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Showcasing Aged Architectural House Drawings

While going through some of the closets here at our Maine home, I uncovered the architectural house drawings that my parents originally created back in 1992. To say I was thrilled was an understatement! And the architectural drawings were in such great shape too, folded and kept within a small metal filing cabinet.

I immediately knew that I wanted to frame one, if not all of them, and hang them throughout the home. Today I want to share the first one, that I framed myself, with an old frame that I simply found in the attic. I hope you enjoy this repurposed nostalgic touch to this old family home!

If you are new here, this coastal Maine home is a replica of an Early American home called a Raeside & Dame. The home was designed and built by my parents back in 1992 and we inherited the home this past fall. We have been both renovating and redecorating it to make it our own.

I hung the framed architectural drawing in our dining room, which is also the entryway to the home.

After hanging the architectural drawing, I found a small watercolor painting of the house my parent's owned before building this Raeside-Dame home. A painting I had made for them and gifted sometime back when I was in college. I always thought it was funny, as this home was on the ocean and the painter added evergreen trees... I luv the juxtaposition of the two homes side by side.


This home right now is a complete work in progress, as we wait on furniture and stores to reopen!

We are so excited to make this home comfortable for friends and family to enjoy.

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Hi, I'm Ann!

Welcome to Dabbling & Decorating, a home & vintage decorating blog.  I luv sharing decorating tips, vintage and thrift store finds, DIY projects, and antiques from winters in Vermont to summers renovating our coastal Maine family home. And our berner, Ella who pops in from time to time...  I'm so thrilled you stopped by today and hope you will become a regular here at Dabbling & Decorating! 

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