It all started with this room that was sunken-in with white tile and icky grout. Imagine wheel barrels of cement. Next, we added a much better fire place and hardwood floors.  And, like most rooms in this home, we transformed the walls from orange peel texture to a smooth surface.  


Old Spanish cabinet we discovered in Fort Worth on our anniversary a couple of years ago.  


Candlesticks were found while visiting the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.

Frame we picked up from a garage sale in our first year of marriage.

Deconstructed chair for chatting and a good read. 

We replaced the fireplace insert and had this iron grate made to coordinate with the staircase and added these sconces with a dimmer. The picture is from Horchow Finale. 







Hunted for an authentic vintage Spanish door for months to create privacy for an opening leading to our master suite. I found this one in a little salvage ship in Johnson City, Texas.


These pair of chairs were our original decorating inspiration from early in our marriage!  We still love them. 


Mirrored coffee table from Wisteria.

This "end-table" cabinet is from France.  It is an old cheese dryer purchased at the Homestead in Fredericksburg, Texas. Collection of vintage children's books and a rustic, iron foot from a Victorian bathtub leg found at an architectural salvage warehouse in New Orleans.   





Picked up some old books "sans" their covers.










We removed all the skimpy traditional molding, rounded out the corners, and smoothed out the orange-peel, textured walls. 


We took ALL the molding down and had the corners rounded. The walls have been smoothed out all over the house.



The floor in this home used to be white, ceramic tile and dark laminate. This particular room was sunken in an awkward sort of way. We poured cement to make a smooth continuous surface and added Anderson's hickory hardwood floors throughout most of our home. 



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