This wardrobe was built by Great-Great Grandfather. My Grandmother had it in her barn when we found it. It was a mess. But my sweet Father took it completely apart and put it back together and refinished it. That was in the 1980's. I have moved it with me every where I go. At one time it held a small TV and my doll collection. Now it holds my quilts and blankets and misc. clothing. It is my most favorite piece.
The first picture of the doorway into the bathroom shows a smidge of this wardrobe on the left. The little square picture on the left is one of my granddaughters. The large picture on the right is a print I've had for years, one of my husband's favorites. It wasn't my first choice for that spot, but it was his.
As you swing around to the left you will see our bed. It belonged to my husband's Grandmother. It needs some wooden side rails and other repairs. Again, I would like to use something different, or paint it, but that probably won't happen. Or it might, just depends on how convincing I can be. The little black shelf at the bedside holds our clock-radio and my husband's favorite picture of me. There was a small round table there, but it got in the way of DH's dresser drawers. The window that looked out on the side yard was just about where the top of the head board is now.
As you swing around to the left wall, you will see these great French doors that DH and my son-in-law put in where the other window was.
DH got out his trusty chain saw (see picture in right column of blog) and started cutting the big 'ole hole. That was AFTER we took out the window and checked for any electrical lines. The French doors didn't come in when they were supposed to so we went 3 weeks with nothing but plastic taped over the hole. Thank heavens we live in the country! DH calls these the French Window because we haven't built the deck/porch yet and if you step through the doors you'll step down about 4 feet!
This is DH's dresser.It matches the bed. I love it, but I have issues with it AND the bed.
And on the wall at the foot of the bed is this electric fireplace that we got at Lowe's for 1/2 off. It was too short so DH built a small brick hearth to put it on and raise it to regular mantle height. That's the foot board of the bed that you see in the foreground of the picture. You can tell the room is not very big.
When we close the bedroom door, this keeps the room nice and cozy. It even looks almost like a real fireplace.
Here is another view. The tri-fold screen is waiting to be filled with lots of pictures. I've got to dig them out of the box they've been in FOREVER!
So that's the tour.
Yes, the room needs more stuff on the walls and MORE COLOR! I love the wall treatment, it looks like old leather, which I'll tell you about in my next post, but the furniture blends in too much. I am not happy with it, but don't want to paint the wall. Solution: DO SOMETHING WITH THE FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES.
If you've got suggestions, PLEASE THROW THEM MY WAY!