Remember when the Library was the Fireplace Room? It looked like this:
And then it looked like this:
Different--yes. Better--no. A clear case of where "use what you have"= barf.
A few trips to Adelaide's, a whole lotta paint, a little fabric from Leisure, and we're looking like this:
I decided that because of the piano--the one piece that absolutely couldn't leave this room because of space concerns, and absolutely couldn't be painted because of Husband concerns--that black would have to be a big part of the room. And as soon as I found my awesome chairs at Adelaide's, I knew that they would have to be cream with black upholstery-- and so black and white became the palette.
This is still a long way from "finished"-- but it's a lot closer! Let's take a tour, shall we?
Remember that dresser I painted for our Master Bedroom? I rescued this huge mirror from the top, painted it black, and stuck it up there. Rounding out the mantle, we have my giant thrifted lab beakers and a thrifted pewter bowl and goblet. The candleabra was a gift from my dad.
The mirror isn't permanant--I'm really digging this mirror from Ballard-- wonder if I can knock of Suzanne Kalser on a shoestring?
To be continued.
A little thrifted cabinet-- waiting to get a coat of black paint and some antiqued mirror for the door. It holds our wine glasses. Up top-- thrifted vase ($8), decanter (.50 cents) and vase ($1). The antique barometer was my grandmother's, and the mirror came from a local antique store (it was cheap-- around $35, I think.)
Velvet and Linen: