I recently came across this painting project by Charlotte over at The Modern Midwestern Home:
Charloltte did a great job creating the herringbone pattern on a wall in her kitchen. Pretty fantastic, don’t you think? And also pretty fantastic is that grid detail on the door. I assumed that it was a DIY project, but Charlotte said that the doors are original to her 1941 house.
Soooooooo much better than the typical raised panel doors that are the go-to doors for builders today. They definitely knew how to add character to homes 60 years ago! Another case in point – this abandoned old house near the village of Benburb, Co. Tyrone in Northern Ireland. Just look at that great door and all the amazing window details…
Photo by ©NIreland eye, via Flickr
Here are some more amazing abandoned houses & buildings from Design Your Way:
Filthy, money, and amount of elbow grease required aside, I would LOVE to get my hands on an old house and restore it to its former glory.
Do you live in an old house with the original details?