After the floor was finished, it was time for the walls. The color is a pale blue, which of course I forgot the name of and cannot find online. I left a white stripe along the top of every wall. The downstairs of the house has low ceilings and leaving a white stripe along the ceiling is supposed to make it look higher. I think it works, to some extent.
My husband made the trim and baseboards from barnwood left over from the old family farm.
I have the room partially decorated, but it’s still a work in progress. Apart from putting a bed in there, so far I’ve hung this print from Kristen Solecki…
…put this chair in a corner…
…and put this buffet along one wall in lieu of a traditional dresser. It’s an early 20th century walnut number made in Pulaski, Wisconsin. Yes, I painted a walnut buffet. (And would like to get a ‘HAAAAYY’ for painting all the decorative veneer with a teeny-tiny paintbrush, thanks very much.) The damn thing was so dark, it was like a big black hole. I like it much better now. The mirror hung above it will get painted to match. Eventually.
A few more prints and photos hung on the walls, and she’ll be all done. But for now, it’s a heck of an improvement from what it was!
I’m going to go recover from my DIY hangover now. Over and out.