Uncovering the past.
Remodeling at the Weekend Farmgirl ranch has been beyond my wildest imagination. As we dig into each room, a new story unfolds. This room in the main house is now affectionately called The Brown’s Room after I discovered its origins while searching the records at the local museum.
Originally built in the early 1920’s, this room served as the Brown Family’s main room at the cabin. As we started pulling drywall off the walls we uncovered an original window and what looks like a shelf nook. You can also see the original siding on these stripped walls. This was originally the south side of the cabin and over the years, various owners have added to this main house, thankfully just leaving these treasures protected inside the wall.
I’ve decided to keep this original handiwork in place and figure out a cool way to back the window portion so that we’re not looking at drywall. The little shelf nook is very charming. The shelves were removed at some time in the past to add drywall to this room but the original arched header still remains in place with its original pencil marks a sweet reminder for the carpenter to get the arched portion cut just right.
Another important treasure that we uncovered is the original fireplace in this room. Once we removed the modern day drywall from around the brick fireplace, we found remnants of original stone fireplace. Our hope is to also restore this to something closer to the original.