29 February 2012

Wallpaper V. Stencil??

Finding remnants of the old wallpaper got me all jazzed up about putting some wallpaper in Heavenhill. I don't want to go completely primitive with HH but more classy with some splashes of yesteryear here and there. I started looking at websites that host an amazing collection of vintage wallpaper. It is sooo much fun!

Then I started thinking about art..if it is too busy, you can't really put anything on the walls b/c it will clash with whatever is hung..plus nail holes in wallpaper... eeek!

So I thought just segregating one wall in the Kitchen for the wallpaper so it can be the art and then wrapping it into the hallway. Yes!!

I also am looking for that perfect color too..Are they too bright? too dark? Is it my Monitor?

After I narrowed my selections down I then made some mock ups of the kitchen in PAINT..mmhmm...that is not a typo! I no longer have PS since I bought my new laptop...sooo this is all that I could do.. so please don't laugh.

Also, I started looking at the stenciling idea. They have some groovy patterns out there and I think it may be easier..painting and stenciling vs. hanging wallpaper?

The cost would probably be lower too. Yes, I don't have to texture the walls if I wallpaper..but wallpaper is expensive and then the labor of hanging it.

Also.. it's a permanent deal. But it's SOOO Cool too! (I never thought I would ever say wallpaper is cool!)

Soo..what do you think? Which one do you like?

Stenciled (plus many more here)

Wallpaper A & B

Wallpaper C & D

Wallpaper D

25 February 2012

Turtle Turtle

A couple of weeks ago I spotted a passerby in the yard..he was pretty cute! I thought, ooh there must be rain around the corner and boy was that sign ever so right...over 2 inches that coming week!!

shotgun has no idear

want to swing?

24 February 2012


I am back...after a bit of a hiatus.
I am working on my beloved Heavenhill... Once it is complete, it will become a guest house for vacationers to rent. This will give me more control over the property and will allow me to enjoy HH when it is not occupied. I would rather do this (and hoping for a success) instead of renting it out as a primary residence.

I am hoping to host an Open House once I am done!! It has been in the family for ten years with not much done to it in the past 8.

So here's to a successful renovation!

back porch/yard


chicken coop

the attic....it took me two days to vacuum 115 years worth of dust

future living room probably was the bedroom back in the 1800s

"Quilt Room" added on probably in the 30s or 40s. Guest Bedroom and Bath

Standing in the Master/Gallery looking toward the front of the house which will be the Kitchen

Pieces of Wallpaper I found attached to the old walls. Would love to try to find something similar to hang in the kitchen.