My Husband Alan’s famous words: “But we did that already” and my answer, “Yes, but that was 23 years ago”. The plaster cracks needed to be repaired and the carpeting needed to be replaced, so we are at it again! Alan is on the ladder patching and painting. Trying to get it done as soon as possible so it doesn’t interfer too much with his ice fishing plans. We are in the middle of redecorating the dinning room, reception room and stairway, and living room areas. We will be lifting up carpet and having Joe at www.simplyhardwoodfloorsmanitowoc.com refinish the wood floors in all three rooms. Re-carpeting the stairway with a runner and exposing the oak steps. Paint in the dinning room and reception room.
When I look at the challenge of redecorating a house that is 106 years old, I always try to imagine how it might have been originally. After pulling a burlap type covering off of a section of the ceiling, I was pleased to find that the color I had picked out for the walls in that area was the same color that was under the paper. Bingo, right on target! We will also be re-wallpapering the living room area. In this room, I am using a Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper(www.bradbury.com) boarder call Arcadia. Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper is known for it’s original Arts and Craft historic designs.
I know several repeat guests that are familiar with the B&B will say there wasn’t anything wrong with it the way it was. I can guarantee it will be even better than before. So, If you are curious and interested in our progress, stay tuned. I will keep posting pictures of our progress. Once we are done, I would like to invite you to come and see us at the Red Forest Bed and Breakfast and let us know how we did.