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Vintage Life:  Look Inside the Bungalow 2

Vintage Life: Look Inside the Bungalow 2

Posted by Aimee Talbot on 21st Jul 2012


So far I hope you’ve enjoyed the view of the outside and part one of the tour of the inside of our 1920s bungalow restoration project.  If you recall, we left you in the second bedroom with the green floor at the end of part one.  Now let’s walk back through the hallway away from the bathroom and past the stairs to the left.

You are now in the original dining room, which is painted the same startling yellow-gold hue as the front room with dark burgundy paint on the window casings, moldings, and original pine floor.  The room has an interesting hexagonal shape with three large windows.

The door to the right goes to the yellow-gold front room.  The windows look out over the dilapidated wheelchair ramp and driveway.  There is a pass-through window to the kitchen to the right of a burgundy wall, behind which is an original fireplace.

Now walk through the door to the left of that covered fireplace to reach the kitchen.

At first glance, the kitchen looks decent, but if you look closely, you’ll see white mold growing on the outside of the bottom cabinet to the right of the stove.  This mold completely covers the inside of the cabinets.  I’ll spare you a peak inside the cabinets, oven, and microwave – it is truly gag nasty.


More white mold beginning to show on the outside of the lower kitchen cabinets – the door to the left is to a large pantry.  Notice the original beadboard ceiling.

That’s the stove you see at the back of the photo, while the space below the 1970s vintage chandelier was used as a dinette area.

The refrigerator was on the long wall in the kitchen, with the far door to the left going to the pantry.  The door to the immediate left goes out to the utility room and garage, we’ll get to those.  Turn around now and you’ll see the wood-paneled family room, with a view out to the back yard.  I know you’re hoping we’ll be able to save that avocado green and harvest gold patterned linoleum floor.

Oops, looks like there was a fire – not going to be able to save that linoleum floor after all.  Turn back around and head out through the door on the left to the utility room and garage.  Take a moment to notice the water damage on the ceiling to the left of the fan as you walk by.

But that’s it for today. We’ll finish the house tour in the next blogpost with views of the utility room, garage, and the upstairs.

 Aimee owns with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina.  Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!