shape of a bundle of nonsense from friend E.
Have a seat, grab a cuppa' and finish perusing this room with me.
It's lengthy. I'm sorry.
Starting at the top ---
this room is in a local mansion that has seen better days.
I had limited time and budget to do a "showcase" room.
I spent days hand sanding peeling plaster walls to get the soft
look I wanted, but the ceiling was a lost cause, so....
I bought a surplus parachute (huge), attached it around the ceiling
and tacked it up in quadrants with big velvet "buttons" to give some interest
and a quilted look.
(thank you sweet Monica for helping once again)
It looks saggy in the pic, but it really looked like soft puff.
A beautiful imported chandelier drops from the center.
(I had ONE electrical outlet in the room that worked---
2 days before opening, I was told the electricity couldn't be fixed in time.
Please disregard all the extension cords, etc. you'll be seeing)
12 ft. ceiling!
Each bedroom has it's own sink with running water---rare in late 1800's
Servants would be notified, one would go to the basement and pump
water to the bedroom as necessary.
I covered the sink niche, floor included, with maps from an
antq. 1800's atlas---cut, ripped and pieced.
Hung a vintage chandelier,
(ignore that wiring that had to run down the wall, thru a door,
and out a window to the next room)
attached a burlap skirt and SCRUBBED that sink.
(it looked SO much worse)
Nearly everything I used in the room was antique or vintage.
All found and put together because they were appealing to me.
A closet converted to dressing room
Walls painted in freestyle blocks of color
Mirrors, early 1940's fashion sketches
A brass thrift chandelier painted black and hung with
wood billiard scoring pieces
Found metal table top--hand painted clock
Aluminum and steel ship's cot with
vintage french bolsters
Vintage stacking tables covered in Korean newsprint
Very used paint tarp piece used as rug
Desk with doorknob pull
Chair with hand sewn scraps on silk
Antq. framed leopard print bulletin board
Vintage painting on vintage easel
Large antique apothecary jars
hanging with greenery
BIG windows, BIG jars
Antique steel shelving
Personal paintbrush collection
Antique hand painted screen section
Vintage Woddard loveseat--upholstered in tarp
Zinc top table I made
Antique pier mirror with
antique door knob hooks
Antique cabinet used as sideboard
Thank you for sitting through all these
(if you're still here...)
This is exhausting!
Below are snippets and overviews....
have a wonderful day!