Yesterday Was My Anniversary

Not my wedding anniversary, but my blog anniversary.  WordPress reminded me it’s been 4 years since I started Let’s Face the Music.

One of the first photos I posted was this groundplan of the first floor..
One of the first photos I posted was this groundplan of the first floor..

 

Now the first floor has a kitchen addition to the left of the dining room, a conservatory with full bathroom the right, and a covered porch outside the mudroom that used to be the kitchen.
Now the first floor has a kitchen addition to the left of the dining room, a conservatory with full bathroom the right, and a covered porch outside the mudroom that used to be the kitchen.

There’s been a lot of nonsense during that time and things have really changed at The Glade which is the name of our house.

The living room before the renovation.
The living room before the renovation.

Before the renovation the front door opened into the living room.  We had a lot of furniture in there including the 2 love seats which are now in the conservatory.

The blue chairs French style wing chairs from the 1950s (when my mother and grandmother each bought one) are still in the living room.
The blue chairs French style wing chairs from the 1950s (when my mother and grandmother each bought one) are still in the living room.

The blues chairs are still in the living room.

Secretary and Windsor chair inherited from my grandmother.
Secretary and Windsor chair inherited from my grandmother.
The window behind the child's rocker used to be the front door.
The window behind the child’s rocker used to be the front door.

Although the coffee table is the same, the new sofa is from Ikea.

I love the fireplace mirror so I'm keeping it there just as it has always been.
The secretary and its Windsor chair have moved but the fireplace mirror is just as it has always been.

We also moved the secretary to the wall between the living room and dining room.

The fireplace wall before the renovation.
The fireplace wall before the renovation.

The living room used to be painted a creamy yellow something like the Waterbury Cream of the current kitchen but now it’s Revere Pewter.

Please ignore the clutter on the floor.
Please ignore the clutter on the floor.
Earlier this week it looked like this.
Earlier this week it looked like this.

We’re really delighted with the new rooms, the new colors, the old furniture at The Glade

Do you mix old and new?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

10 thoughts on “Yesterday Was My Anniversary”

  1. I enjoy seeing ‘before’ and ‘after’ floorplans which explain changes more clearly than just photos. Now I realize all the work you’ve done; and nicely, too.

    1. My mother went out in the early 1950s and each bought a living room chair for her house. Although at the time the upholsteries were different, the chairs were almost exactly alike except for some carving on the bottom. I grew up with these chairs. Maybe, if I can find some photos, I’ll post the evolution of these chairs. Jo

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