Just a reminder of what it looked like before:
And the huge cracked mirror behind the artwork on the mantle . . .
. . . which we had to dismantle . . .
We know the mirror wasn't original to the house because it was stamped with "April '52" all over the back.
Spackle, spackle, paint, paint, paint! Swap in the boy's couch for mine and grab the painting from the dining room.
My grandma was stoked to see her clock over the mantle.
I found this label in the attic when Greg and I tried to fix the noisy bathroom fan.
The last mention of the Albina Shingle Company in The Oregonian was on May 3, 1946 when the factory burned down. So I think that label dates from pretty close to when the house was built in 1938. It very likely came in the package with the original roof.
The view from the dining room.
Of course, these didn't go anywhere. I will not apologize for my Battlestar Galactica prints.
What do you think? Are my modern pieces playing well with the boy's traditional couch or do I need to kick him out?