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Riddle me This – Part 2

By on Nov 4, 2014 in Cellar, Wine Cellar | 0 comments

We had a little last minute change in the cellar. (And I am so glad that happened.) In order to cover it up, we decided to have a riddling rack wall made to store our wine. Form and function unite! We consulted with Kara O’Brien, who specializes in historic renovations and has a custom woodworker, and we came up with this cool idea. Kara sourced the wood from a 1740’s Kentucky bourbon distillery and from an 1840’s Athens cotton mill. Ryan came up with the great idea of painting the wall black so no concrete would show through the openings. Kara did a good job of teasing us along the way with pictures of the work in progress. We’re also making a barn door out of this in the kitchen for a little personality. All I can say is WOW! It turned out amazing. Our wine cellar has turned out far better than we originally planned, and the drywall piece and water filtration...

A fresh coat of paint and stain

By on Oct 25, 2014 in Addison's Bedroom, Back Porch, Bonus Room, First Floor, Foyer, Guest Bathroom, Guest Bathroom, Guest Bedroom, Kitchen, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Master Closet - Hers, Office - His, Powder Room | 0 comments

These two things go a LONG way. I was able to get a glimpse of the floors before they were covered up. We went a little darker and I’m really pleased with the color. The stain is Provencial. Ryan our awesome builder was able to source vintage heart pine and our “new” old floors look incredible! The Brazilian ipe we used on the back porch is amazing. This is not stained and is just sealed. What beautiful, natural colors this wood has. It’s also the hardest wood so we chose it for these properties for our back porch. They installed the ceiling fans – which will come in very handy on our Hotlanta days. And hung the screen doors (which we will seal and stain in a natural, wood color.) The rear deck was completed (and will be stained to match the screened doors.) The painters came this week and have been busy. Here’s the 3rd floor bonus room. We repainted...


By on Sep 2, 2014 in Addison's Bedroom, Back Porch, First Floor, Front Porch, Guest Bathroom, Guest Bedroom, Office - Hers, Second Floor, Third Floor | 0 comments

The countdown has started.  60 (ish) days and counting. Let’s hope we stay on schedule. It’s surely exciting to be nearing the finish line. We have pretty much chosen the paint colors. We are staying the same for the exterior. Back in 2010 when we repainted we consulted with Robert at Historic House Colors to match this home he did above. And will duplicate it on the back of the home. Jonathan is putting his photoshop skills to use for Ryan and his team since we have about 8 colors going on. I have always loved a blue porch ceiling. And we will soon be sporting Hazel on both the front and back porch ceilings. In the past I have been a fan of lots of color on the walls. This time we are going with a beautifully understated neutral in all of the common areas and getting the color from the fabrics. Thanks Scott! The ceiling will be a nice, warm white. Copen Blue will be the...