Way back in July of last year, I posted photos of the first floor of my mom’s house and promised there would be more to come. Then, last month, I posted about the house on Hometalk, and it was a big hit and people said a lot of nice things. This was lovely and gratifying, for both my mom and me, but it also meant that lots of people kept asking me when they would see MORE. The pressure!
So I started pestering my poor mother relentlessly to get the upstairs bedrooms ready for me to come take pictures of, and she DID, and here you go!
To recap a bit for those who haven’t read the first post, this is the house I grew up in, and my Dad and grandfather built it themselves. Now my Mom and stepfather and several dogs (their own plus assorted foster dogs (the foster dogs are with Cockers & More rescue, which is mostly who we foster for, too) live there.
Last post I got a of questions about sources of various furniture, etc….the answer is nearly always that things came from my mom’s shop, A Classy Flea. Which means that, sadly, you probably won’t be able to find a duplicate easily. But you should stop by and find your own amazing things if you live in the Atlanta area; they always have fabulous stuff there, and the prices are great.
Okay! I took too many pictures! Here they are!
To orient you….today I’m showing you the whole upstairs, which has two bedrooms, one at the front of the house and one at the back; in between there’s a hallway with a laundry nook and a bathroom off of it. The bedroom in the front of the house was originally open space all the way up to the roof–part of the great room below. At some point they needed the extra space and finished it off. Right now these are the only two bedrooms in the house. Originally there were two small bedrooms downstairs and one bigger one (the current master) upstairs; today one of those smaller rooms has been opened up to the kitchen and is used as a den, and the other is being used as an office.
The staircase is tucked in behind the fireplace in the living room; you come up it and end up in the hallway with the bedroom in the front of the house to your left. We’ll go there first.
This is a guest room/my kids’ room for when they visit, although, truthfully, they haven’t spent the night here in quite awhile. My older kids are a little old for it and Abe….well. Once Abe learns to stop waking us up every night, then maybe he can go have a fun sleepover with his grandmother in his adorable little bedroom there. Sigh. It’s got a seaside/Nantucket theme going on, and it might be my favorite room in the house (I’m quite partial to kid rooms. And to oceans).
Phew! That was a lot of pictures! And there’s so much more! Actually, I think I took the most of the kids’ room because, as I mentioned, love this room, and because the light was the nicest in here. But let’s take a quick look at the hallway now:
…and then take a look at the bathroom up here. The house has two pretty small bathrooms–this one up here (remember there was only one bedroom up here originally, so this is the master bath), and a smaller one downstairs.
And now on to the master bedroom! Rosie the Pomeranian was hanging out on the bed. My mom adopted then 14 year old Rosie from the shelter after her owners turned her in :(. Three years later, she’s still going strong, and, my mother reports, is “the best dog ever.”
And there you have it! Part 2 of a tour that will, eventually (no promises on when!) be a 4 part tour. We still have the bathroom and office downstairs and then the screen porch coming up soon(ish).