Because Nick and Michele bought this house as a foreclosure, they were able to get a special construction loan that allowed them to completely gut the insides and start fresh, albeit on a fairly tight time-table. They took down walls, hung barn-style doors to separate spaces, and inserted closets (and even a bathroom under the stairs) where none had been before. The outside got painted just recently, and the landscaping out front was completed the day before Porchfest.
Nick made the giant prints hanging in the dining room and framed them using reclaimed floor boards taken from old houses around town. (For a while he and a friend sold mirrors framed in reclaimed wood, until the wood stash ran out.)
Michele got this Buddha lamp at an antique shop in Five Points.
The windows are original, but the laminate floor (which is beautiful and does not look like laminate to me), the molding, and all the paint and fixtures are new.
Michele used spray paint to unify this collection of jars-turned-candle-holders, using her favorite Little Bo Peep bottle as the centerpiece.
Carlos, looking so sweet and innocent . . .
This kitchen is fully equipped for a chef. And let me tell you, Nick does not let it go to waste.
Michele's responsible for painting a lot of the furniture and arranging all the little vignettes. Nick made quite a bit of the artwork, including the painted skulls.
The whole family: Carlos above, Yara below, and the people in charge (ha!) are Michele and Nick.