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Phantom Screens Fixer Upper Alabama Style – Southern Romance

Last year you joined me in Mobile Alabama for the beginning of Esther de Wolde’s (CEO of Phantom Screens), bucket list item #67. I am blessed and amazed to have been a tiny bit of her journey.

I tried to capture the wonderful after photos of the Phantom Screens fixer upper {Alabama Style} Southern Romance home but let me honest, it is so much more than you will see here today.

The history of the families, the lives they touched and the stories told beyond the front door are all a part of the romance of this home. Walls came down, plaster (of which Esther really wanted to keep) crumbled to the floor but what is left will wow you and leave you craving more. It did me.

Southern Romance Home - Old trees in Mobile Alabama at the Southern Romance home

Driving down the street, you can’t help notice the grandeur of the trees. Just a taste of what’s to come. Phantom Screens not only revived a house, they renewed the love of a home. It doesn’t have to be new or perfect to be a dream come true.

It felt like we were going to visit relatives, upon arrival, we were greeted at the front door by Esther. She let us explore the house for a few minutes on our own to snap photos and share the house live on Periscope. I was like a kid in a candy store, you have to remember what it looked like the first time we say it, see the first visit here.

Idea house at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea Home in Mobile Al

From the front door to the back porch, you will see that the secret is in the details. 

Welcoming Entry Hall at Phantom Screens Southern Romance Home

From the front door, you turn left for the living room and right for the Gentleman’s parlor. Or if you’re like me you want to run for the back door!

Beautiful tile in the Southern Romance home in Mobile Al
Living Room

Esther kept the original fireplaces in the living room and dining room. 

Just like it was Gentleman's parlor at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea Home in Mobile Al
Gentleman’s Parlor

Gentleman's parlor at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea Home in Mobile Al

Back in the dogtrot just past the living room and parlor you enter the dining room on the left.

Hall way at the Southern Romance home - pictures frames were made from molding rescued from the makeover

Ideas for creating frames from old molding at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea House
Frames created from original molding (DIY idea for you).
Dining Room at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea Home in Mobile Al
Dining Room with original pocket doors and fireplace.

Dining table set with antique finds at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea Home in Mobile Al

Dining splendor at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea Home in Mobile Al

The kitchen underwent a huge change. It was love at first sight! From the naked doors to the original sink, the kitchen is perfect. Read all about it, click here, from who loved to cook and who didn’t and I hear there was awesome fudge made in this kitchen! Well not in this kitchen, but the one before this one 😉

Kitchen at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea Home in Mobile Al

Saved the sink at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea Home in Mobile Al
Original white enamel drainboard sink.

Cabinets galore at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea Home in Mobile Al

Kitchen seating at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea Home in Mobile Al

Click here: to meet the families (Ford – Morgan – De Wolde) of the Southern Romance home.

Southern Romance Phantom Screens Idea home in Mobile Al


Moving on to the MasterBedroom:

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Master Bedroom Suite at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea Home in Mobile Al

Now on to the Outdoor Living Space:

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Outdoor Living Ideas at Southern Romance Phantom Screen Idea Home in Mobile Al

See the bathroom and laundry room before and afters: click here for the whole story!

See the guest bedroom transformation before and afters: click here for the rest of the story!


 

Benjamin Moore Paint colors used throughout the house:
Doors, trim, baseboard
Oc-132 grand teton white in a semi-gloss finish
Ceilings and space above trim edge
Top half of hall guest bath walls
Bottom wainscoting board in hall guest bathroom
Oc-132 grand teton white
Kitchen
Cabinets – oc-132 grand teton white in a pearl or satin finish
Walls – 2142-50 gray mirage (it is an antique greenish-gray)
Mary’s pantry
Laundry room
HC-116 Guilford green (bm colour of the year!)
Living room
Dining room
Middle bedroom
CC-250 seaspray
Front parlour (front bedroom)
HC-111 nantucket gray
Master bedroom & master ensuite
CC-680 raindance
Porches
Ceiling – 2054-70 clear skies
Deck – HC-163 Duxbury gray

28 comments

  1. I love how we went to the very same place, yet our photos and posts feel different, everyone capturing a subtle this or that! It was a wonderful experience and I’m so glad I got to spend some of it with you!

    • Thanks so much Shannon, I had a great time. It’s so much fun spending time with blogging friends like you :). We just need more reasons to get together!
      xo
      Debbie

  2. Such a beautifully restored home!….Must have truly been an amazing experience to tour this gorgeous home!

  3. Oh, what a perfectly lovely Southern home! All I kept thinking was how much I would love to live in a home like that. The restoration was so incredibly and respectfully done, the attention to detail is awesome. I tried to pick a room I liked the best and it was impossible, although I could really picture myself with family and friends in that beautifully restored dining room. The front facade of the home is so welcoming in its simplicity and beauty. It really does give the unspoken prologue to the treasure through the front door. Lucky, lucky you for having been able to be a part of this restoration and decorating experience. I almost forgot, that the home is located in Mobile, AL is icing on the cake!

  4. What a beautiful restored home! I would love to cook in that kitchen or just hang out in the back yard. I love living in the south and seeing grand homes brought back to their former glory. Simply beautiful!

  5. I’m a little bit in love with that kitchen. The sink and the built in drainboard is divine! Beautiful house. 1

  6. I. Am. DROOLING!!! That porch is SO amazing! The inside is so gorgeous! I hardly know what to pin first!

  7. Gosh this is incredibly beautiful. The back porch and outdoor areas are just as pretty as the interior.

  8. This is such a beautiful home. I love the elegance and simplicity of the decor. Those dramatic curtains in the living room and dining room are pure perfection!

  9. That is such a beautiful house! It has so much Southern charm and as someone who grew up in the South, I adore how they made it feel like a combination of it’s history and present ammenities.

  10. This is a beautiful home! I’d love to live in a place like this. Though, the upkeep might be difficult.

  11. This is so beautiful! I love that kitchen sink! I love to see houses with history that have had new life transform them. So awesome!

  12. This is beautiful and now I’m ready to pack up and move. The kitchen was my favorite, I’m living for the old fashion drain board. YES!

  13. I absolutely love seeing before and afters of fixer uppers. This house is exactly what I think of when I hear the word “southern charm”. The kitchen is to die for!

  14. Up Run for Life

    This is a beautiful house. I have always loved old house especially when they flip them on hgtv.

  15. That house is gorgeous. I love seeing before and afters of homes. I wish I could move in and enjoy it for myself!

  16. Oh my this home is absolutely stunning! The renovations were done perfectly, keeping the traditional elements while do the updates.

  17. Stunning house – I would love to live there! Thanks so much for sharing!

    I also wanted to mention that I’m having a link-up this Sunday (Sunday’s Simple Homemaker) on my website and would love if you drop in to link up – Each link gets a comment and I’ll be giving away a week of free advertising as well!

  18. Oh my, what an absolutely stunning home! I would love to see the before and after. I would love a home like this with a big wraparound porch.

  19. Wow… What a beautiful restored home! I’d love to live in a place like this.

  20. the house, the history and the choice to use some of the original pieces is amazing. thanks for taking us along.

  21. What a beautifully restored home! That living room? Wow! I love the use of white throughout the house. It’s so lovely <3

  22. What a gorgeous Southern Home. I am from Alabama, and I was drawn to your picture. I would love to see this house in person, but your pictures are beautiful.

  23. Beautiful home! I love the colors, and the layout!
    Cathy

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