i've been wanting to blog about our home for a while, but it's hard to know where to start! my husband and i got super lucky and found our dream house for a great price because it was stuck in the middle of a half assed remodel. as soon as we started house shopping, it was the first and only house we had to look at. we've been here for 4 years now, and honestly, if i have my way, i won't ever live anywhere else.
it sets near the heart of our little town, and we think it was built around 1898. there is a lot of history here, but i'll save that for another post! we've been slowly rennovating and making the house look like us, and i'm so happy with the progress we've made so far. i say "we" but mosty i mean bradley, because without him everything would still just be a dream. i help with the design and colors, but the work is all him. i should help with the laboring more, but he's just such a machine! i just try to stay out of the way while he goes to work.
the biggest project he has tackled so far is a giant brick wall in our entry way, which leads to an amazing ceiling. the first time we saw the house, he knew that we needed to open up the stairwell and brick the wall. it took almost 4 years to actually make it happen, most of that time was spent hunting for a cheap way to brick (thanks craigslist!)
here is an entry way before and after, but there are a LOT more pictures of the process after the jump!