Our Sunshiny Mid-Century Modern House!

There will be some before and after photos, but to get the full view of the before house please go to:  HenderBalz Blog: Adventures at Home !

As always if you want to see the full photo album, click on any of the photos!

Welcome to the Living Room!

From House House Lovely House!

We may just leave this oh-so-not mid-century couch in this room as both the room and the couch are big and they fit each other!

94% of everything else in the living and dining rooms is from the Mid-Century!

Matter of fact, most of the house is furnished with mid-century items…down to the set of Sears flatware my Mom gave me as a teen probably for my hope chest!

New Living & Dining Above…
Old Below!

From Melbourne House

You get the point…new paint, furniture and personal touches!

The Foyer…

Could not pass up the light fixture that Jim rebuilt and the Sears star burst clock that my Step Father fixed!

From House House Lovely House!
From House House Lovely House!

A corner here…

The Above Corner has my Mid-Century Belt Chair and a bunch of drift wood in the corner!

From House House Lovely House!
From House House Lovely House!

And a corner there!

The above Corner has our somewhat collection of international stools…two are old, one is from Honduras!

From House House Lovely House!

The Dining Room!

From House House Lovely House!

We love our new OLD dining room lamp that Jim rebuilt!

And now our bedroom!

From House House Lovely House!

Oh so cool, airy and grey with a splash of color!

New Above….
Before Below:

From Melbourne House

The other side (plus a tri-pod, an air filter and Chloe):

From House House Lovely House!

The Master Bath!

From House House Lovely House!

And Before!

No more carpet, stripped wall paper or dressing room lights!

From Melbourne House

Now…

THE FAMILY ROOM!

From House House Lovely House!

And what it used to look like!

From Melbourne House

The Whole Picture!

From House House Lovely House!

We want a cool low profile mid-century couch in this room, probably where the table and chairs are…but have not found one we like enough yet!

And Introducing…

THE KITCHEN!

From House House Lovely House!

And a similar view from before!

From Melbourne House

Bright and Happy!

From House House Lovely House!

Similar shot from before:

From Melbourne House

Personal Touches!

In the Kitchen:

From House House Lovely House!

And in a Hall!

From House House Lovely House!

TaaDaaa…

Jim’s new Office/Den/Man Cave!

From House House Lovely House!

And the old Dark Den!

From Melbourne House

Personal Touches in the Den!

From House House Lovely House!

And…

From House House Lovely House!

The guest room / Dawn’s Making Things Room!

Cozy Area!

From House House Lovely House!

And Work Area! (The table enlarges!)

From House House Lovely House!

The Pink Jack & Jill Bath just needed some love and a spit shine!

From House House Lovely House!

Half Bath is just a “happy” as before…

From House House Lovely House!

But updated!

From Melbourne House

And with personal touches!

From House House Lovely House!

The new front!

From House House Lovely House!

The old front!

From Melbourne House

Not sure you can tell the changes…

All the cranky 50-year-old bushes were removed and more tropical plants were put in AND the entire outside was painted!

From House House Lovely House!

Love our new mid-century style shutters and the pop of flower in front!

The new Landscaped Corner Island!

From House House Lovely House!

The old corner:

From Melbourne House

New side yard “Island” landscaping!

From House House Lovely House!

And if you ever visit (And you know YOU ALL are invited) the Garage Door Entrance Welcome Area!

From House House Lovely House!

WE Love our new place and had fun and some fights getting it to this point, but it is not still 100% done!

And 10 pieces in these photos, I created!  Can you guess which 10?

Look forward to finishing it completely!

And to buy Mid Century Modern Items for you Home…Visit Our Online Shop!

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Comments
  1. Rina says:

    LOVE IT AND CAN’T WAIT TO VISIT!!!

  2. balzarano says:

    WOW! It is really beautiful, nice work you two.

  3. Karen says:

    Beautiful job!

  4. Danielle kremer says:

    What a visionary you guys are. Looks Amazing:)

  5. Dianna says:

    Looks great. So I guess FL capture you two for a while! Love it! Happy New Year

    • HenderBalz says:

      Ha…Dianna…no where seems to have captured us yet…we are now back in VT! ;o) Hoping one day to get back to SF…where I left the “wanting to live” part of my heart! ;o)

      Happy New Year to you!

  6. Natasha says:

    Great job Dawn and Jim!! I love it!!

  7. Sandrine says:

    Beautifully done you two! It is so lovely and happy! l love the colored walls. Are you renting it while you are gone? or did you sale it?

  8. candy says:

    looks like you have been busy! Love the work on the house 🙂

  9. HenderBalz says:

    THANK YOU EVERYONE…HAD FUN DOING IT! It is being used while we are gone…but open for us whenever we want it and for other’s that want to visit it! ;o) I miss it already and can’t wait to just “hang out” there again! Of course there are more curtains to hang, lights to be put up, and organizing to do!

  10. Looks GREAT. Can you come do my 1975 1000 square foot CBS box south Florida house NEXT? I’ve been trying to figure out what to paint the outside of my house FOR FOREVER and I love your shutters. I think you’ve inspired me. Wonder what the color names of the paint and brand name that you used? I guess I will have to explore your site further and see if you posted the paint names. GREAT JOB. PS….I have the same ugly french provincial kitchen cabinets you had. HELP ME!!! LOL LOVE what you’ve done to your house. ENJOY debmassey@bellsouth.net
    Deb M.

    • HenderBalz says:

      Thank you!!!! Oh, I didn’t put paint names in the blog! I just had 2-5 samples of a color, painted it on the wall and just picked one. I can decide really easy on paint colors. Thought I was a big crazy to do so much of inside the house in yellow…but love it because it is always bright and sunny! I wanted more of a sea foam green for the outside, but my husband wanted blue…so I did the aqua blue with the yellow and white.

      If you look at earlier blogs you can see we did not spend a lot for the stuff inside the house too. Also we loved the original countertop in the kitchen, so we just painted the outside and alllll the insides of the cabinets and added the pulls/knobs/handles. We did retro VCT tiles which are really low in price…you have to find them in commercial departments with flooring companies.

      Good luck…ask me any questions!

  11. Dianna Wood says:

    Amazing Transformation! Love what you have done and can really appreciate the time and effort. I just about killed myself with only 520 sq feet to renovate! Really wonderful home you have created!

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