The verse that wraps around the room near the ceiling reads, "The dream is always Running ahead, To catch up, to Live for a moment in unison with it, that is the Miracle." I am keeping this as a reminder. It is not an easy lesson for me to learn.
Over the years I fluffed it ...
and streamlined it.
The sheer fabric on the windows was the same pattern as the wallpaper and the window seat was a cotton of the same toile as well. The cushion was completed with a 7" fringe along the front edge.
I began this new look by refreshing the window cushion with an extra layer of padding.
And new fabric replaced the faded toile.
Neutral colors and a little more tailored look.
These ratten interlocking circles were on rods that measured 36" so I asked my brother to cut one in half and I had a rod for each 18" side window.
notice the hinges on the window seat..it lifts for more storage)
I don't need total privacy in this room and this is just enough to filter the light.
This cabinet has been in my bedroom for years. This is how it looked when I bought it.
I did a seven layer peeled paint finish on it years ago.
(FYI: the post on the window pane can be seen here.)
It has now been given the new responsibility of holding my magazines and DIY books.
I recently purged a huge stack of magazines and created space for new ones.
I found this sweet little clock at Goodwill a couple years ago. It has been resting in my studio until now.
A while back I mentioned that I made a trade with a friend. We were both ready to part with a few treasures friend to friend.
This dress form is one of the items I got in the trade.
I have a thing for dictionaries so when I saw this stand I knew I had to have it. I have not gotten around to sprucing it up, but I will.
I blogged about this lamp a while back. It was a great little find. You can read about that here. I admired the picture in an antique mall while visiting my sister in Nebraska. My sister and her friend surprised me with it as a gift.
And the story of the flower pillow is here.
So what's NEW?
These two pillows were purchased at Home Goods.Lamp shade is from the non returnable clearance bin at local lighting store.
The French script fabric on the chairs was purchased on line.
The fabric on the window cushion is from JoAnn's remnant pile (with 40% off coupon.)
EVERYTHING ELSE was bartered, traded, gifted, recycled, or purchased from a thrift shop, antique mall/store, or yard sale. The typewriter and one of the globes were compliments of my niece and nephew. The other globe from the home of my friend's father.
The glass doorknobs under the dome served as hooks for my living room curtains years ago. The photo is of my granddaughter taken approximately 10 years ago.
Thanks for checking in and following what is happening with my home. I'm having a good time mixing things up and stirring the energy of the space. Can't wait to see what new things develop because of it.
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