Wednesday, August 27, 2014

finishing up

So, this may be the first time that I've ever written an appropriate follow up post. I was trying to convince myself that I should wait on the picture taking until I had done things like clean the floor and dust - but realistically, that would just have delayed a post indefinitely. So, pictures????

redwood burl clocks made by my grandfather

armoire not tall enough? add leather trunks!

As you can see, we're halfway done with repainting (dark reddish brown to blue). The dark brown was done to make sure we could live with that color when the time comes to replicate the original anaglypta.

poppy pods, sparrows and moths - aesthetic movement designed just for me

We actually love the color, but once we started refinishing our temporary woodwork everything just blended together. This won't be an issue in the future, between the cherry woodwork, and the luminescent metallic wallpaper, this room will be dark and elegant once more... In the meantime, the tealish blue will do nicely (the color is juniper ash).

still need another coat of shellac and paint.... and so much stripping....
check out my dog gate and dead plant!
a stunning church pew recently given to us

one of many overloaded barristers at our house
Finally found this print at an estate sale, so filthy I had to clean it with a razor blade

Obviously we're still missing things like an entry door, vestibule, overmantel and too many other things to list. But in the meantime, I'll settle for refinishing the floors and rest of the woodwork and getting the painting finished. Small steps (at least until I win the lottery or inherit the estate of a Nigerian prince).


  1. Well it looks like a usable, non dilapidated room! Congratulations! I know that's a huge change. And your floors look like they're gonna be amazing.

    1. Yes, the joy of only semi-dilapidated! And yet, I'd rip it apart again in a heart beat if it meant starting on the porch....

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    1. That's not even a good picture of it... I can, without a doubt, claim that I have the most lovely wallpaper ever made...


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