Making the old feel new again is a big part of home renovation, and we’ve recently seen some pretty neat people making lackluster, older spaces new and downright beautiful. That’s why part of this week’s link roundup is dedicated to some pretty stellar renovations we’ve been reading about.

One example: New Mexico-based home enthusiast (and, evidently, paint guru) Victoria Larsen’s amazing kitchen transformation. She managed to transform her dated kitchen with “paint, plaster, stain, and stencil,” and, we’d add, a lot of creativity (the countertops are especially amazing). Check it out on one of our favorite sites, Hometalk.

Speaking of transforming dated spaces, check out’s piece about Abel and Cindy LeBlanc, who completed their four-year restoration of a 110-year-old, 2,850-square-foot home in Gretna, La., with enough time to spare for it to be featured as part of the Gretna Historical Society Spring Tour of Homes. The story provides a very real and engaging look at restoring a historic home, and renovating in general. We especially enjoyed reading about their hatred for the hand sander and the wonderful surprise the couple found in the attic (hint: cha-ching!).

Dekleva Gregorič Architects also recently took on a more than 100-year-old structure. The firm transformed a 100-year-old shed in Ljubljana, Slovenia, into a 450-square-foot home for the principal architect’s parents. Check out the story (and the super-cool staircase) on Dwell.

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In new design news, check out Erin Williamson’s (one of our favorite design bloggers) recap of her trip to the inaugural Wayfair Trade Tastemaker Awards. Williamson took home the award for Best Design Innovator, and her recap of the event makes you feel like you were celebrating in Hollywood right along with her (excitement, nerves, wardrobe troubles, and all). We were also very excited to learn more about her recent projects, like the beautiful bathroom floor included at the end of her recent post.

And while you’re already looking at cool things on the Internet, check out Instagrammer Serge Najjar’s fantastic photos of people interacting with architecture. From ladders and stairs to windows, his photos might make you think about the spaces you encounter in interesting ways (and the structures are pretty cool, too). Read all about it at We And The Color.

Come across something interesting that you’d like us to know about? We’re all ears. Share your favorite interior design, real estate, home renovation, architecture, and art news with us in the comments, or send us a tweet.

100-Year-Old Home Gets Renovation was last modified: August 6th, 2018 by Sheree Whiteley

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