I knew my 2 year blog anniversary was this week, but I forgot about it until I got ready to publish this post! Thank you, sweet friends, who have stayed with me on my journey. You were and are still an unexpected joy in my life.
I promised you I'd take photos of the room I've been working on the past few weekends, so here's my starting place.
As I told you in my last post, this antique iron bed is from England - it was the first piece of furniture I bought as an adult. It was an odd shade of tan, very chippy. I painted it black, and it has been black ever since.
The metal trim on it is brass that has been nickle plated, and it is wearing off in places.
I have used a Waverly dust ruffle and pillow - off white and black. I am considering painting the bed white, but will put off the decision until I decide what to do with some of the other pieces in this room.
On the far side of the bed, I moved my "7" table.
It allows enough access to change sheets and such. I don't plan to put a lamp on the table, but I have a plan for a hanging light on that side of the table.
The small side table fits just barely in the space by the doorway to the art room. (The art room is a TOTAL messy jumble of boxes and things!)
I will probably keep the door open most of the time, so that corner will be empty.
Just beyond the door opening is a vintage English oak chest. It was also an early adulthood purchase. It was once in much better shape - after surviving almost 30 years - 20 of them in a semi-arid environment that has loosened joints and caused the top to split.
It has lovely details.
But some of the decorative trim around the bottom is missing.
I have always loved the pulls on this piece. And though I read about how many people dislike golden oak, I still like it.
However I could use some wood filler, glue and paint, and make this piece whole again.
And I do love the look of a mostly mixed-whites room...
With either a black bed OR a white one.
A white bookcase will go in this corner by the closet.
Martha will probably end up here, too. She's been waiting patiently for that new frock. Of course, she prefers dropcloth to other fabrics, so we're in good shape with that.
And if I do use bits of black in here, which I plan to do even if I paint the bed white, I will use my leather artwork.
They were formerly in my dining room. It will be fitting to use them in this room with English furnishings. They are most likely based on images of King James in 1607.
After all this, I'll let you know I'm leaning toward painting the oak chest and leaving the bed black. But I do value your opinions, so please let me know your thoughts!
Word for the Day:
2 Corinthians 8:10
And in this matter I give my judgment: this benefits you, who a year ago started not only to do this work but also to desire to do it.
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