I am so excited to post this first Friendly Feature on my brother and sister-in-law, Jon and Shannon! Jon and Shannon bought this 1920’s colonial style home and couldn’t wait to restore this home and bring it back to its former glory.
I would describe Jon and Shannon as purists when restoring a home. They respect the history of a house and take pride in bringing out all of the original features. They spent two years transforming each room and the house is truly a masterpiece!
Enjoy the tour of this fantastic restoration of a 1920’s colonial style home.
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.
Is this not 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.
Here is Jon, methodically working his way around the house restoring the original woodwork.
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.
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.
Big thanks to Jon and Shannon for letting me show off their house on my blog. 🙂 I am a proud big sis and love that I get to show off all of their hard work.