Today I am excited to share a beautiful restoration of this American Colonial style home. Who doesn’t like to see an old home brought back to life?
My brother and his wife spent two years restoring every piece of this home and the transformation is jaw-dropping.
Their goal was to uncover the original features of the home and highlight all of the wonderful details. The original hardwood has been restored and the old sconces have been repaired and rehung. All of the paint on the fireplace and baseboards was removed and the house looks as good as the day it was built!
Want to see more historic home transformations? Get the full before and after tour of the Historic Denver Bosler House with complete details on the exterior and interior restoration of the home.
1920’s American Colonial Style Home Restoration
Jon and Shannon spent many weekends scraping this house and painting it white. They replaced the roof, the 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 heat gun to remove most of the paint on the baseboards and fireplace mantle 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
Hot water and a wire brush do wonders to remove old paint!
The kitchen was a mess. When they moved in, the kitchen needed a new ceiling, new floors, tiles from the backsplash were missing and paint was chipping everywhere.
With a new ceiling and the wood floors restored, the kitchen already looks like a different space! They found replacement tiles for the backsplash and gave the entire room a fresh coat of paint. The updated kitchen has such a quaint and vintage feel.
Half Bath Before
The half bathroom is super tiny and located right off of the kitchen. It is small but mighty and unique for this type of home to have a bathroom on the first floor.
Half Bath After
They made sure to make this little half-bath shine! They added a retro sink that gave the bathroom more space, painted the walls a moody green, and added a large mirror.
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Guest Bedroom Before
This bedroom was covered in wallpaper that did NOT want to come off! They relied on a steamer to remove all of the wallpaper in the room.
Guest Bedroom After
Once this room was complete, it was a calming guest retreat for all of their friends. Adding neutral paint colors allowed the original features like the beautiful wood doors to pop!
The nursery had a beautiful set of built-ins that they preserved.
Paint, new window treatments, and new furnishings transformed this sweet little room.
The main bathroom still had most of the original features from the 1920s. This included the subway tile, basket weave floor tile, tub & medicine cabinet.
They cleaned 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 sharing their stunning American colonial style home restoration with us! 🙂 I am a proud big sis and love that I get to show off all of their hard work.
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Thursday 3rd of December 2020
The 1920’s Colonial restoration is absolutely magnificent. I purchased a 1910 American Colonial in the Germantown section of Philadelphia 9 years ago for my then 2 year old and I. I have been in search of ideas for restoration since then. Thank you for sharing.
Friday 4th of December 2020
Your home sounds fabulous! I am so glad you enjoyed the post, my brother and his wife are very talented.