I need this house. Right now!!! #Repost@statelysf (@get_repost)
Vanity share: The Queen Anne Victorian Roland G. Gamwell House in Fairhaven Washington was built in 1892. Fairhaven (or the Fairhaven Village) was a settlement in Washington state founded in the late 1880s. In 1903 it became part of the city of Bellingham.
Today’s post is not so glamorous. Now that we have all of the wallpaper down we have begun the laborious job of cleaning. Many of the walls that had paper on them have glue left behind that must be removed, but that’s not what has turned this vinegar/water solution swampy brown. It’s nicotine and tar from years of smoking 😰 So when I say we are cleaning the walls I really mean we are scrubbing down the trim, bass boards, walls, you name it, all while trying to not ruin the wood work. We will of course prime the walls in hope to cover up stains and smells before painting, however, in my search to find the best primer everyone suggest that you clean first. Not only for a better paint job, but for our health. Did you know that there is now a thing called third hand smoke?! Third hand smoke according to the Mayo Clinic is “residual nicotine and other chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke. People are exposed to these chemicals by touching contaminated surfaces or breathing in the off-gassing from these surfaces. This residue is thought to react with common indoor pollutants to create a toxic mix including cancer causing compounds, posing a potential health hazard to nonsmokers — especially children. Thirdhand smoke clings to clothes, furniture, drapes, walls, bedding, carpets, dust, vehicles and other surfaces long after smoking has stopped. The residue from thirdhand smoke builds up on surfaces over time. To remove the residue, hard surfaces, fabrics and upholstery need to be regularly cleaned or laundered. Thirdhand smoke can't be eliminated by airing out rooms, opening windows, using fans or air conditioners, or confining smoking to only certain areas of a home.” Sounds great right 🥴 So everything that can be taken out must come out and everything that can’t is being cleaned.... Any volunteers? 😜 #thisoldhess#oldhouses#oldhouse#oldhomes#thirdhandsmoke#cleaningwithvinegar
This little modified Pon-Pon has got plenty of style 🚕🗺. YEAH, YEAH little GTO. Head over to www.the-coastalconfidence.com for some summer road trip inspiration, just in time for this week’s warm weather. Today we’re breaking down our Antique Trail For Connecticut’s Eastern Shoreline. Visit the #linkinbio for more details. #newengland#gto
It may not look like much but it's all in the details. As I mentioned before, @omnibedfordsprings was our inspiration for our renovation. We wanted to make our home feel like our go-to vacation destination. The Springs is our favorite place to get away and actually relax and enjoy each other's company. Don't get me wrong, we appreciate places like Disney world but we come home from those vacations ready to plan an actual relaxing vacation to recoup from the craziness.
Anyway, we found this brass footrest at an antique shop in Bedford and, after speaking to the seller, I learned he pulled it out of an old building right down the street. Bringing these pieces with history in to the house gives the house soul. It may sound cheesy but I can't think of a better word. It's not just another decoration, it has meaning. Now, I just need to find the perfect stools. Not just any stool will do!