Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Weekend House Tour

Visual Vamp Valorie Hart and Alberto Paz
Preservation Resource Shotgun House Tour
photo by Melanie Acevedo

It's the day before the house tour and I am working like ten field hands, and Alberto is working like at least five. Just taking a break between washing windows, and plowing the back forty to share a video link (that Alberto made) with you of how the house looked when we first viewed it with the real estate agents. Talk about staging for a sale!

We are going to run it on loop on the TV in the living room tomorrow during the tour. I hate how a TV not turned on looks like a black hole, so this video will be "art" and be informative ha ha. I hope you enjoy it, and happy weekend! And if you are in New Orleans stop by for the tour. I have some surprise guests as my docents.

Go HERE to see the video!

Shotgun House Tour

The Return of the Shotgun House Tour!

Saturday, April 2, 2011 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In the Irish Channel & Garden District
Headquarters - Tracey's - 2604 Magazine St.

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Celebrate New Orleans’ favorite house type in the Irish Channel and Garden District this weekend! See the interiors of 11 of the most charming shotgun houses in the neighborhood. Visit the headquarters at Tracey's Irish Restaurant & Bar. Also, go shopping on Magazine Street to take advantage of special discounts for ticketholders!

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Advance Tickets:
$16 for PRC members
$20 for non-members
$10 for groups of 10 or more

On the day of the tour, all tickets are $25.

On the day of the tour, tickets may be purchased at the tour headquarters, Tracey's Irish Restaurant & Bar, 2604 Magazine St.

Purchase tickets in advance by calling 504.581.7032. or by clicking the "Buy Tickets Now" button below.

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diana said...

Boy nothing like being on the home tour to get one to
tend to all of those details that we have been meaning to do. It will be fabulous!

beki said...

I'll be there!! I just bought my tickets :)

pve design said...

Oh what fun! I watched the entire video and am so happy that house landed in your happy hands!
I know you and Alberto have put a whole lot of lovin into that house to make it your home sweet home.

Anonymous said...

Your home tour should be called Miracle on Washington St. What a transformation. Have fun this week-end.

Anonymous said...

Valerie, what you and Alberto have accomplished together in your home is truly amazing. Anyone, including your average housewife, can decorate on a large budget, but as you often say, you decorated on a "shopgirl's budget. It speaks volumes about your vision and creativity, and I must say your courage as well in taking on this project. You have done an amazing job. Wish I could be there to enjoy it in person.

Kathleen said...

found out about the tour via your blog and, of course, toured thruough your home 1st....FABU! the other homes were lovely, but yours was the best...met Gigi and her daughter at the door and i'm determined to get your help with my dining room...woman, u got style galore and a phenom eye...loved it!!

Debe said...

It was great to meet you last weekend! If we had only been there this weekend...we could have done the tour!! Oh well...loved Alberto's video & what you have accomplished with the house & yard is amazing. Job extremely well done! So cool that he made that video when you first saw the house. Hope all goes well with the tour...we are going on one today in Houston in the Heights. Lot of work to get ready to share your love of home but the lurkers out here appreciate it!!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Valorie!
Saw the video, wow you have really made a beautiful transformation! If I were there I would love to take the tour.... Hope is is a success and you raise a bunch of moola. Maryanne xo

Tracy said...

Hi! Took the tour yesterday. Your house is so cute and you are very crafty. Good job.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

yes - for a party too -nothing worse than a black hole of the tv. The past few times I played pretty movies on mute with music playing -sort of art. You'd be surprised how many people stil watched these silent movies! I played 'room with a view' at one gathering and the new 'brideshead revisited' at another!