I was in the midst of painting out the ceiling of the little back room when I started to think of how to finish it. Nothing too dark, something on hand….something to help the room…I found this long panel of silk, from ABC NY, which I used in my various New York apartments draped over a tension rod. I think I saw a pink and cream stripe of this fabric in a magazine, but when I got to ABC I loved the yellow more than the pink. I have another swatch of the pink somewhere, but I LOVE this yellow! Even today~
Just for a reminder, this is how the room used to look~
I removed the 1970 curtain rod; I will switch out for French hardware later this summer, but this does the trick for now…a long line….~
Pretty with the bed~
and the chair~
Closeup of the hardware, which was $20 for everything at home depot; ok until I swap it out~
Pretty pretty!!! My Dad says maybe he wants to stay in the room now, I said, maybe I will!
the bed itself is a nice piece in the room. It is special to me as it is the first “real” piece of furniture I bought, at ABC NYC in 1988. The details are perfect and there is no damage to it. But it’s been long sitting in the basement and garage. I much prefer to see it used here as our guest bed.
My antique dealer friend Leah keeps telling me to paint it out white, but I can’t bring myself to do that! What do you think? White, or brown? Before Laura or any guests arrive the bed will be dressed up~
The hutch has a little storage space; how about a basket there?~
Then I went at the door; tape it up and paint it~
Linen sheets wear in the center, but save the rest for reuse~
measured the top, sewn….
Pinned the bottom; wished Laura was here to help me but I got it done fine!
the finished product was miles better than what was there~
Entering the room, it looks…pretty and fresh…I need to have Raoul come and put in a new wood threshold, that’s next…..
The girls and I debated the placement of the nightstand; we first put it on the right, then the left, then on the right. with a marble lamp from the NY flea; the mirror will go elsewhere, and I put the magazines below, for a little nighttime reading~
With a few inspirational books; these are for Laura to peruse as she will be my first guest!
All is now in a nice vintage basket from Beaune~
With hardwood floors, you want your feet to touch something soft when getting out of bed; I took a little Ikea sheepskin that I had bought for the dogs but that they love to tear up too much; a little softness; this could be large but it works for now~
And on the far wall, my nieces selected a Dutch cow painting of mine which has been propped up in the house. It is very sweet and 18th or 19th C I can’t remember….
I love the little bit of gilt in the room to brighten it up~
I have a few finishing touches to add and will show you pics; but the room is definitely coming together, with things I have on hand so only $20 expenditure for this round~