I was looking at my pictures trying to figure out what to write about next, and I have a lot of little things that need to be mentioned, but don’t warrant their own post. I mean, they DO. But I’m making them be best friends and share a space, anyway!
First, the doorknob! We took it out, cleaned the guts, and found a skeleton key that works for it!
We love a working knob!
The cabinet got a good clean, a round with Restor-a-finish, and some touch ups to the shallac where needed.
I don’t know what material that back wall of the cabinet is, but I’m trying to decide if I want to wallpaper it, paint it, or leave it…… thoughts?
And I wiped down all the hardware. It’s so simple and I love it.
Electrical! We went from one outlet which could hold two plugs, to FOUR outlets which will hold 14 Plugs. Making it modern! PLUS we added a ceiling fixture box for above the sewing machine AND two sconces.
To do that, Doug had to cosplay as an astronaut to climb in the attic to make all the connections.
Boldly going where no man has gone before. But DEFINITELY some mice and birds have been in here.
This is beautiful.
Even MORE BEAUTIFUL,
Remember these perfect sconces? We’re working on the re-wire now.
And once they’re ready, they’re ready to be hung!
Does everyone who has an old house have 1,253,462 chairs? Just us? We have SO MANY CHAIRS that people have gifted us over the years. “Doug and Amy have an old house, they have room!” We’re like a chair orphanage, and I cannot say no.
This was given by a former custodian at my school. It’s super comfy and perfect for the room. And while we’ve taken an upholstery class, and I’ve done a few chairs, I’ve never done a channel back chair. And I was intimidated, so we are having professionals do it.
Velvet Stripes! I SURELY would have messed this up.
I love it with the wallpaper.
I also was originally planning on building a desktop and finding some cabinets to sit under it. Instead, I stumbled on this desk on Facebook Marketplace and got it for a steal. It’s not antique, but it’s got a large desk top and I love the side cubbies. I think it’s going to work really well in the space!
Speaking of purchases, we found this piece in Cincinnati. I had no intention of adding a piece of stained glass to the room, but it’s a remarkable comparable size, and has so many of the colors.
But we’re pretty sure this is upside down.
Flipped it! Ha. See the wings? I think it’s a pair of sea griffins!
I think it’s going to go in the other window on the top, but here’s what it looks like against the paper.
I PROMISE I’ll do a whole post about this once we get to it.
I added this doorstop with a lion on it. It’s kind of a terrible picture. He was probably roaring or something.
And last, I’ve been cleaning crystal like crazy. I’m going to build my own chandelier from pieces I have laying around. I promise that will also be it’s own post!
Whew. That was a lot. But these little projects are so important!
In closing, please enjoy baby bird and mama bird in their chandelier nest…..