Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Nursery

Today I finished the nursery.  It's a vision in pink!  I have some gorgeous pink curtains and a rug on order and am on the lookout for a canopied crib.  This little room is coming together and will be a wonderful place for the little one to come . . .

Parlor Doorway

Since I didn't want to add a door between the main floor hall and parlor, I had to decide how to finish it.  Then I found these friezes!  Problem solved.  I bought two, one for each side of the doorway.  I painted them and glued them in place.  They look perfect!  I just have to fill in between the lines . . . so to speak.

Study Fireplace Mantel

I've had it on my mind to put a mantel over the fireplace in the study.  I tried several different ideas, but decided that what it really needed was a full fireplace surround.  I found a great tutorial at Cinderella Moments.  While I used the basic ideas of putting it together, I finished mine differently adjusting it to the fireplace already on the wall.  It's not perfect, but it adds so much more to the room.

Monday, January 14, 2019

A Victorian Nursery

When I got the shell built on Pennethorne Manor and was showing Brian the rooms, he asked where the nursery was.  I said there wasn't going to be a nursery.  Just the other day he brought it up again and I decided that yes, I think the house needs a nursery.  Putting it above the breakfast room now balances the house on the right and left sides.  Brian cut the walls for me and I glued everything in place.  I placed an order for wallpaper, flooring, windows, and a ceiling light.  I'm looking forward to furnishing and decorating the nursery.

What once was going to be an outdoor deck/sitting area is now the nursery.  I think it was serendipitous that I put in a door!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Water Closet

This is the last of the rooms to be completed as I had to wait to install the chandelier in the dining room below, which had to wait for the coffered ceiling to be finished.  Which was . . . yesterday.

I'm still waiting on a tiny bit (an eyelet actually) that fits up into the medallion on the chandelier, and then I can install it permanently.  In the meantime, I decided that I didn't like the flooring I made for the bathroom and so whilst pondering what to do about it before falling asleep the other night, an idea popped into my head, and I nodded off to la la land satisfied with my new found inspiration.  Thank you Angels!

I took a piece of wood flooring I had left over and cut two openings in it.  Then I cut apart the tile flooring from the bathroom and inserted them into the openings.  After taping it all together, I applied several coats of gloss Mod Podge and let it dry.

I have to say that I'm very pleased with myself.  I like it much better and it gives a different, higher end look (I think?!).  Then I played around with placement of the fixtures.  I'm so glad I enlarged this space.  I now have room for a small table next to the tub with a lamp on it and a heated towel rack.  I still need to install baseboard, but for now it's time for a bubble bath!