual renovation, our daughter was only 9 months old.  The dust that is kicked up in an old house when you tear out walls and ceilings is no place for a baby! I don't consider myself a great housekeeper either.

This series of Wordless Wednesday posts will be a trip around my old house, what I like and don't like about living in a house that is "Older than the hills".

Yes, I know, I just can't be wordless!

This is one thing that I liked when we bought this house.  In the attic there were two old fancy hot-water radiators.  We had them sandblasted, repainted and reinstalled on the first floor where we could enjoy their beauty.















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41 comments:

Caution Flag said...

I need to do some digging to see more pix of your house. I used to think I wanted to renovate an old house, but now I'm content to read about yours :)

PJ said...

i love the way that turned out, very nice!

have a great day!

ModernMom said...

Those are amazing!

Anita said...

I remember living in a house with a radiator; how we'd put socks on it to dry, and how if we didn't get them soon enough, they'd scorch. :)
I'm guessing that you have a lovely and unique home. Keep the pictures comin'. :)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Pretty heater!!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Beautiful. I always lived in old houses with radiators until my current house. I miss that comforting hissing and/or banging in the middle of the night. And yes, drying things on them and seeing the cat curled up on the cover...

Working Mommy said...

The detail is amazing!!

Happy Hump Day from your newest follower!!

~Working Mommy

Samantha said...

So, I am obsessed with the show Ghost Hunters, and when you wrote that you live in a house from the 1800s and recently renovated it, it left me wondering if you had any paranormal activity after that? Just curious. I'm a nerd.

The radiator is beautiful...the detail is amazing. I want to live in an old house with beautiful fixings.

Tiffany said...

somehow i can't ever seem to be wordless either!

love the detail...if the radiator is that ornate the rest of the house must be spectacular

Corrie Howe said...

I love the radiator too. I don't usually like radiators, but this one is lovely. And I love red and white! I wish my whole house had more.

Noelle said...

those are great photos...love the detail in the radiator heaters! i'm so glad you decided to keep them. i LOVE historic homes...can't wait to see more!

Frau said...

Love the old heaters remind me of my childhood home in NJ.

Connie K said...

They are so beautiful such detail too and the fact your house was built in the 1800's is so cool it must have some good history to it !! Thanks for sharing

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

The radiators are really ornate and beautiful. Are they still usable after moving them? Does it just warm the water or actually heat up the house?

I'm anxious to see the rest of the house. I love the personality of old houses.

Too Many Hats said...

Wow, they are beautiful. The detailing on them was surprising. Great job!!!

Lissaloo said...

Old houses have great character, the radiators are gorgeous :)

yonca said...

They look pretty Deb! Wonderful job!

ethelmaepotter! said...

I never knew radiators could be so beautiful - can you believe I've never actually seen in one person?
So looking forward to more pictures - I'm a decorating buff, a history buff, and an architecture buff - put that all together and you have one intrigued follower!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

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2 Toddlers and Me said...

I love the designs on them. It really makes them stand out.

staceyjwarner said...

those are beautiful and remind me of an apartment i lived in, in seattle.

much love

Arizona Mamma said...

Something very captivating about their charm. Good call placing them out where everyone can see.

Mrs Montoya said...

We remodeled our house a couple of years ago, but it's relatively "new" (1940's) compared to yours. Those radiators are absolutely beautiful. I love the charming features in old homes.

mama-face said...

Whoa, I did not know radiators could be that detailed and beautiful. I am really looking forward to your home show each Wednesday. I've fantasized about restoring an old home; but I'm positive I don't have the patience.

(is that a red wall I see? :) )

Natalie said...

Oh,oh,oh! i love them! and also I LOVE the red walls!!!!!
I have a very similar colour in my son's room. :D

Respectfully Yours said...

Nice job, looks amazing.

blueviolet said...

Those really are pretty! I love the detail on the metal. I can see why you saved them.

Janie B said...

I know you already have it, but I wanted to give you an award anyway, so it's on my blog.

Sarah said...

I absolutely LOVE those old radiators. And I love how the white looks against your red wall.
The wordless is hard :)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Those are some fancy hot-water radiators. They turned out beautifully too!

Martha in PA said...

They are beautiful, I never lived with old radiators like that, but my grandmother's apartments always seemed to have them!

Heather said...

I remember those from my childhood, none that detailed and beautiful.

gayle said...

Oh I just love old things!! The radiators turned out beautiful!! But I thought we were going to see more...

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I think I would like your house very much!

ZenMom said...

That is so cool. I'm impressed.

newmumover40 said...

I LOVE your blog layout! Fantastic! Also love the heater. I've never seen such intricate design on one before. Nice.

honeypiehorse said...

We have that kind too but not as elegant

kys said...

I'm looking forward to the rest or this series. I love older homes. They have so much character.

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

These are absolutely awesome looking. I remember the ones in my old apartment. They looked nothing like this.

Buckeroomama said...

I love the details on the radiator! :)

Frugal Vicki said...

Very fancy, def. not what you would think of for a hot water radiator.