I love seeing old homes restored to their original beauty! Today I am excited to share the restoration of my brother and his wife’s 1920’s Colonial home. Jon and Shannon spent two years restoring every piece of this home and the transformation is jaw dropping. I would consider these two restoration purists because they really put a lot of thought and time into restoring all of its original features from when it was built almost 100 years ago.
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1920’s Colonial House Tour:
Jon and Shannon spent many weekends scraping this house and painting it white. They replaced the roof, gutters and waterproofed the exterior of the foundation.
Isn’t this the most charming house you have ever seen?!
Living Room Before
I love the transformation in this room. Do you see all of that woodwork?! Now imagine taking a heat gun and scraper to every part of those doors baseboards & mantle…NUTS! This house has so much love (and sweat) put into it.
Jon methodically worked his way around the house restoring the original woodwork. He used a Wagner heat gun to restore the woodwork and it worked really well.
Living Room After
Dining Room Before
Before the dining room was dark and dirty. There was paint all over everything – woodwork, windows and the sconces. They restored the wood floors, removed the paint from all baseboards and windows and they even repaired and restored the sconces on the wall.
Dining Room After
The restored original sconces really added charm to the home.
The kitchen was a mess. In this room they had to replace the ceiling, refinish the floors, find replacement tiles for behind the sink, fix up the interior of the cabinets and paint paint paint!! The updated kitchen has such a quaint and vintage feel.
They kept the same cabinets and repaired the broken backsplash.
Half Bath Before
This bathroom is super tiny and located right off of the kitchen.
Half Bath After
This bathroom was SO sweet once they finished the updates. They added a retro sink that gave the bathroom more space, painted the walls a moody green and added a large mirror.
Guest Bedroom Before
This bedroom was covered in wallpaper that was very challenging to remove.
Guest Bedroom After
Once this room was complete, it was a calming guest retreat for all of their friends.
The nursery had a beautiful set of built-in’s that they preserved.
Paint, new window treatments and new furnishings transformed this room.
The bathroom still has its original tiles and tub.
They scrubbed the tiles and added a dark gray to the walls to tie in nicely with the black band around the subway tiles.
Thank you Jon and Shannon for sharing your Colonial home restoration with us! 🙂 I am a proud big sis and love that I get to show off all of their hard work.