The living room was a disaster when we moved in...
there was a big black stain on the carpet and the neighbours told us that a renter had changed the oil of his Harley Davidson in the living room....
maybe that's why renters often have a bad reputation!
We had wall to wall carpet installed in place of the stained carpet and knew this would be a temporary measure.
The front porch previously had been opened up and made a part of the living room.
Bungalows typically have porches so this was an unfortunate "muddle."
We made the best use of the space and then one year when we were on the train coming back from Palm Springs visiting Mr. HB's parents' on their snowbird expedition we decided that we wanted to put the porch back
despite the fact that it would make our living room tiny.
Here you can see just how much space we are losing in order to restore the front porch
approximately 6 X 12 feet.
This wood window was made by Vintage Wood works
you'll have to trust me when I say that it was an "investment" piece.
(Several thousand dollars and we got a deal!)
The wall backing onto the newly restored front porch....looking good!
These photos are old and we have had the Morris chairs reupholstered.
The wall to wall carpet is gone and has been replaced by area rugs.
We have a few more bits and bobs in the room now and you'll see when I post the next few images.
We are so comfortable sitting in our Humble Bungalow living room...
it is a great place to entertain.
Mr. HB did most of the work...
I did do some of the painting, even though Mr. HB says that I am not "a very good painter!"
Good help is hard to find but the price was right!
(scary 80's hair)
More Ugly Truths to come...stay tuned.