Tuesday, July 20, 2010
What Have I Been Doing ?
For the past week I have been busy working with Emery to transform our guest room into a proper girls guest room. One that a girl can find that sort of old fashioned moment of reprieve from the busy-ness of modern life.
We put up a wooden tongue and groove ceiling and painted it white, really giving the room that cottage feel to it and from that point on it was creating the space I wanted.
I have always loved bed crowns but to me they are a bit costly, so I purchased a little black metal shelf at Hobby Lobby when they were 50% off and then rubbed it with gold leaf. Tied on the drapes with ribbon and put some paper flowers around the top to dress it up just a tiny bit.
I have filled the room with things dear to me and things I love to look at. In a way, this room is for me, as it will have my writing desk in it, by the window and am on the hunt for a cozy easy chair to put in the corner near the lamp as a place to read and gaze out the window at the birds or watch the wind tussle the clothes around on the clothesline. I even have plans to put in a little herb garden by that side of the house, so one window will look out on the rose garden and the other window out onto a proper kitchen herb garden.
There are still photos to put in frames, old ones, generations tied together by perhaps photos of my grandmother as a baby wearing a certain dress that we have all worn and had our picture taken in, even now, Mei-Ling has had her picture taken in it and perhaps a wall covered with pretty frames of all the matriarchs in the family, back to my great great great grandmother
We are working one room at a time to have our home just the way we want it. Perhaps with the look of an old English cottage.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...