Stoned Age

Stoned Age

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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  1. January 21, 2013 / 3:57 PM…goodness!!! Gorgeous!

  2. Anonymous
    January 21, 2013 / 4:05 PM

    We have been renovating/restoring our 1921 home now going on year four. We have been chipping away at uncovering the center brick chimney so it will be completely exposed on all three floors. So much work but so worth it..!

  3. January 21, 2013 / 4:46 PM

    Very cool.
    Thanks for sharing
    Mingz Eclectic Creations

  4. January 21, 2013 / 4:51 PM

    I cant wait to see more from her. Our home was built in 1860 and as I say “we’ll never be bored”…esp since we do all the work ourselves.

  5. Caroline
    January 21, 2013 / 5:23 PM

    Wow, those stone walls are beautiful(but I can’t help thinking about all the spiders that could live in them!).

  6. January 21, 2013 / 5:43 PM


    I can’t believe someone covered up that gorgeous stone! CRAZY!

    So beautiful, I am sure it was worth all the back breaking effort/work.

  7. January 21, 2013 / 9:24 PM

    I LOVE the stone, it gives the bathroom so much character, although I would hate to dust that wall.

  8. stephbo93
    January 21, 2013 / 9:36 PM

    That stone wall is so gorgeous, I literally gasped when I saw it. Who knew that would be hiding back there?!? Beautiful!!!

  9. January 21, 2013 / 9:40 PM

    Wow, that addition is soooo much better than the last!

  10. Wendy
    January 21, 2013 / 10:53 PM

    I really do love the new bathroom. My only problem with it is the 2nd sink. You’re standing right next to the toilet and don’t have much room. Other than that I would so want as mine.

  11. January 21, 2013 / 11:17 PM

    Love the stone, but wouldn’t it make the bathroom cold, as in no insulation?

  12. January 22, 2013 / 3:57 AM

    So beautiful! That makes me want to find some old broken down farm house to renovate! I’m sure there is one of those hanging around out here in Phoenix, right?

  13. January 22, 2013 / 8:02 AM

    I love the bathroom! We overhaul our flat now and my fiance wanted to make bathroom in stone. I’m sure he’ll like it too 🙂

  14. January 22, 2013 / 1:45 PM

    SO COOL!!!! Love the house!

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