You would never know it, but behind this innocuous bathroom wall were stone walls over 150-years-old! Or whatever 2013 minus 1851 equals. It’s way too early to be mathy. Close enough.
See, Holly at Old Stone Walls is in the process of restoring her home – built in 1851 – back to its original farmhouse charm, which means many long hours spent chipping out old mortar from between each of these decades old stones to get it in the rustic/modern shape it’s in today.
Gorgeous! Totally worth the crippling arthritis it probably caused.
But that was only a small glimpse of what Holly and her husband had in store for their house. At some point in time, someone had added the unfortunate addition you see below. It didn’t jibe with the rest of the home, nor was it built to last even half as long as the original stone portion, so down it came. Yes, the whole dang thing! Holly and her husband tore it right off and rebuilt it so that it incorporated the original home seamlessly, not to mention bringing everything up to code, which is somewhat important you know.
I have more to share from Holly, come back later today to see her fabulous kitchen makeover!
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