The before pics. That door at the far end connects the west and east wings. The office is to the right of that door. The guest bathroom is to the right of the office and the closet is to the right of the guest bathroom. To the left is the door to my room/office.
Check out that weird thing on the floor that looks like a rug. It isn't. It is a floor patch. We didn't notice that because there was a rug on it. It is there because the original house had a chimney there. There is a door in my room/office that leads to the attic. And if you go up to the attic, you will see part of the chimney up there. Down below the patch was the old furnace. Before we moved in, Tom had the floor fixed and, let me tell you, our contractor did a wonderful job fixing it. If you look at the picture below, you will not be able to tell there was a patch.
The after pic.
Besides calla lilies and day of the dead stuff, I am obsessed by crosses. This is on one side of the hall tree.
On top of the hall tree is our chicken. We bought the chicken at the Mountain Heritage festival where we used to live. I loved it. It is big and fat and made from a gourd. The weird doll beside it was bought by Tom when he went to China. He is old and a little demented but he is kind of cool.
More pots. This one is from Mexico. The paper flowers are also from Mexico.
That weird box in the middle is actually our doorbell. How old is that? It is cool and sounds nice but hogs up the whole wall. So we decided to put up some of our masks. The one on the left is from Nicaragua. The one on the right is from China. The painting below is from our artist friend, MANO. You will see we have a few of his paintings. We love his work.
The doll on the right is made by my friend, Zan. She is an incredible artist who mainly works in pottery but she also does other art. She makes dolls and when I saw this one, I had to have it. She is made of yarn. She is crocheted. It is a cat knitting and I love it. The angel is from Nicaragua. Tom bought her when he went there without me.
On the top shelf: A cool tin we bought in Madrid, Spain. We also bought the little bull in Madrid as well. There is a Frida Kahlo candle and a Frida Kahlo box. The jug next to that is made by Zan as well. The jug has three faces and it really cool. I also have an assortment of candles. mainly with Day of the Dead motifs and Frida Kahlo.
As you can see, the Day of the Dead and Frida madness continues. The little bus and woman with little kids were gifts when I left my job in Santa Fe. They all knew I was crazy for Day of the Dead stuff. The doll on the right is from Jamaica. If you turn her over she is the day, right now she is the night.
On the bottom shelf is a paper mache devil. I loved him the minute I saw him. The middle doll is a Katrina. Katrina's are Day of the Dead icons. And lastly, is my little Frida Kahlo doll.
We bought this mask in Costa Rica.
Of course, a calla lily switch plate.
This is a view of the whole hallway. The mask on the arch is from Puerto Rico. And way in the background, you can see our giant paper mache Katrina doll. And that's our cool black front door. If you haven't noticed, all our interior doors are black. I love the black doors. It reminds me of the Rolling Stones' song: Paint it Black.
I would be remiss in not highlighting our hardwood floors. They are oak and beautiful. They are throughout the house except for bathrooms. I am pretty sure the guest room has hardwood floors but it has carpet. And our master bedroom has carpet but since that is an addition to the original house, it probably does not have hardwood floors.
I love them and, for some reason, they are easier to clean than the hardwood floors in our old house.
Well that's another part of the new house. I still have to focus on the living room, kitchen and my room. Our bedroom is a snooze fest and out master bathroom is so 80's. We are definitely going to renovate the master bathroom at some point.