This house is worth another look, so I’m sharing again. I don’t think Cindy is blogging anymore and when I click over I got an error message, so I’m going to link to her Facebook page. I know they moved out of this house to another one, but this house was definitely a stunner that you’ll enjoy seeing!
I began seeing this fairly new blogger around in the last year or so and finally checked out her blog and am getting to know her a little better. This pretty lady has had an online shop for a few years now, but really started blogging to share her 1970’s house renovation and wow, is it a stunner. If you like French Country style, you will love Edith and Evelyn Vintage. Cindy is the blogger and she named the blog after her late mother and mother-in-law, Edith and Evelyn. I think you’re going to enjoy this renovation story! I love to see a down trodden, good bones home come alive with new owners and Cindy and her hubby have definitely loved on this home, making it their own.
The pretty Cindy, the lady behind the blog. She has always been a lover of vintage things and learned it from her mom and I love how she scours estate sales and finds the deals to use in her home. It’s so lovely and I think you’re going to love it.
They live in Missouri, where Cindy grew up and purchased this 1972 fixer upper, a custom built home that had been neglected and had never been updated. But, it had some amazing architecture for its time and had great bones.
The exterior even has some Old World charm and with all the hard work Cindy and her hubby did inside, they have transformed many rooms already. I think there are a few more to go, but today I’m showing the finished parts.
You have to see the Before and After foyer pics! They’ve just completed this project and it is a WOW factor for sure. Their 1970’s home had such great bones with iron railings, woodwork, planked ceilings and more, but the rose carpeting on these stairs had to go. Be sure and check out Cindy’s post on that for all the details.
The living room got a major makeover and Cindy put her finishing touches on the decor.
It’s all cozy and calming and very inviting.
Of course, the old brick fireplace got painted as well as many of the built-ins throughout the house.
Cindy has a beautiful style and has that magic touch in all her rooms.
Doesn’t this look so cozy now?
I couldn’t resist showing a few Before pictures, since I know how much hard work goes into a home renovation when you are doing it yourself.
Adding planks to the ceiling, lots of paint and trim details on the cabinets later, Cindy has one beautiful French Country kitchen now!
They splurged on marble countertops and even repurposed the original island.
It now oozes charm and quaintness.
I just adore all the details that Cindy did to this house.
They knocked down a wall between the kitchen and breakfast area. You can see all the details on Cindy’s blog.
The brick round detail is original to the house and it’s so charming.
They added lots of built-ins and made them special with shelving and paint.
Cindy has collected some gorgeous pieces in her thrifting journey during the years and it definitely shows in her home. She also has an Etsy shop with lots of her finds for sale.
Peeking into the dining room.
Let’s see what this space looked like before! Wow, a time capsule of the 70’s, with parquet floors (she kept those and they are charming), fancy drapes, and damask flocked wallpaper. But it definitely has good bones.
Just look at that same view now!
What a difference lots of hard work, a good eye for details, and vintage style can do for a space.
Those original stain glass windows can now be showcased without all the frou-frou in the way.
An original brick wall and charming arch going to the family room adds such architectural appeal. I think Cindy found a gem in this house, don’t you?
The master bedroom got a huge makeover and I just love it. Check out that planked ceiling again, sure does add a lot of character to a space.
A found settee got a makeover for the window area.
They added those built-ins, but they look original.
Cindy and her hubby have created a beautiful house out of a 1970’s classic home. It has been brought up to date for the 21st century and a new lease on life. I love to see renovation stories like this! Hope you enjoyed the tour through Cindy’s home and stop over and say hello to her at Edith ad Evelyn Vintage. I know you’ll enjoy checking out her blog!
Jean from Georgia says
You picked a real winner to share with us today. Thanks so much for sharing.
Stacey Keeling says
I’m pretty sure this is one of the prettiest homes ever!!
Tammy Lagaly says
I found this blog a few months ago and it is jaw dropping beautiful!
I’ve been following Cindy’s blog for a while and I believe my two favorite parts of her house she has totally renovated are the ceilings throughout her house and her new entryway with the spiral staircase (that
previously had carpet with roses all over it). Thanks Rhoda for sharing her blog!
Tara Sayers Dillard says
Killing the 70’s takes on a whole new meaning.
Becky in 'Bama says
Ah, so beautiful yet livable. Subdued color – but COLOR. Loved those stained glass windows that some folks would have ripped out in a fit of ‘let’s kill the 70’s.’ LOL. Have a great weekend, Rhoda. Stay cool in the pool!
Jane H. says
Wow. Lovely mix of neutrals with pops of color. Eye-catching architectural interest. Beautiful!
This may be one of my favorite house tours ever! I love every single detail of the kitchen. And the before and after pictures are incredible!! Thanks for finding this, Rhoda!
Anise Butler says
I especially love the ceilings and the stained glass window. I love the home.
I’m definitely in love! Just beautiful.
Rebeca Savela says
Wow! What an amazing home with so many gorgeous details! 😉
Rhoda, thank you so much for featuring our home today. We are very honored! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, and staying cool!
Cindy, my pleasure to feature you, love your home and your talent!
Crystal Jackson says
They have done an amazing job! So beautiful and creative, too!
Shannon Fox says
I met Cindy on Instagram, and she is out of this world talented. Her style is extraordinary and her vision and execution of this renovation is nothing short of amazing!! Beautiful feature Rhoda!!
Shirley @Housepitality Designs says
Cindy is one of my favorite people in Blogland. She is so very talented with exquisite taste As it show in her stunning home. A beautiful lady with a very kind soul just like her home.
Great post, I love to read about other bloggers and see their wonderful homes. I am especially fascinated by the kitchen makeover as it looks like Cindy kept the original cabinets but gosh what an amazing difference with the French style makeover she gave them, looks like a totally brand new kitchen.
Thanks for sharing this post, I will hop over and take a look at Cindy’s blog too.
Rhoda,you did it again, this house is beautiful. The talent in blog land is mind boggling . There is so much beauty in this house. I can’t decide what I like more,but I love her bedroom and her ceilings. Again thanks for finding these gems for your readers.
Gorgeous home!!! This is one of my favorite homes you have shown, probably my favorite. I’m in love with the kitchen. She does FC Faudree worthy!!
I have been reading Edith and Evelyn blog for months now and love every post.
Beautiful home through and through. The floor tiles in entry are what gave me the idea to look for something like that for our porch. We found some similar.
I love Cindy’s blog! I discovered her a couple years ago. Her home transformation is amazing and she is so sweet! Boy are her and her husband talented. So glad you featured her. I look forward to your series every week. Thanks Rhoda!