Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Post-Dog Rearranging the Living Room

Since there is no need for a big-dog-barricade, the primitive table that once occupied this spot in front of the window has found a new place.

It is just a hop skip and jump down the same wall, past the front door.

I also moved my French chair there to keep the "something rough, something refined" feel I'm going for in my "Elegant Industrial Cottage Living Room."

The French chair was a $5 thrift store find, which I painted with ASCP French Linen - fabric seat included.

The primitive table is actually a former kitchen table with an enamel top. I left the top at the curb where I found the table decades ago. The finish is original. I made the top from individual boards, cut to size at the lumber store, joined with 1 x 2's underneath and stained dark walnut. 

On top of the table, my 3rd grade Bible is open to Psalm 91, a Psalm of protection.

An industrial-ish wire box with two terra cotta containers holds a couple of votive candles. This was a thrift store find last year.

A thrift store lamp, painted with layers of neutral chalk paint and topped with a mod-print drum shade balances the vignette. A small, two-handled silver metal cup from a garage sale holds pennies.

In the background, propped against the wall, is a painting I did last year. 

Although I miss having the table in front of the window for taking photos of items, I'm working on a new photo area in my art room. I think this "desk" area fills the spot much better than anything else I have tried here recently.

As I am prone to do, the box and items behind the French chair have already been moved, so that space is clear now. 
I'll show you more changes later this week!

Word for the Day:
Psalm 91:9-10
Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my refuge—
no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.

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lynn said...

that chair was $5?! what a great find! the little corner looks awesome, revi!

Ornate Splendor said...

Such sweet vignettes that you have created...and great find on that chair. And love the way you painted that lamp - very pretty! Also thanks for the inspiration with scripture readings. Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!)

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I love that bench. It looks great in front of the window. Oh how fun to have new post-dog possibilities. Had to crack up that you had already changed your changes!

chateau chic said...

I LOVE the frenchy chair with the little farm table/desk!! Great combination together. And your other finds and treasures are wonderful!
Mary Alice

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

The room looks great! Love that french chair with the rustic desk. I really love the Bible open to Psalm 91...great idea! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays!

Jann Olson said...

I like the changes Revi. Can't believe you got that chair for $5. Love your eclectic style! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


This is sooo purdy Revi!
I like the French chair!