I’ve been rather busy on house decor projects this month. Here is a rundown of what I’ve started:
In the Victorian era, there were often decorative draperies in the wide transition doorways and pocket door frames. The looked something like this:
I have begun work on several areas of the house…
It will be a couple of months before they are all done. I am also working on the transition between the library and my office. On the office side will be a black and white floral pattern, but I’m just not sure what to do for the library side of the transition. I’ll figure it out eventually!
Re-Purposed Shipping Box
We found this wonderful old Smith Corona typewriter shipping box in The Cottage last year. Originally it would have shipped three manual typewriters inside of it. I also found these large round furniture feet and thought that together with a hinged lid for the top they could make a great coffee table.
When I bought this house from our neighbor and friend Sherry, she pointed to the couch and asked me if I wanted it. I didn’t hesitate, I answered immediately, “Yes!”
The couch is right around the same age as the house and it currently resides in its rightful place, the upstairs library. Sherry had re-upholstered it, and the fabric was in good shape, but it didn’t fit with our decor. As you can tell from the photos above, I tend to get rather colorful!
So I have been intending to re-upholster it for some time now. And tonight, inspired by my brand new old typewriter box turned coffee table re-do, I took apart the couch!
When the weather outside is frightful, having these home decor projects is a perfect escape for me.