Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The bedroom!

You'll have to excuse the lack of artwork on the walls... I've been so hesitant to commit to a decision and bang a nail, so the only artwork up right now is hanging on nails that were left behind by the previous owners!

The bedroom from the doorway {don't forget, you can click on pictures if you want a larger view}::

We have three pieces of furniture in the room at the moment ~ the bed, and two large dressers. We were so unbelievably fortunate that family friends were downsizing just as we were moving into the house. As a result, we were able to furnish our place with some pieces that are old, full of character, and built with craftsmanship that's hard to find today!.... Take these dressers for example. If that's not character, I don't know what is!

Although, I admit, I wasn't immediately sold on them ~ I often veer away from pieces that make such a strong statement and are unlike anything else we own. But the rest of my siblings were convinced that these pieces were keepers, and they're definitely right! Once the dressers were in the house, I realized that these pieces fit in nicely with the growing collection of art and housewares that we've picked up while traveling. What would you call this style? "Global", "International", "If it fits in the bag, it's ours"?

Right. Well, here's the bed dressed up with our quilt from India::

And back to the craftsmanship of these pieces. The bottom drawer of the tall dresser contains a little cedar chest for sweaters! If that's not the perfect fit for a knitter and sweater love, I don't know what is!

Although, you also see in that previous photo where the "project" lies in this room. Most of the lovely drawer pulls have broke over the years. Here's a close-up of the originals:: I want to find some sort of replacement ~ either something that looks like the originals, or a different option that keeps with the original style. And this is where the internet really comes in handy. I've found a few sites that allow you to search for every type of pull under the sun. I'll come back and give you an update when we make our final decision.

Tomorrow the dining area!

1 comment:

kristin said...

nice, i like! do you guys plan on painting walls?