Sprucing Up Our Guest/Son’s Room May 11, 2015
With my efforts focused on the Tahoe renovation and the shop, I haven’t had much of a chance to give our home, here in town, some love. Last week, I found some time on my day off, to spruce up my son’s room.
Guess where I shopped? Yep, you guessed it! If ever you come by the house, you may see a price tag, hanging from something. Just some added charm, don’t you think?
If you’re a regular at the shop, you might recognize a couple of things!
First of all, I brought the mirror home a while ago, as I updated a display at the shop. I love the finish I put on this mirror. It was the first time I ever used red pigment powder, along with light and dark wax. Used sparingly, red pigment powder, mixed with light wax, adds just the right shading, for a piece, with this much detail.
The little chair with the cane backing, didn’t spend long at the shop, once it was painted and Nancy had made a new chair pad. It’s just the perfect size for a bedroom. (I made the insert to the decorative window, a while ago. It’s just a make-do effort to keep the western sun from heating up the room.)
This Moroccan hand made silk rug, was found at a rug dealer’s shop in Marrakesh. I just love the color and simplicity of the pattern. It replaces a much darker wool Persian rug, that is much more suited for Tahoe.
The bed quilt is called a Kanva Cloth quilt. In Indian, Kanva means scrap, or so I was told. There, they have “quilting bees”, where the women quilt together fabrics and when necessary, they patch the quilts, as you see above.
There are some keepsakes in the room, like this box, that belonged to my mother. It still has her safety pins and holy card inside.