In the early days of our marriage, G-Man had to work a lot of cases into the wee hours of the morning. He was afraid he would awaken me if he turned on the lights when he got home. So, he would come into the dark house ever so quietly. At least he tried to be quiet. Once he fell right across the back of the sofa - the one that wasn’t there when he left for work!!! He stumped toes and bumped shins on several occasions, too. Needless to say, the noise of the impact and the yell that followed always sat me straight up in bed. I would be scared out of my mind and he would be crippled. We soon decided that the smart thing to do was leave a light on so he could see if anything had moved during the day. And, it goes on to this day.
I really mean this day! Today, I took a cherry television stand (you know the kind that everyone had before the flat screens came on the scene) from the master bedroom where I had been using it as my night stand because it was tall enough for our rice bed. Anyway, I recently moved my Chinoiserie desk from behind the sofa in the great room into the master bedroom to use as my night stand. That meant that the vintage sofa table came back upstairs from Alex’s house to return to it’s real use as a sofa table. Are you totally lost yet????
Okay, so now I have the old night stand/t.v. stand with nowhere to live. For a second I considered painting it and taking it to my Old Banks Antique booth, but I’m really not ready to part with it. I soon found the perfect spot for it. But, that meant moving the small barley twist gate leg table to another location first. That proved to be easy and the chest made it’s way into the small entrance area between the foyer and our combination great room-kitchen-breakfast room.
Maybe a picture will help!
To the right is the t.v. cabinet in it’s new location. The double doors open to the foyer.
Looking into the foyer where you can see Mason’s tiny little “hot rod”.
Here, you can barely see the refrigerator on the other side of this angled wall.
This is the beginning of the kitchen - it ends with another identical angled
wall behind the built in wall oven and microwave. The little gate leg table
got rerouted to the other side of the oven wall which leads to a short hallway.
I will try to make more sense of furniture placement with another post and
more pics of the other pieces of furniture that were involved in this crazy move!
I talked myself out of another item that was purchased for my booth!
This old gray painted mirror with it’s wonderfully marred glass is staying here.
Alex and I decided that we liked it propped up on the t.v. cabinet.
I put some vintage postcards around the mirror frame
From the left – an old family jug – some favorite antique leather books –
cupid bust book end - vintage wire container full of sea shells .
In the front is a small stack of ‘naked’ books” with a vintage crocheted doily.
A modern leather clock and an adorable old handmade hair barrette sit atop the books.
This pull-out shelf once housed the DVD player –Now a perfect place for some design books
(A VCR was there first – some of you ‘young-uns’ have no idea what I am talking about!)
I love every one of these books – mostly French design
A few more French books and some delightful Southern design books that I adore.
Did anyone notice the new wall color???? Here’s a reminder!
It cost a small fortune and took three forever's to execute this faux finish in such a
large room. I ended up skipping the last step that would have made it look better.
The wall was supposed to be waxed using a light brown wax and then burnished.
I think I would have died if I had done that step. Burnishing is super hard work!!!
Besides, it would have to be stripped off with mineral spirits before I could paint
over it and that was not going to happen.
I absolutely LOVE the freshness of the new wall color. My heart feels lighter!!
G-Man has accepted it, but he loved the old gold finish better. : (
I really hate that, but not enough to consider going back for one tiny second!!!
I am joining Table Top Tuesday
And the White Wednesday Party
And Transformation Thursday
And Strut Your Stuff Thursday
And Vintage Inspiration Friday
And Show and Tell Friday