Get ready for a shock! These next two photos are taken standing in the center of the old church, one taken in each direction. This is what we moved into because I could see the potential and dh - the ultimate DIY-er in my humble opinion - bought into my dream. Gotta love him!
These are a few shots of the living room area. A lot of pictures to look at I know but I really am proud of the job dh did of it all so bare with me! lol You can see the woodstove we put in - just a cheapie to supplement the new furnace but it sure makes it cozy. There is nothing nicer than the heat from a woodstove! The floors are the original church floors, refinished. Considering they are over a hundred years old now they are holding up well. You can see the new windows dh put in and the ceilings in the living room are 16 feet. He added a second floor but on either side of the living room with a separate set of stairs to each so we could enjoy the high ceilings in this one area.
This is the dining area - between the living room area and the kitchen. I have just noticed there seems to be a cat or part of one in every picture! lol - I guess that is to be expected when you have seven of them.
This is one set of stairs. This leads up to the two kid`s bedrooms. I decided to stencil the stairs one day and luckily my husband liked it! Here you can see one of the original stained glass windows. We left one in each stairwell. When you are coming towards the house from that side at night and the lights from inside are shining out through these windows they just seem to shout Welcome!
This is a view of my little library from the top of the other set of stairs - can you tell I have a thing for french doors? Outside the french doors is a balcony dh built for me so we can sit out there and see the mountains in the distance. It isn`t much of a mountain view but on a clear day they are pretty no matter how far off they are.
This is a view of the library from the other set of stairs. You can see down into the living room from that railing. I usually have a couple of quilts over the railing but you get a better view of the room this way I guess. Coming off the library here are my sewing room and the master bedroom but I did not take pictures of them.
Just another view of the living room. This is taken from the top of the stencilled stairs, from the same spot as I took the one across to the library. Anyway, I guess that this is it - all the photos I have taken. It amazes me what a great job dh did on all this - quite a lot of work for evenings and weekends! I am not sure if we will ever really be completely done but we get a bit closer all the time. I guess I am done bragging on him for now - thanks for looking! It was nice to have you visit my house!