STONE HOUSE REVIVAL FARMHOUSE OVERHAUL
ARE YOU A FAN OF DIY NETWORK’S STONE HOUSE REVIVAL?
If you’re new here, let me introduce myself. I am Denise Sabia and I am the design coordinator for DIY Network’s Stone House Revival.
Season 3 premiered a few weeks ago. Stone House is on every Wednesday at 9pm Eastern on the DIY Network.
Did you watch last night’s episode?? What was your favorite part?
Here’s a little recap in case you missed it…
Jeff Devlin is challenged to bring out the history in an 1802 farmhouse that has had a number of questionable renovations throughout its 200 years. His clients a farmhouse overhaul!
They would like original stone and ceiling beams in the dining room and a complete overhaul of the fireplace in the living room. He and his team dive in and find surprises in both the dining room and living room, but they’re able to turn both rooms into historically accurate spaces fit for this 1802 home.
I SOOOO wish I could show your before pictures of this room, but they are no where to be found on my computer. This family has lived in this Farmhouse for 25 years and collected A LOT OF STUFF! Great stuff, but it was a lot. Lately I’m a fan of editing what you have. And, if you have too much, you can always swap things out every other year.
The mantel…started out as this – a fallen tree from the homeowner’s yard.
Jeff used a chainsaw with a planner attachment to cut out the size he wanted for the mantel. He sent it to Sylvan Brant be dried in a kiln, then roughed it up a bit with a hand ax.
And the finished product…one of a kind.
Since this family had so many great vintage collections, I was able to source items from there 2,000+ sq ft barn – which held dozens of well organized collections of antique and vintage items – furniture and accessories. Like this thing with strings on the coffee table below. No clue what it is, but adds a conversation piece to the middle of the seating area, right?
Almost all of the accessories you see in this room where the family’s private collection. It’s so nice to use real vintage pieces to stage these rooms. I love the big home decor store, but vintage just works!
Even this hutch was from the family’s collection and it works perfectly.
Did you catch the musical instruments on top of the piano? The show goes by so quickly, smaller items are often edited out of the final scenes. These were also found in the barn. (I hope the family left them on top of the piano – yes, I often wonder what the rooms look like now)
All we had to do here was pop in some flowers…
The installation of the railroad lanterns were a personal favorite of mine, and not a peep about them was mentioned in this episode. So, here is their 15 minutes of fame. Let’s all take a moment for the antique lanterns….
I purposely left the original tag on one of the lanterns.
And the dining room…ahh, that wall. I don’t even care that the room was approximately 8′ x 8′. The wall is the most perfect color of stone, along with a teeny tiny lintel beam above the door. See it?
Some of you might not be a fan of track lighting. But, throughout the season , we found good use for the tracks in situations like this dining room. They work especially well when the ceiling is dark and the tracks are dark. They just disappear and allow the original ceilings to be the star.
You can see a pop of color in the bathroom. In such a tiny space it’s hard to photograph. But lot’s of great historically charming details in the bathroom , which I list below.
And, my favorite find…Mulford’s Pre-Digested Beef. Yum.
BM Kensinginton Blue
BM Ivory White
BM Simply White
Dining Room Walls
Living Room Walls
SW Amazing Gray
Sometimes it seems like 22 minutes just isn’t enough for you to see all the details that went into each renovations. I wanted to share with you some items that I think you will appreciate, but might have missed on last night’s episode. if you record the show, I’m sure you’ll notice these things once you go back and watch again. They are some of my favorites, so I wanted to make sure you saw them too.
Bathroom Light Fixture – Penn Station by Quizel
Shower Tiles by Avalon Flooring
Bathroom Fixtures by Kohler
(isn’t the cage TP holder the coolest?)
Dining Room Ceiling Lights – Track Lights by Progress
(a great solution when you NEED light but have exposed ceiling beams)
Did you notice the lanterns hanging from the wall? These lanterns were just a few in the homeowner’s 40+ collection handed down to him from a relative.
Hooks for lanterns from Lowes
Many of you send me questions about the furniture and accessories in the rooms. There is so much help that goes into pulling all these rooms together.
Lot’s of the new furniture pieces you see some from a local furniture store called Oskar Huber. They are amazing and help us bring our vision for the rooms to life.
Oskar Huber even provides us with artwork. These feathers were a fav of mine, as well as the vintage Philadelphia Prints you might have noticed around the walls in the living room.
Any questions? Just ask.