May 31, 2009

The Hallway

Remember this photo of the living room?

The door to the hall is off the living room.Well, that middle door leads to the hallway.

Wide, pink hall.It's wide for a hall, 5 feet. About midway down on the left, you can see the door which goes into the spare room. The one across it on the right goes into the dining room. And yes, the pink carpet resides here too. We were able to get a good look under it, and the floor is covered with dark gray linoleum. Again, not sure what to do with it, but somehow pink carpet is less offensive in the hallway than in the living or dining rooms.

There's a quaint little feature on the left....

Little shelf for telephone & telephone book..... a telephone cubby.

Nice deep linen closetAt the end of the hall is a nice deep linen closet. It's interior color is that same worn out green which dominated the whole house at one time.

The hall takes a turn to the left here.....

The other end of the hall.... and this back door goes out onto the back porch. Unfortunately, we weren't given a key to it. However, this didn't deter DH, who simple lifted the door off it's hinges to remove it. After that, he was able to open the lock mechanism to take a look.

Old fashioned lock mechanismThis door also has two chains on it, so until we can do something about the lock, we can still secure it.

At the end of the hallway is a bathroom. I'll show you that next.

[UPDATE: To see what we did with the hallway, click here.]


Theresa said...

Wow, that is a nice wide hall! Great linen closet. You should paint the interior some wonderful bright color you wouldn't do a whole room in so that when you open it up you can smile each time! More pink carpet...yes, probably better than nasty old dark grey lino, but they have new modern lino and lino tiles that could work quite nicely with the addition of some beautiful handwoven runners. Certainly it would be easier to clean. I have a thing about carpet, just gives me the willies wondering what has really gotten into it.
I'm sure hubby can have his lock assembly rekeyed so that you have one but what a pain having to pull the door off hinges. As we all get the pics of the rooms I can easily see how you two fell in love with the place. It has a ton of charm and character just waiting for a loving family to bring it up to snuff.

Life Looms Large said...

Didn't I just see someone blog about how it wasn't very hard to lay hardwood in her studio???? (OK - it probably is really hard...and would be even harder in a curving hallway!!!)

There's no law that says you can't put a rug over the pink rug for now if the pink bugs you too much!! I say embrace the pink for now!!

When I saw the picture of your phone cubby, I thought it was a little nook for a statue, and I wondered what type of statue the previous owner had there! Ooops - a phone makes more sense!

It's great that your husband was so ingenious with the mysterious lock. I seem to have extra keys to things that aren't at my house. Sometimes I think I should throw them away, but they probably do fit something somewhere!!


bspinner said...

The carpet in our bedroom was pink and until we could afford to replace it we called it "dusty rose". Amazing what you can live with as long as you know it will be replaced.

I love the phone cubby. We had one in the house I grew up in. It housed our big black rotary telephone that connected us to a seven member party line.

Michelle said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I could SO make that place my home!

Anonymous said...

It's a lot of fun seeing your pictures. A lot of the things you're finding remind me of the farmhouse we rented when we were first married (built about the same time as yours) and a lot more remind me of the place we just moved into. We had that exact same pink carpet in one of the bedrooms. I picture the acres and acres of cheap pink carpet that must have been woven in the 80's and 90's.

We pulled all the carpets up no matter what was under them, they were so filthy. It's nice yours were hiding those beautiful floors underneath, at least in some areas.

Leigh said...

As you all can see, we really have our work cut out for us! But we love what we have to work with. The biggest problem is being patient as we take it one project at a time, one room at a time. :)

Antonio said...

Looks great, my dream personally was always to have a huge mirror hall (like Versailles)