Lately, I’ve been busy planning our latest restoration efforts–fundraising, researching, meeting with experts, consolidating budgets, and looking through old plans.
I’ve come to find out just how lucky I am. The Wren’s Nest is in decent shape thanks to our last restoration that occurred between 1985 and 1992.
Here’s what the house looked like before–
And here’s what it looked like last spring from a kind of similar angle–
(Note: the stairs are wider now, as they were in Joel Chandler Harris’ day)
Part of my job has included sifting through big boxes filled with pictures, plans, receipts, assessments, and stuff. I figure you might be interested in the pictures part.
Thankfully, our restoration won’t be nearly so drastic as before. They had a mess on their hands.
This was the library.
And this is the library now.
This photo of the hall looks like it was taken when restorations were underway–
And what it looks like now–
Our dining room–
And today’s dining room–
Finally, the bathroom–
Looks like they were well underway here.
You’d be surprised at how many people try and use that toilet. Seems clearly marked to me.